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A cryptocurrency is a specific digital asset that has an exchange value. A cryptocurrency (or cryptoasset) works thanks to a cryptographic system that prevents it from being duplicated. Many virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, are based on decentralized server networks that use blockchain technology. In contrast to national currencies, cryptocurrencies are not tied to a central bank or regulator, and are managed via special virtual wallets, so-called e-wallets.

Hong Kong approves ETFs on Bitcoin and Ethereum: Will China also open up to the crypto market?

Posted on 16.04.2024

Hong Kong opens the door to financial products investing in cryptocurrencies: is this the first step towards marketing these products in China (where they remain banned)? Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission says yes to ETFs on bitcoin and ethereum As reported by 'Reuters' in an article by Summer Zhen and Jason Xue, three asset management companies, Harvest Fund Management, Bosera Asset Management and the Hong Kong unit of China Asset Management, have announced that they h ...

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What's Hot: Ethereum Dencun Upgrade - A Step Towards a More Scalable Ethereum

Posted on 18.03.2024

On March 13, 2024, Ethereum achieved a significant milestone with the successful mainnet deployment of the Dencun Upgrade. This upgrade, which represents the culmination of extensive development efforts and collaboration among Ethereum core developers, introduced changes to the network that reduce fees and increase transaction speeds for layer two solutions settling transactions on Ethereum.

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Understanding Crypto ETPs: a 1% fee differential may lead to exponential underperformance

Posted on 27.02.2024

John C. Bogle is often credited with being the father of passive investing. His philosophy was to concentrate on investing strategically and being mindful of cost. He once summarised those principles when he said, “Investors need to understand not only the magic of compounding long-term returns but the tyranny of compounding costs; costs that ultimately overwhelm that magic”.

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The key differences between European bitcoin ETPs and US bitcoin ETFs

Posted on 23.02.2024

January 2024 will go down in history for cryptocurrency investors and the asset management industry. After 10 years of spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) filings, the SEC took the unprecedented step of approving 11 filings on the same day. The euphoria of these launches spread far beyond the US, with many European investors seeking to understand when European spot bitcoin ETFs would be launched.

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What's Hot: The Institutionalisation of Cryptocurrencies - A New Era Unfolds

Posted on 23.01.2024

In the early weeks of 2024, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved 11 filings for spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), a watershed moment following years of meticulous scrutiny. This breakthrough followed a judicial rebuke of the SEC’s prior dismissals, which were deemed by the judge as ‘arbitrary and capricious,’ considering the prior approval of futures-based ETF products linked to Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

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Crypto outlook: new flows needed to mark the end of the crypto winter

Posted on 19.10.2023

The sentiment in the crypto industry turned positive after BlackRock filed for a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the US in June 2023. BlackRock is not the first nor the only ETF issuer filing for an application, but it is a leading ETF issuer with large market weight and gives credibility to the crypto space. Since the BlackRock filing, the price of bitcoin is up 11% while the price of ether has declined by approximately 5%. The industry lacks a clear short-term catalyst.

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30.01.2024 posted by WisdomTree

Headwinds and Tailwinds in Thematics: the WisdomTree Global Megatrends Equity quarterly rebalance

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