World’s First Crytpo Exchange Traded Product Came From Switzerland

Switzerland has once again proven itself as one of the top destinations for those who are looking for the best finance-related product in the world.

For many years other countries have looked up to this country for their unequaled professionalism, mature and friendly regulatory environment and its openness to adapt to innovation…

Consensus: Invest 2018

Invest 2018 brings in institutional investors, family offices, hedge funds, asset allocators and financial service providers to discuss and debate around cryptocurrency trends and investment opportunities for digital assets.

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South Korea Mulling Over Legalizing ICOs

South Korea is one of Asia’s bastions for cryptocurrencies.

This is due to the receptiveness of both users and business owners in the burgeoning sector.

It can be said that South Koreans early on realized the disruptive power of this technology and rode on the many financial innovations that the industry have brought to the financial sector.

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A Korean Won backed Stable Coin is set to be launched

Block by Block Capital, a global firm that supports many startups in the blockchain industry, has recently announced they are planning to launch a Korean Won backed stable coin (KRWb).

KRWb will be fully capitalized and will be backed 1:1 to Korean Won being held unleveraged in a Korean bank account.

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Crypto News: Ripple, Bitcoin, Ethereum

As Mark Zuckerberg said, “encryption and cryptocurrency … take power from centralised systems and put it back into people’s hands”.

Cryptocurrency is a peoples revolution. In the same way the internet revolution brought decentralised information transfer, the cryptocurrency revolution breaks the next barrier by bringing us a system of decentralised value transfer, storage and measurement.

What’s Around The Corner In 2018?

What’s Around The Corner In 2018?

What’s Around The Corner In 2018?

A Preview Of Next Year’s Retail And Consumer Trends

The FGRT team is busy preparing our 2018 forecasts for what is traditionally our most-read report of the year — our annual retail and tech trends report. Here, we share a few of our long-listed retail and consumer trends, including some that we have seen yet more evidence for in just the last couple of weeks.

What Crypto Didn’t Give Us in 2017

What Crypto Didn’t Give Us in 2017

Without a shadow of a doubt, this past year has been huge for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology. Whatever the future may hold for Satoshi’s brainchild and all that it has given birth to, 2017 will forever hold a singular position on the timeline of events in the crypto world.

But as a new year approaches, the urge to get caught up in all that has happened over the past 12 months could prevent us from considering what 2017 did not bring – and why.

With cryptocurrency, buy the substance, sell the hype

With cryptocurrency, buy the substance, sell the hype

The prevailing wisdom for cryptocurrency founders is that you win through hype: talk like an infomercial, parade clownish speakers around conferences, and attack critics relentlessly for “spreading FUD.” That approach works; many aggressive entrants have muscled their way to the top of the charts with these tactics (you know who you are).

But there’s another approach that’s less talked about and just as widely employed, one that cryptocurrency founders and investors need to pay attention to… Anti-hype.

South Korean Banks Face Scrutiny Over Crypto Exchange Ties

South Korean Banks Face Scrutiny Over Crypto Exchange Ties

Six unnamed commercial banks in South Korea are being scrutinized by regulators for their relationship with the country’s bitcoin exchange ecosystem.

According to a Jan. 8 statement, the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit and the Financial Supervisory Service want to know whether the banks – which offer accounts for cryptocurrency trading – are properly complying with anti-money laundering and customer identification rules.

What Meltdown and Spectre Flaws Mean for Crypto

What Meltdown and Spectre Flaws Mean for Crypto

Recently leaked computer vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre offer yet another reminder of how hard the digital age makes it keep private information – even cryptocurrency private keys – safe.

Unveiled Wednesday, the widespread hardware vulnerabilities simultaneously impact Intel, ARM and AMD computer chips, which power the vast majority of the world’s computers, mobile devices and servers, making it possible to steal private data such as passwords, financial information or just about anything stored on any device that uses one of these chips.

Bitcoin and Altcoins: Are There 2 Crypto-Bubbles?

Bitcoin and Altcoins: Are There 2 Crypto-Bubbles?

As digital currencies have exploded, rising up to a total value of more than $700 billion just this week, there have been prominent voices on both sides of the coin. Investors have piled on to take advantage of rapid gains in bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, and other virtual currencies, but at the same time, some of the biggest names in the finance world have disparaged the cryptocurrency space, calling it a bubble or worse.