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Cryptocurrencies

Increasingly, cryptocurrencies have been making the headlines as an alternative to the fiat money system that’s been in place since taking over from gold.

After the banking crisis in 2008/2009 too much credibility was lost as more people became aware of the fragility of the global money system. As a decentralised alternative that offers ‘scarcity’ and an ‘easy mode of exchange (all you need it a digital wallet) cryptocurrencies appear to be a beacon of the future.

But the exact shape of how the future digital landscape will be is uncertain. Banks and governments are busy establishing their own forms of digital currencies which may, in time, replace the digital cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

Crypto Asset Regulation – Basel Capital Requirements

Crypto Asset Regulation – Basel Capital Requirements

At last there's a joined up global initiative following closely on the tax capture of cryptoassets. It's been on the cards for some time, let's be honest. The Basel committee met up this week and shared some stories about looted gold and the like. How can we regulate...

G Triple 9 or 999?

G Triple 9 or 999?

Have you heard about it? Is it the next big thing? Are you going to miss out? Do you want to get in early? So there I was on an early summer evening at one of my children's sports activities, I told the coach, "No no I don't want to be on the WhatsApp group because of...

Buying the Dips in Bitcoin?

Buying the Dips in Bitcoin?

There are some legends out there and far more 'scaredy cats.' Scared of risk, scared of losing, scared of being wrong, scared of the unknown, scared of their own shadows. But back to legends. He's the controlling party of Icahn enterprises, the diversified...

GoldMan Sachs Bitcoin Trading with Cumberland DRW LCC

GoldMan Sachs Bitcoin Trading with Cumberland DRW LCC

It's no secret that by offering and conducting trading in non-deliverable forwards (for speculation) Goldman Sachs are turning to ripe 'money making' opportunities connected to BITCOIN. As a hedge Goldies use futures contracts offered by the Chicago Mercantile...

Are Cryptocurrencies an Investment?

Are Cryptocurrencies an Investment?

Are Cryptocurrencies an Investment? Do you feel like you've missed out on a once in a lifetime opportunity? Or are you 'sitting pretty' with your bitcoin wallet and enjoying the meteoric rise of the digital cash, or dare I say it - assets? To appease both camps (the...