• Iconic Funds lists Bitcoin ETP on XETRA

    The Iconic Physical Bitcoin ETP will be listed on Xetra starting May 12, 2021 With the newly launched ETP,  investors can gain exposure to Bitcoin on Xetra in a cost-effective way. The ETP is 100% collateralized by coins held in an institutional-grade custody solution with Coinbase Custody. FRANKFURT GERMANY, May 12, 2021 – Iconic Funds’ Physical Bitcoin […]

  • Bar On The Block – An Insight Into Crypto Derivatives

    In this panel, we discuss the primary use cases of crypto derivatives, and regulatory considerations, derivatives in the Defi space, their complexities, and risk management strategies. We deep-dive into how derivatives are used in crypto trading, what kinds of niche products exist on the market and why institutional interest is surging for crypto derivatives. [yotuwp […]

  • Crypto Assets In A Portfolio Theory Context

    Portfolios can benefit from holding crypto assets as they provide exposure to high Shapre ratio assets plus portfolio diversification.  Read on to learn more about crypto assets in the context of Portfolio Theory. Monetary Policy and a Very Successful Investment Decade The past decade has been one of the most successful investment decades in history: […]

  • Becoming Blockchain Educated in 4 Simple Ways

    Many people hear the word ‘blockchain’ and think of it as nothing more than a buzzword. Most have heard of it, but significantly less have an idea about what blockchain is. Misuse of the word also adds to the confusion, with some start-ups unduly adding the word ‘blockchain’ into their company mission statement and to […]

  • Why Financial Institutions should be Educated about Cryptocurrencies

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Crypto Investing

      The most frequently asked question I get from people with a new interest in crypto and blockchain technology is how to get investment exposure to the asset class. In this article, I’m going to tell you what options are out there, what, from my view, the respective pros and cons of each are, and, […]

  • Why now is the time to educate yourself on the blockchain and crypto-asset ecosystem before investing in cryptocurrencies

    There is a lot of misinformation in the public domain around cryptocurrencies. That, combined, with an, as yet, largely unregulated industry, makes financial institutions and savvy investors, a little nervous when investing into cryptocurrencies. Understandably so. Any prudent investor should understand and have an interest in the assets that form part of his or her […]

  • How to Assess the Value behind Cryptocurrencies

    Many of the investors and financial institutions I talk to are hesitant to invest in cryptocurrencies, often saying that they can’t determine their real value. For example, if we were looking to buy equity in a company, we could look at its fundamentals and make a prudent decision about whether to invest in it or […]