According to the report, institutional investors should look for exposure to blockchain technology and its applications, since cryptocurrencies are neither currency nor precious metal substitute.
A White House executive order to lay out a national policy for digital assets should help boost credibility for cryptocurrencies, but concerns that decentralised finance technology can help evade sanctions still lingers for policymakers and investors.
The year 2021 was a big one for cryptocurrency, filled with new milestones and historical developments, but major asset owners are still keeping the emerging asset class at arm’s length.
With flexible mandates and long-term horizons, family offices are increasingly looking for exposure to digital assets, but the sector is still clouded by volatility.
Investors tempted to utilise ETFs to access the cryptocurrency market are not necessarily getting what they might expect. The advice is timeless ... only invest what you can afford to lose.
With increasing demand from professional and institutional investors for ESG-friendly crypto products, a number of purely blockchain-focused venture capitalist funds and hedge funds have emerged in the markets.
Following China’s cryptocurrency ban, experts believe that Singapore is poised to take on a more prominent role in Asia’s digital assets space. Meanwhile, Hong Kong remains attractive for institutional investors.
Bitcoin and its ilk have gained a bad rep for being carbon-intensive, but some blockchain technologies are being adapted to support ESG-friendly assets.
Richard Teng was employed at the Monetary Authority of Singapore for 13 years, and at the Singapore Exchange for seven.
Singapore's aim to become the world's greatest crypto hub is being backed up by regulation. Will institutional investors follow suit? Experts believe it's only a matter of time.
Excited by the opportunities in disruptive technologies, the Singaporean investment group is taking a hands-on approach to blockchain.
The adoption of tokenisation and digital assets by mainstream investors requires a global regulatory alignment that will not materialise anytime soon. Meanwhile, Singapore is stealing a march on rival centres.