• Are Cryptocurrencies an Asset Class?

    Digital currencies and tokens have emerged as a popular new investment opportunity but can cryptocurrencies be classified as an asset class? Source: pexels.com By Patrick Lowry, CEO of Iconic For the purpose of this blog, I will focus on the fundamentals of what makes crypto an emerging asset class and briefly discuss the various value […]

  • 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: […]

  • Using Blockchain Because They Care about an Equalizing Economy

    CryptoScout by Eleanor Haas   Celsius Network is a mobile app that functions like a crypto bank — receives crypto deposits, pays interest on crypto and makes loans collateralized by crypto. It became profitable in less than two years, an admirable achievement. But there’s more. Celsius set out to speed crypto adoption and then, by promising always […]

  • Disruptor Disrupted?

    Is cryptocurrency at risk of being co-opted by the very institutions it was created to displace? CryptoScout  by Eleanor Haas, Partner of Iconic Holding, Chief Concept Navigator at The Calyx Group, Advisor to Astia Angels, and Director, Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, was launched in 2009 as a rebel with a cause — […]

  • Think Blockchain Technology is the Future? Here’s why you should also be investing in cryptocurrencies

    Most people can agree on the fact that technology innovation has accelerated in the last two decades. Technology makes all of our lives simpler and easier – we can get our food delivered, order a taxi to come to our door in minutes, hold meetings online, and access a wealth of information on any conceivable […]

  • Just Another Retrospective on the Decade in Crypto

    One of the oldest tales in blockchain is comparing the last ten years to the early days of the internet. A young Bill Gates trying to convince late show host David Letterman why radio and television are simply not enough is a great example of forward-thinking innovation meeting target audience requirements. Was the ability to […]

  • The Institutionalization of Crypto Assets

    Unlike other asset classes, crypto assets began with retail trading, not adoption by institutions. Early adopter crypto funds soon followed. Now it’s the turn of institutional investors: the institutionalization just began. The Importance of Institutionalization 80% of equity market capitalization is held by institutions. So it is not surprising that institutionalization is essential if digital assets […]

  • Iconic Holding Tokenizes Its Equity As A Crypto Asset In Partnership With Cashlink And Agora Innovation

    Frankfurt, May 29, 2019 — Iconic Holding announced the tokenization of its equity through a crypto asset-based Employee Stock Option Program (ESOP) at the annual High-Tech Gründerfonds Family Day event. A portfolio company of both FinLab AG (WKN 121806 / ISIN DE0001218063 / ticker symbol: A7A) and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Iconic cements itself as one of the […]

  • Unbloqed Season 2: #1 What Do Blockchain Investors Look For? The VC Take!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In this episode with Dominic Briggs and Laurenz Apiarius, we discuss the VC perspective on what Blockchain investors look for when investing in startups. We deep dive into the issue of blockchain being treated as trend or a buzzword for fundraising and how VCs asses the need of blockchain for different startups. We talk about […]

  • Signs of Crypto Spring

    By Eleanor Haas, blockchain/crypto columnist for Iconic Holding, advisor innovators and Astia Angels and Director, Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic. “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)” Pete Seeger’s ageless plea for peace — based on the Old Testament — perfectly expresses what  seems to be happening with the blockchain/crypto space: continuous change. Each new stage seems to be a valid destination. Then the cycle […]