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Digital asset funds can be the easiest way to get exposure to crypto markets with a ‘set & forget’ strategy for investors while making short and long term gains. There are serious gains to be made in this new industry, and the findings of my own journey supporting digital asset clients over the past four [...]
It’s March 2020. Countries across Asia are closed for travel and movement. Italy has come under the global spotlight because of its strict and indefinite lockdown period. Spain isn’t far behind. The world is becoming alert to a new, deadly virus and supermarkets are being overrun by panic buyers. Economists are predicting a formidable depression [...]
The financial services industry is in the midst of a generational transition. Where once cryptocurrencies and digital assets represented a counterculture movement, developed as a direct response to the failings of the financial system in the 2008/9 financial crash, today they have become a central part of the financial services industry. The adoption of digital [...]
This headline might be the single most bullish news story for Bitcoin this year: “MicroStrategy® (Nasdaq: MSTR), the largest independent publicly-traded business intelligence company, announced that it has adopted Bitcoin as their Primary Reserve asset, purchasing 21,454 bitcoins for $250 million.” What it means is that 0.1% of all seats in this game have just [...]
Announcements have becoming fast and furious about traditional financial firms investing in digital assets or crypto startups; so often, in fact, that blink and you’ll miss’em. Hedge funds and retail-focused products are celebrating major fundraises and traditional banks are leading or planning to lead investment rounds in blockchain firms. A publicly traded company has converted [...]
How can blockchain technology transform the financial service sector at a time of turbo-charged pace of innovation? The last decade has been defined by unprecedented technological change, most notably through the widespread adoption of smartphones and an ever-increasing reliance on digital financial services. Throughout this time, shifting client needs and new generations of digital natives [...]
We are now over halfway through 2020, which by many accounts, has been, shall we say, unusual. Coronovirus’s all encompassing impacts aside, we are in the midst of even greater engagement from policy makers looking to bring our nascent industry into the broader regulatory perimeter. We’ve long anticipated that greater regulatory clarity could finally trigger [...]
In today’s volatile business environment, market share is up for grabs, the talent pool is wider than ever, and blitzscaling might just give you the edge over your competition. Let’s face it: Growing a business is challenging even in the best of times. Growing rapidly adds a whole new set of challenges. So what happens [...]
The past few months have seen a real shift in the way we are all living and working. Many of the previously accepted ways of doing things are suddenly no more, and the appetite for doing things differently and embracing new modus operandi is now rife, globally. We are witnessing a real paradigm shift, and [...]
I was asked to write an article for City A.M.’s Crypto A.M. about blockchain, crypto and digital assets. I was honoured, the only people to ask me to write for them were my teachers! I asked how many words, 1000 words I was told. I was unsure if I could write that much about blockchain, [...]
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