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ConsenSys Acquires US Brokerage Firm to Tokenize Outdated Municipal Bonds Market

ConsenSys Acquires US Brokerage Firm to Tokenize Outdated Municipal Bonds Market

ConsenSys has made a major acquisition of a U.S brokerage Firm to put traditional municipal bonds on the blockchain.

Philippines Becomes the First to Leverage Blockchain to Issue Retail Treasury Bonds in Asia

Philippines Becomes the First to Leverage Blockchain to Issue Retail Treasury Bonds in Asia

The Filipino government has launched a blockchain-based app that will be utilized in the distribution of government-issued bonds. The novel project dubbed Bonds.PH was developed by the country’s Bureau of Treasury in conjunction with Union Bank and the Philippines Digital Asset Exchange.

Hong Kong's Crypto Rise: Harbinger for China?

Hong Kong's Crypto Rise: Harbinger for China?

Hong Kong's rising status as a crypto hub amidst regulatory amicability sparks speculations on China's evolving stance towards digital assets. The significant crypto activity in Hong Kong, combined with its thriving Over-The-Counter market, reflects a conducive environment for both institutional and retail crypto engagements. As Hong Kong continues to bolster its crypto market, it might be hinting at China's exploratory approach towards understanding and possibly embracing digital assets in the long term.

Bitcoin Should Benefit from the US Dollar Crash, says Top Economist Stephen Roach

Bitcoin Should Benefit from the US Dollar Crash, says Top Economist Stephen Roach

Stephen Roach, former Chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Asia division and Yale University senior fellow said that cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin should benefit from the US dollar’s decline.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Issue Renminbi Sovereign Bonds

Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Issue Renminbi Sovereign Bonds

HKMA announces issuance of Renminbi Sovereign Bonds through its Central Moneymarkets Unit.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Announces Results of RMB Sovereign Bond Tenders

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Announces Results of RMB Sovereign Bond Tenders

HKMA releases tender results for 2-year RMB Sovereign Bonds.

Hong Kong Successfully Issues HK$25 Billion in Green Bonds

Hong Kong Successfully Issues HK$25 Billion in Green Bonds

The HKSAR Government has issued HK$25 billion in green bonds, attracting global investors with over HK$120 billion in orders.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Announces Results of RMB Sovereign Bond Tenders

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Announces Results of RMB Sovereign Bond Tenders

Hong Kong Monetary Authority released the results of the RMB Sovereign Bond tenders held on July 10, 2024, highlighting significant details of the issuance.

El Salvador's Crypto Law Allows Bitcoin-Backed Bonds

El Salvador's Crypto Law Allows Bitcoin-Backed Bonds

Legislation authorizes a Bitcoin-backed bond to pay down national debt and build "Bitcoin City". After President Bukele ratifies the measure, it will become law. The bonds are expected to generate $1 billion for the government, half of which would fund the special economic zone.

Bitcoin’s Bullish Rally Comes to an End as Bond Yields Surge and Risk Assets Experience Global Sell-Off

Bitcoin’s Bullish Rally Comes to an End as Bond Yields Surge and Risk Assets Experience Global Sell-Off

After hitting a high of $58,300 over the weekend, things have turned for the worse as Bitcoin (BTC) has plunged by more than 20% this week.

Tether Holdings Hires Major Wall Street Firm to Manage Treasury Portfolio

Tether Holdings Hires Major Wall Street Firm to Manage Treasury Portfolio

Tether has recruited a Wall Street company to handle its Treasury holdings.

Exclusive: Johan Hörmark on SEB's Blockchain-Driven Bond Platform

Exclusive: Johan Hörmark on SEB's Blockchain-Driven Bond Platform

Johan Hörmark, Project Manager at SEB, discusses the transformative potential of their blockchain-based digital bond platform, so|bond, in the financial secto

Ethereum Achieves Record-High of $2,700 as EIB Announces Sale of Digital Bond on Ethereum Blockchain

Ethereum Achieves Record-High of $2,700 as EIB Announces Sale of Digital Bond on Ethereum Blockchain

Ethereum hits a record high of $2,718 as the European Investment Bank announces a plan to sell a "two-year digital bond" on the Ethereum blockchain network.

A Rising Rate Environment will Tilt from Bonds to Crypto, Says Fundstrat Founder

A Rising Rate Environment will Tilt from Bonds to Crypto, Says Fundstrat Founder

Thomas (Tom) Lee, the founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, believes that a hike in interest rates will be a game-changer for crypto because other investments like bonds will become less attractive.

R3 Partners with Dubai Fintech Firm to Revolutionize the Sukuk Market

R3 Partners with Dubai Fintech Firm to Revolutionize the Sukuk Market

Enterprise software firm R3 recently entered into a strategic partnership with a Dubai-based fintech firm, Wethaq. The partnership aims to bring together a platform for issuing and trading Sukuk securities by utilizing R3 Corda’s blockchain.

European Investment Bank to Harness Blockchain Technology for Bond Sale

European Investment Bank to Harness Blockchain Technology for Bond Sale

The European Investment Bank (EIB) intends to deploy blockchain technology for selling bonds.

