The massive correction experienced by Bitcoin in recent weeks underlines the volatility of cryptocurrencies. Will they ever gain a place as a central investment asset for investors?
Although some financial markets have a solid regulatory framework around tokenisation, investors remain wary of the concept for several reasons.
In the first of a two-part series about the rise of token technology, experts outline aspects of blockchain-enabled securitisation of assets that could appeal to large investors.
Central bank digital currencies are seen as more stable than Bitcoin, but they are not likely to be traded the way cryptocurrencies or forex are.
Despite some evidence of rising asset owner interest in the likes of Bitcoin, two large institutional investors have their doubts about investing directly into such assets.
The very manner of existence of cryptocurrencies is causing investors and regulators some headaches. Would-be buyers should consider them before investing their money.