The 'Digital Assets in Focus 2021' special report comprises 12 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

DIGITAL ASSETS

The birth of an asset class

The birth of an asset class

By A Paris – Some say you should never resist the unfamiliar, but until recently, the institutional investor market has staunchly resisted considering cryptocurrencies and digital assets to be an asset class of their own. But as large institutions like insurer Mass Mutual investing in Bitcoin and asset management behemoth, BlackRock filed for two of its funds to invest in the crypto asset, the outlook for digital investments to be classed as an asset class in and of themselves is looking more positive.

DIGITAL ASSETS

Balancing security and efficiency

Balancing security and efficiency

Adoption and usage of digital assets is growing, however the market is still not fully saturated. This means some managers may look to trade on multiple exchanges to seize on opportunities resulting from slight price discrepancies between exchanges. Accessing all exchanges through a single platform can make these managers more operationally efficient while also safeguarding the assets to ensure high levels of security.

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A seismic shift in perception

A seismic shift in perception

The world of cryptocurrencies has experienced a sea change in the past year. Although the nature of bitcoin itself is immutable, which is actually part of its attraction as an investment, the sentiment towards these assets has been shifting quite dramatically.

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Prime services in digital assets offer investors a familiar experience

Prime services in digital assets offer investors a familiar experience

March 2021 will see the inception of the digital asset industry’s first capital introduction conference, the OSL Digital Asset Capital Introduction Conference. The Conference will connect investors, including hedge funds, real money managers, private banks/ family offices, corporates and HNWI with ways to invest into digital assets including a range of leading crypto funds, crypto fund-of-funds, CME Futures and direct investment into coins. OSL is one of the biggest and most experienced digital asset prime brokerages in the world. 

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DeFi movement gaining ground

DeFi movement gaining ground

Q&A with Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar (pictured), RSK Co-Founder and IOVlabs CEO. Rootstock (RSK) is an innovative blockchain network launched by veteran technologists and venture capitalists in 2018. RSK offers a unique proposition for its users, combining Bitcoin’s security and userbase with Ethereum’s smart contract capabilities. RSK has its own internal currency, called RIF, which powers many of the network’s services.