Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes Jewel’s newly approved Bermudian bank license for crypto and digs into Jewel’s competitive positioning on a global scale, why Bermuda is an attractive jurisdiction for crypto bank builders and customers alike, and why Jewel’s initial stablecoin and settlement products will be so impactful.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the indictment of OpeaSea’s former head of product in a crypto industry first insider trading scheme using NFTs and compares the changes OpenSea purported to make in the wake of the alleged incident to the actual hiring the company has done to turn words into action.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the UK commitment to the stablecoins as a form of payment and the consultation paper for when they fail and explores how the UK Treasury is building an already robust regulatory framework to establish the clarity so desperately needed in cryptocurrencies and how that positions the UK to be a leader in the industry.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the proposed bipartisan Lummis-Gillibrand bill for cryptocurrencies and considers the comprehensiveness of the bill and the thoughtful approach of its provisions and concludes that although unlikely to pass in its current form, it nonetheless establishes a strong foundation for the ultimate legislation.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes crypto bank Custodia’s lawsuit against the Federal Reserve’s inaction on the bank’s master account application and dives into Custodia’s likely business model and how that compares with the already-rejected The Narrow Bank and what the chances are that Custodia will succeed.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the insolvency of HSBC, IBM, and SocGen backed blockchain consortium we.trade and digs into why the consortium failed, compares it to the success of competitor Marco Polo Network, and considers what the founding companies might take away from the insolvency to turn a failure into a success.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes Circle’s industry-first weekly USDC stablecoin transparency report announcement and explores how Circle has positioned USDC to become among the most trusted and transparent stablecoins and how the company can further cement its leadership by leading industry-wide change.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes Ripple’s $100 million commitment to global carbon and considers Ripple’s multiyear commitment to carbon neutrality, the many partnerships the company’s is striking as it attempts to lift the entire ecosystem, and how the approach contrasts with the rhetoric-heavy action-light announcements around proof of work blockchains.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the collapse of Terra’s not-so stablecoin UST and details the underlying flawed mechanism, the similarities between UST’s collapse and the Asian Financial Crisis of the 90s, and why the stablecoin terminology is causing more harm than good.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the announcement of Instagram testing NFT and explores why many of the big platforms including Twitter and Shopify are doing likewise, how the companies will manage the tension between distributed NFTs and their centralized platforms, and how NFTs unlock a powerful new model for commerce.