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Know your tokens: Defining “digital assets”

While the term “digital asset” is cropping up more and more in the media and financial markets, it remains shrouded in uncertainty. Despite growing awareness of “digital assets”, many remain uncertain as to what the term means, and whether there is real value in this nascent market. 

This is undoubtedly the result of the chequered history of the digital asset and cryptocurrency space. These terms have been viewed as somewhat interchangeable, leading to confusion and misconceptions surrounding the nature, purpose, and viability of digital asset classes across industries. 


5 blockchain myths debunked

A Google search for “blockchain” brings up nearly 300 million results. Try finding “understanding blockchain” and you’ll find a mere 152,000 references.

And there’s the innovator’s dilemma. While there’s no shortage of commentary on blockchain from supporters as well as detractors, the clash of opinions, information and misinformation has made it difficult for even a general tech enthusiast to figure out what blockchain is and isn’t.

These are five of the most prevalent myths debunked.


A comprehensive guide to cloud adoption in Europe’s banking sector
Julian Schmücker is the European Banking Federation expert on cloud computing and organiser of the federation’s Cloud Banking Forum – a policy hub for European banks, cloud service providers and EU observers. Ahead of his appearance at Tech Week Frankfurt 2019, Julian breaks down the best practices for banking in the cloud European banks fully... Read More

First US-regulated token sale raises $23 million

Blockchain outfit Blockstack has raised $23 million in a Securities and Exchange Commission-approved token sale, the first time an ICO has been approved by the regulator.

In June, the Commission granted the decentralised app platform permission to sell its tokens under Regulation A+ — an exemption that allows smaller companies to raise up to $50 million from the public and not just accredited investors. Compared to traditional IPOs, Regulation A+ offerings have lenient disclosure requirements.


Collaboration with young generation key to virtual bank success, says ZhongAn International’s Ken Lo
Ahead of his appearance at Cloud Expo Asia Hong Kong in May, founding member of ZhongAn subsidiary says new virtual bank will ‘sit down with and listen to users to make a bank for them’ Digital insurer ZhongAn Online could launch its first virtual banking services in Hong Kong in just six months’ time, ZhongAn... Read More


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