Institutional interest in tokenisation is growing

As investment in crypto assets grows, blockchain applications and especially the use case of tokenisation are coming into focus. Institutions face the challenge of adopting this new technology. The concept of tokenisation persists. Several analysts wrote it off previously. With growing regulatory clarity, an increasing number of leading banks and institutions are conducting tokenisation projects that point […]

First Chinese company invests in Bitcoin and Ethereum

The Chinese technology company Meitu purchased millions of dollars of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) from its corporate reserves. Interestingly they allocated more money towards Ether ($25.75M) than Bitcoin ($19M). Meitu is the first major company to do so. The Chinese company recently announced a purchase of 15’000 Ether (ETH) and more than 379 Bitcoin (BTC). This […]

DeFi unleashes a wave of innovation in finance

Innovations of blockchain-based banking have recently gained a lot of traction. The architecture of decentralized finance (DeFi) can create an immutable and highly interoperable financial system with unprecedented transparency, equal access rights, and little need for custodians. The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has recently published an in-depth paper by Prof. Fabian Schär on the sector of […]

Crypto Valley Roundup – Start of the year 2021

The Crypto Valley is known to be one of the most “crypto-friendly” regions in the world. But what specifically is happening within the Blockchain ecosystem? The “Crypto Valley Roundup” aims to provide insight and highlights from selected events every two months. With the first Blockchain companies settling in the area of Zug from 2013 onwards, […]

Oracles – The Internet of Blockchains

We discuss how blockchains’ inherent inability to connect to the real world limits their use and how oracles provide the solution by acting as middleware to their connection to the world. “The oracle problem” will be a central part of the analysis as well some of the leading projects. We find that oracles are pervasive […]

5 questions answered by Johannes Schmitt, Director of Banking at Kraken

How will blockchain technology affect our lives? Can digital currencies establish themselves as an asset class? The questions that arise in the world of crypto seem limitless. We limit ourselves to five and turn to experts in the field. The development in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space as well as the rapidly growing ecosystem around the new technology is […]