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Why Crypto is going to be all about the Travel Rule in the future

February 26, 2021

The 'Travel Rule' may sound like something pertaining to the aviation industry, but it is actually an essential piece of legislation that financial institutions–now including virtual asset service providers (VASPs) like EQUOS–must observe. Otherwise known as the 'funds transfer recordkeeping regulation,' the Travel Rule requires all financial services providers to transmit certain customer details along with transactions above a determined threshold to the receiving institution.

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What does a fair and orderly market in crypto look like?

February 19, 2021

Over recent months, cryptocurrency markets have witnessed accelerated growth. As traditional low-risk assets like treasury bills and bank deposits fail to return significant yield, and the mushrooming money supply of the world's global reserve currency fuels rising concern over inflation, cryptocurrencies as hard assets have gained a lot of traction.

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Matthew Blom, Global Head of Sales Trading at Diginex, on The Business Breakfast

February 18, 2021

Bitcoin rose past $50,000 this week, but how are big corporations reacting? What does institutional investment mean for the asset? The Dubai Eye's Business Breakfast asks Matt Blom, writer of our Daily BTC Analysis and Global Head of Sales Trading at Diginex.

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Integrity will determine the future leaders in crypto

February 12, 2021

The cryptocurrency markets have evolved at a rapid pace and, with the recent surge in institutional interest, that growth looks set to accelerate. Yet, as an emerging asset class underpinned by nascent technology, cryptocurrency markets remain largely inefficient and riddled with opaque practices to the detriment of investors. As cryptocurrency reaches the mainstream, the importance of integrity among participants and the need to implement best practices becomes ever more pressing.

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Can Blockchain disrupt the way we raise capital?

February 9, 2021

Over recent years, we have witnessed the widespread disruption of multiple industries by giant advances in technology. We've seen key sectors such as mobility and logistics, hospitality and catering, media and communications, retail, and the supply chain - changed beyond recognition by the growth of the gig economy, shifting online consumption habits, and the entrance of behemoth players such as Uber, Airbnb, and Amazon.

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How Cryptocurrency Regulation Is Evolving

February 5, 2021

With the cryptocurrency markets beginning 2021 in earnest, we review the regulatory approaches taken by different jurisdictions. Last month, European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde called for Bitcoin (BTC), a "highly speculative asset," to be regulated on an international level. But, is a uniform approach possible with such different degrees of comfort toward cryptocurrencies between global regulators?

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Five digital asset trends that will shape 2021

February 4, 2021

As Bitcoin’s meteoric rise and subsequent volatility over the past few weeks has hit the headlines, the total crypto market cap now stands at well over $1 trillion. In collaboration with our partner, Itiviti, we look into what trends are set to shape the digital asset class in 2021.

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Bitcoin Price Gaps: What are they and how should you trade them?

January 29, 2021

Price gaps occur when the price of an asset opens higher or lower after the last trading day. In traditional finance, traders are well accustomed to this phenomenon, and indeed, often attempt to leverage these gaps as part of their trading strategy. For example, when a company announces an earnings report or a product announcement, an aftermarket emerges where traders adjust their valuation of that company, which in turn is reflected in the price – even though the market is not open.

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Institutions Are Driving Interest in Digital Assets—But is the Industry Prepared?

January 20, 2021

The massive rally in cryptocurrencies is almost unrecognizable from three years ago. When the Bitcoin (BTC) price marked its all-time high just shy of $20K in December 2017, it was exclusively retail-driven. Regulation was scant and insufficient; hacks, scams, and Ponzi schemes abounded; investors made (and lost) a lot of money overnight; and major financial institutions like JPMorgan were steadfast in calling BTC a "fraud" and a "bubble."

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Trends in Bitcoin and Corporate Treasury: Acceptance, Acceleration, and Adoption

January 14, 2021

One of the most important trends in the cryptocurrency industry over recent months has been a notable rise in corporate treasurers buying Bitcoin (BTC) as a balance sheet asset. Against the backdrop of a failing global economy and a weakening global reserve currency (the USD), both publicly listed and private companies are beginning to diversify from traditional low-risk assets such as bank deposits, treasury bills, and commercial paper to find a more effective balance between risk and yield.

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Ether Price Growth Overtakes Bitcoin— Will ETH Push the Market Towards an Alt Season?

January 13, 2021

Since Bitcoin's momentous rise this holiday season, alt coins have been making noise. What is driving this alt season, and what coins have been leading the way?

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11 Predictions for Crypto and Blockchain in 2021

December 31, 2020

In 2020, the world was met with some of its largest and most unprecedented challenges in living history. Covid-19 was unleashed onto society and as the pandemic raged, it brought with it considerable challenges to virtually all aspects of ordinary human life.

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