A reckoning in the digital asset industry that started in June after the collapse of improperly collateralized investment assets gained new urgency in November. Following the professional and possibly legal improprieties that led to bankruptcy and chaos at the FTX cryptocurrency exchange, the industry is regrouping and putting distance between legitimate market participants and … [Read more...] about Disentangling the Crypto Crash of 2022
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It’s been a theme throughout the year: digital assets like Bitcoin are breaking into mainstream financial services. The expectation is that technology can bring its services to the consumer on a pre-dawn Sunday when they want to make an impulse buy – and that’s exactly what digital assets enable. They let financial institutions put a disposable asset in the hands of a … [Read more...] about Navigating a Path to Digital Assets
The following is a guest post from John Browning, founding partner of Hong Kong commodity and financial futures broker BANDS Financial. In reporting on the state of and statistics on the Chinese economy, Browning follows the development of a digital currency by China's central bank. See our post Constructing the Future of Money for an introduction. This post, an excerpt from … [Read more...] about Digital Payments and Currencies in China. They’re Faster.
It’s broadly agreed that the rails that exist for payments – both domestically and globally – are antiquated. While there has been any number of advances and shifts toward digital wrappers and new ways for consumers to move money around, on the backend the payment rails themselves are roughly the same as they were 50 years ago. Those rails have built the backbone for a … [Read more...] about The Programmable Future of Currency
The global pandemic, beyond the crisis it represents for public health, has had a drastic effect on business sectors around the world throughout 2020. And while news that many business goals have been negatively affected for the financial services industry – along with many others – a survey conducted jointly by the UK-based Financial Services Club and US-based Ravco Marketing … [Read more...] about Covid Crisis Leaves Unpredictable Marks on Financial Services
The world of digital transactions is in the middle of a meteoric rise, spurred by major lifestyle changes in the face of Covid-19. Ecommerce has developed more in the past three months than in the ten years prior, and that growth still hasn’t plateaued. How do FinTechs take advantage of that growth and adjust for the future? That was the theme of Plug and Play Ventures’ … [Read more...] about FinTech Reaches a Digital Tipping Point