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Digital Assets Monthly Report – November Edition

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While historically an ‘up’ month for BTC and the overall digital asset market, this past November was a bit of a rollercoaster.  New highs set early in the month led to an unexpectedly downtrodden close.  During this time however, there were various intriguing events which took place.

Regulations and Policy

Warranted or not, much of the hardship experienced by the Bitcoin over the past few weeks has been attributed to various developments involving regulators.  This includes a potential ban in India, negative commentary towards El Salvador, and restitution for victims of BitConnect.

IMF Criticizes El Salvador Bitcoin Policy while India FUD Returns

Restitution Nears for Victims of BitConnect and Mt. Gox

Digital Securities

From newly issued licenses to buy-back programs and more, this past month saw some intriguing steps forward within the Digital Securities sector.

Exodus ‘Buy Back’ Program Set to Commence while Tokai Tokyo Partners with ADDX

Upstream to Facilitate Trading of NFTs, Tokenized IPOs and More while Porsche Acquires GreyP

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)

It is no secret that the majority of world governments are actively considering the launch of a CBDC.  Part of this process is the creation of a set of ‘guiding principles’ – a task already having commenced this past month.

World Economic Forum Highlights CBDCs in ‘White Paper Series’

Republican Working Group Proposes CBDC Guiding Principles while BoE Begins Exploratory Process

Thought Leaders

Why Investors Should Care About Taproot, Bitcoin’s Long-Awaited Upgrade

Upgrades to the Bitcoin protocol very rarely happen.  This means that when they do, it is typically a big-deal.  Raymond Hsu, CEO of Cabital takes a look at what Taproot means Bitcoin moving forward, be it privacy, efficiency, and more.  Read More

Cross-Chain Solutions for Digital Securities

Although the speed of adoption is not quite what most had hoped for, there remains a deep well of optimism for the future of digital securities.  Unfortunately, one big problem holding the sector back is a lack of liquidity.  Vlad Estoup of Atlas One Digital discusses how cross-chain interoperability can begin to solve this lingering issue.  Read More

Interviews

Matt Cutler, CEO & Co-Founder of Blocknative

Through various home-grown solutions, Blocknative operates as a transaction monitoring and management company by diving into ‘mempools’.  Here, Matt Cutler discusses what this entails, and how the services Blocknative provides can change the way we interact with digital asset wallets.  Read More

Thomas Coughlin, CEO of Kinesis

In this interview, we learn more about how Kinesis is modernizing investing in precious metals.  By removing barriers such as storage and insurance needs, the tokenization of such assets can do more than just offer increased liquidity.  Read More

Around the Web

El Salvador Plans First ‘Bitcoin City’, Backed by Bitcoin Bonds – Reuters

As the first country to make Bitcoin legal tender, El Salvador has established itself as a true trailblazer.  Its plans for BTC do not end there though, as President Nayib Bukele recently announced the country’s intent to build the world’s first ‘Bitcoin City’ – powered by Volcanoes and funded by BTC-backed bonds.  Read More

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