Tag: Crypto

Crypto

Koine Acquires Hireabl to Improve On-Boarding

Koine, which offers custody and settlement of digital assets, has acquired hireabl, a fintech company for automated client on-boarding. In a release issued today Koine says that it plans to make a number of strategic acquisitions of early stage tech-based, IP owners in order to fast-track the integrated end-to-end services that its clients are demanding. […]

In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast Colin Lambert attempts to answer Galen Stops’ question, why are some banks fined more than others for what appears to be the same conduct? Stops then attempts to answer a long list of questions from Lambert on the “digital asset” world, and also shares some of his observations from a big […]

Seed CX Launches Three Stablecoins

Seed CX has launched three stablecoins, PAX, USD Coin and TrueUSD, on its digital asset exchange. Through its subsidiaries, Seed CX offers a licensed, institutional exchange platform for trading digital assets, and plans to offer a market for Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)-regulated digital asset derivatives. The three stablecoins are set to begin trading against […]

Quants the Sole Bright Spot Amongst Crypto Funds

A new report published this week shows that while the median return for crypto hedge funds was a staggering -46% last year, quant funds managed a median return of 8%. The data contained in the report, which was published by PwC and Elwood Asset Management, was collected within the first quarter of 2019 across the […]

Academics Sceptical on Economic Value of Cryptocurrencies

Academics speaking at CoinDesk’s Consensus event in New York today appeared doubtful about the economic value of cryptocurrencies. In a panel titled, From Digital Gold to Contract Theory: The Economics of Mainstream Adoption, Joshua Gans, professor of strategic management at Rotman School of Management, said that an economists job, when confronted by new and exciting […]

TradAir Integrates with Zero Hash for Digital Asset Settlement

TradAir customers will now be able to leverage the over-the-counter (OTC) trade settlement services for digital assets recently launched by Seed CX’s subsidiary, Zero Hash. The Zero Hash settlement service allows firms to settle both digital asset and fiat trades, widen the number of counterparties with whom they can trade and streamline reconciliation, reporting and […]

In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast Profit & Loss managing editor, Colin Lambert, and editor, Galen Stops, open by discussing the news of some senior staff departing from EBS in the wake of its acquisition by CME Group, which in turn causes the pair to compare and contrast the different approaches and FX businesses of the Chicago-based […]

The Problem with Cryptocurrencies….

One of the ongoing problems regarding the adoption of cryptocurrencies by mainstream financial firms was on full display at a fintech event hosted by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in New York this week. The problem was highlighted by a fairly innocuous sounding question from the moderator: what is the problem that cryptocurrencies […]

Bakkt Looks to Scale with New Acquisition

Bakkt, a platform for buying, selling, storing and spending digital assets that was launched by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has acquired Digital Asset Custody Company (DACC), a firm that specialises in providing custody services for digital assets. “Think of that [acquisition] as helping us scale our existing offering that we’ve built over the last two years […]

Societe Generale Issues €100m Bond on Ethereum

Societe Generale has revealed that on April 18 its subsidiary, Societe Generale SFH, issued €100 million of covered bonds as a security token (OFH), directly registered on the Ethereum blockchain. The OFH tokens have been rated Aaa / AAA by Moody’s and Fitch and have been fully subscribed by Societe Generale. This operation is the […]