Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the HBAR Foundation’s $250 Million allocation to accelerate the Hedera Metaverse, exploring how Hedera is positioning itself for enterprise adoption, who else is pursuing similar strategies, and what it will take for adoption to take off.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the $400 million raise by USDC stablecoin issuer Circle from BlackRock and Fidelity. He explores why the investors are strategic partners for Circle, what this means for bringing retail investors to crypto, and how Circle may transform traditional capital markets.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the $620 million raise by fintech and crypto bank Cross River, exploring how the bank combines fintech and banking, and what the funds will mean for Cross River’s growing embedded crypto services.
Futurum analysts Todd R. Weiss and Jared Klee share their insights on the launch by three ex-DeepMind researchers of startup EquiLibre, which aims to use AI to give stock and crypto traders a valuable edge in making their equity trades.
Futurum analyst Michael Diamond discusses Intel’s recently announced second generation Blockscale ASIC, which is designed with speed and power savings in mind, delivering a much-needed assist to bitcoin mining companies who seek to achieve hash rate scaling objectives coupled with improved sustainability measures.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the $600+ million crypto hack of the Ronin blockchain behind popular NFT game Axie Infinity, exploring how it will likely be resolved, and what it likely means for the industry as a whole moving forward.
Futurum’s Steven Dickens provide this take on the recent Biden Administration Executive Order focused on crypto. As the geopolitical landscape becomes ever more dynamic, the role of cryptocurrencies and DeFi has been thrust into the spotlight. In a much-anticipated move, it appears the U.S. President is keen to explore a digital dollar and better understand the role and impact of non-sovereign digital currencies such as Bitcoin.
Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard breaks down the Biden Administration’s request to Congress to provide a new regulatory framework for stablecoins. Along with a synopsis of what sets stablecoins apart from other types of cryptocurrencies, Blanchard sheds light on the administration’s working group report on stablecoins, which makes the case for why regulation is needed for this fast-growing segment of the digital asset space, and provides analysis on how this may or may not play into the broader effort to regulate Big Tech.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the acquisition by Mastercard of CipherTrace. As bitcoin and cryptocurrencies move more and more into the mainstream the legacy financial services players need to bolster their capabilities to process these new digital assets. The acquisition of on-chain analytics company CipherTrace by Mastercard is a lead indicator that this trend will only increase.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provides his analysis of the adoption by El Salvador of bitcoin as legal tender and what this means for Fintech and the global payments and money transfer providers. In a historic move, the country of El Salvador has adopted the cryptocurrency bitcoin as legal tender.