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D7 is an invisible bridge between digital assets and traditional securities markets

There is now widespread acceptance that digital assets are going to co-exist alongside traditional assets for a long time. That implies that issuers and investors will need a market infrastructure that renders issuers indifferent as to whether a source of liquidity is digital or traditional and investors indifferent as to whether an exposure is availableContinue reading “D7 is an invisible bridge between digital assets and traditional securities markets”

Is it safe for CSDs to go back to sleep on tokenisation?

A Future of Finance webinar on March 2nd at 2pm UK time with Asian CSDs What is the event about? Future of Finance is hosting an invitation-only event to explore whether central securities depositories (CSDs) in the Asia Pacific region need to invest now or invest later or not invest at all in the tokenisationContinue reading “Is it safe for CSDs to go back to sleep on tokenisation?”

First digital bond approved for SNB General Collateral Basket

At the beginning of 2023, the city of Lugano issued their first digital native bond on SIX Digital Exchange (ISIN: CH1232107172) with Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) as sole lead manager. Following this issuance and based on the double listing on SDX Trading AG and SIX Swiss Exchange, the bond has become the first digital native assetContinue reading “First digital bond approved for SNB General Collateral Basket”

The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians

Key Insights From This Webinar The work of bank and non-bank custodians in safekeeping digital assets on behalf of customers is gradually coming under increased regulatory supervision. This is probably helpful to the development of digital asset markets beyond cryptocurrencies, since safe custody has long been recognised as the key to unlocking institutional investment inContinue reading “The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians”

Is this how CBDCs will happen in the major global currencies?

A Future of Finance webinar March 23 at 2pm UK time When it came to digital money useable on blockchain networks, the choice between central bank money and commercial bank money used to feel binary: Stablecoins and tokenised deposits and e-money were stopgaps pending the introduction of CBDCs. But as the threat of Stablecoins thatContinue reading “Is this how CBDCs will happen in the major global currencies?”

A thousand dApps will bloom on the solid foundations of CBDCs

Key Insights From This Interview The global consensus on the need to regulate asset-backed Stablecoins, and in particular to restrict issuance to banks, means these instruments are effectively being brought within the regulations applied to the banking industry (1). Being regulated as a bank entails obligations but also brings privileges, such as access to centralContinue reading “A thousand dApps will bloom on the solid foundations of CBDCs”

The status quo in cross-border payments looks to be on the verge of collapse

A Future of Finance Webinar 15 February at 2pm UK time There is widespread agreement that cross-border payments are too expensive, too slow, too closed, too opaque and too risky. For once, a combination of pressures – political, regulatory, risk-based, technological, entrepreneurial and geopolitical – make it more rather than less likely that the incumbentsContinue reading “The status quo in cross-border payments looks to be on the verge of collapse”

Stablecoins will be regulated: What are the implications for the markets?

A Future of Finance Webinar on January 26th 2023 at 2pm UK time Over the last three years an international consensus has emerged on how to regulate a novel financial instrument first invented to put cash on to blockchain-based networks: the Stablecoin. Bringing certain types of Stablecoin within the scope of regulation does protect theContinue reading “Stablecoins will be regulated: What are the implications for the markets?”

What cryptocurrency “prime brokerage” might and might not mean for digital asset markets

A Future of Finance Webinar on 9 February 2023 at 2pm UK time Prime brokerage is a well-established and well-understood discipline in both the foreign exchange (FX) and the securities markets, in which buy- and sell-side traders use the reputation and balance sheet of an investment bank to trade with multiple counterparties, often on aContinue reading “What cryptocurrency “prime brokerage” might and might not mean for digital asset markets”

What the future might hold for cryptocurrency prime brokerage

The steady growth of professional trading activity in the cryptocurrency markets over the last decade is undeniable but opaque, hard to interpret and full of risks. The experienced traders from the FX and hedge fund markets that dominate cryptocurrency trading have encouraged the emergence of “prime brokerage” services akin to those they have long usedContinue reading “What the future might hold for cryptocurrency prime brokerage”