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Whether retail or commercial, bank customers have their expectations shaped by a world of always-available, instantly-actioned tech. Payment apps and social media, communications and productivity, are all now non-local, device-agnostic and semi-automated. more…
ERC 721 Tokens is a technical standard used for non-fungible tokens, also known as deeds.
ERC 20 Tokens is a technical standard used for smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain for implementing tokens.
Cash money, once the self-evident standard of reliable exchange, is difficult to come by now. Where has it gone and what does the future hold?
Today’s banking system operates on a system called Fractional Reserve Banking. It’s the same interlocking system all over the world, and you might be surprised when you look under the hood and see how it actually works.
DeFi is the hottest newcomer to the burgeoning digital assets economy. With enormous growth in assets tied up in the system, it offers a tantalizing glimpse of high-reward investment.
Fiat money is money that government has decided is legal tender. Unlike a currency based on assets, fiat money is backed by a country’s whole economy.
On Blockchain, there is no central entity validating and verifying the transactions, yet every transaction on Blockchain is considered to be trusted and verified. What makes this possible?
Picking a crypto safekeeping platform can be an arduous task. In this post, we’ll look over the best technologies currently available for digital asset custody.
Securities can and are being issued on blockchain. What are the relevant touch-points with the regulation?
Digital assets storage, custody and transactions require different approaches from traditional assets.
On July 22, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it would let all chartered banks in the USA custody digital assets.
An equity investment is any investment in a company that is made by purchasing shares of that company in the stock market.
Hong Kong is introducing a Limited Partnership for Funds (LPF) regime to support funds operators in the region and meet rising demand as previously available offshore solutions lose their appeal.
Digital assets payment systems work by transferring digital tokens between accounts on a blockchain. At its most basic, this is how Bitcoin works.
Digital assets are increasingly coming to the attention of regulators and legislators at the national and supranational levels.
The market for digital assets has undergone several profound transformations since the 2009 release of the Bitcoin white paper.
On March 27, 2020, Hong Kong’s Inland Revenue Department (IRD) issued its revised Departmental Interpretation and Practice Notes (DIPN) No. 39, laying out how the department was to treat various actors in Hong Kong’s tech and financial sectors.
An airdrop is a distribution of free digital assets to multiple addresses/accounts. The term comes from computer games and from there to the military, meaning supplies dropped from an aircraft.
An alternative investment is one that isn’t a stock or bond. Traditionally, ownership in companies was the most valuable asset with ownership of their debt a close second.
Custody for the digital assets space relies on progress and integration in two key areas: structure and technology.
Tokenization Asset tokenization is the process of creating tokens that stand in for a specific fraction of the value of an asset.
When you read a headline saying that a company has “burned” half its coins, as Stellar recently did, what actually happens? Why would a company destroy its assets in this way, and how does the process work technically?
Digital asset custody is a relatively young industry, yet it’s bootstrapping its way into maturity fast, based on increasing investment from institutional investors and the model of the extant traditional custody and trust world.