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Institutional investors are using Bitcoin more to hedge against inflation and currency devaluation and concerns about poor insurance

Institutional investors are using Bitcoin more to hedge against inflation and currency devaluation and concerns about poor insurance

New research from cryptoasset insurance company Evertas, reveals that 80 per cent of institutional investors believe the recent coronavirus-led quantitative easing policies adopted by Central Banks and Governments could lead to a rise in inflation, and over the next five years, institutional investors will increasingly look to invest in Bitcoin to hedge against this and currency devaluation.

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Institutional investors to increase allocations to crypto assets says new survey

Institutional investors to increase allocations to crypto assets says new survey

New research amongst institutional investors who collectively help manage USD78.4 billion of assets, reveals that over the next five years 26 per cent believe pension funds, insurers, family offices and sovereign wealth funds will ‘dramatically’ increase their level of investment in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin  and crypto assets in general.  

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Government bond markets on the path to Japanification, says Fidelity

Government bond markets on the path to Japanification, says Fidelity

August 2020 featured a low volatility environment compared to previous years, as sentiment around the macro backdrop and the Covid-19 recovery improved, and the ongoing growth in central bank balance sheets proved a boon for risky assets. But with economic data having little impact on prices and a larger share of the market owned by domestic commercial banks, are developed government bond markets at risk of Japanification?

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Global bitcoin trading volume down 37 per cent

Global bitcoin trading volume down 37 per cent

Worldwide bitcoin trading volume has decreased by up to 37 per cent compared to last year. However some countries have also registered strong growth in the use of the currency, as shown by a new infographic from Block-Builders.de. In Latin America in particular, BTC is becoming increasingly important and living up to its reputation as a crisis currency.