MakerDAO Increases US Treasury Bond Holdings by 150%

MakerDAO Increases US Treasury Bond Holdings by 150%

MakerDAO passed a proposal to increase its US Treasury bond holdings by 150% to $1.25 billion. The move aims to diversify its liquid assets and boost revenue stream through a net annualized yield of 4.6% to 4.5%. The bonds will be purchased with equal maturities over a six-month period.

HSBC to Issue Digital Bonds to Institutional Investors through Tokenization Platform

HSBC to Issue Digital Bonds to Institutional Investors through Tokenization Platform

Multinational banking giant HSBC has revealed plans to issue digital bonds to corporates and financial institutions through its new proprietary tokenization platform called HSBC Orion.

El Salvador Set to Launch Bitcoin "Volcano Bonds" in Early 2024

El Salvador Set to Launch Bitcoin "Volcano Bonds" in Early 2024

El Salvador plans to launch Bitcoin "Volcano Bonds" in early 2024 to fund "Bitcoin City" and address sovereign debt.

SEB and Credit Agricole launch digital bond platform on blockchain

SEB and Credit Agricole launch digital bond platform on blockchain

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) and Credit Agricole have launched a blockchain-based platform called "so|bond," which allows institutional clients to issue, trade and settle bonds digitally. The platform uses a validation protocol called "Proof of Climate awaReness," which minimizes its environmental footprint while incentivizing nodes to improve their environmental impact.

Long-Term Bond Slump Mirrors Historic Stock Market Crashes, Stirs Investor Concerns

Long-Term Bond Slump Mirrors Historic Stock Market Crashes, Stirs Investor Concerns

The historic slump in long-term bonds, closely mirroring past notorious stock market crashes, has stirred concerns among investors and financial analysts. The discourse on social media, led by notable figures like Genevieve Roch-Decter, CFA, emphasizes the gravity of the situation, with particular implications for retirees and other bond-dependent investors.

El Salvador to Build the World's First Bitcoin City, Funded by Bitcoin Bonds

El Salvador to Build the World's First Bitcoin City, Funded by Bitcoin Bonds

El Salvador’s President, Nayib Bukele has unveiled the country’s plans to build the first fully functional Bitcoin city, a project that is billed to be funded by a Bitcoin-backed, government-issued bond.

Bitcoin Becoming More Mainstream While Bond Trading Is Dying, Says Australian Investment Firm

Bitcoin Becoming More Mainstream While Bond Trading Is Dying, Says Australian Investment Firm

Pendal Group investment management company has announced that it is now in the Bitcoin business. It is taking a stake in Bitcoin through futures contracts.

Stablecoin Issuer MakerDAO Invests $500m into U.S Treasuries & Corporate Bonds

Stablecoin Issuer MakerDAO Invests $500m into U.S Treasuries & Corporate Bonds

The move is an attempt by MakerDAO to diversify its holdings by allocating $500 million for investment in U.S. short treasuries and corporate bonds.

Exclusive | FUSANG CEO: CCB’s $3 Billion in Blockchain-Based Debt Bonds is Rise of Crypto 2.0

Exclusive | FUSANG CEO: CCB’s $3 Billion in Blockchain-Based Debt Bonds is Rise of Crypto 2.0

According to FUSANG CEO Henry Chong, the CCB's historic blockchain-based bond listing, the first tranche of $3 billion in debt, marks a transition into what he calls “Crypto 2.0”

Arca Digital Asset Investment Firm Gets Approval from SEC to Tokenize US Treasury Bonds

Arca Digital Asset Investment Firm Gets Approval from SEC to Tokenize US Treasury Bonds

Los Angeles-based digital asset investment firm Arca has launched trading for its new digitized security investment product that runs on the Ethereum blockchain.

Most People Will Hold Bitcoin Instead of Investing in Stocks, Bonds or Real Estate, says Market Analyst

Most People Will Hold Bitcoin Instead of Investing in Stocks, Bonds or Real Estate, says Market Analyst

Pierre Rochard, a market analyst and a Bitcoin advocate, believes that most people will be more inclined to hold BTC than assets like stocks.

Malaysia's National Stock Exchange Conducts Blockchain PoC to Digitize Bond Market

Malaysia's National Stock Exchange Conducts Blockchain PoC to Digitize Bond Market

Malaysia’s national stock exchange, Bursa Malaysia will conduct a blockchain Proof-of-Concept (PoC) dubbed "Project Harbour" to explore the DLT management of the country’s bonds market.

Exclusive: Is Belarus the Heaven for Tokenized Exchanges?

Exclusive: Is Belarus the Heaven for Tokenized Exchanges?

In this interview with George Paliani, CBDO of Currency.com, we explored the fundamentals of the tokenization of assets and its underlying regulatory requirements. George explained that Currency.com isn’t just an ordinary exchange, where it is a platform with cryptocurrencies and traditional financial products such as commodities, indices, stocks, bonds.

OMG Announces Kaiko to Expand Financial Instruments Global Identifier (FIGI) Standard for Crypto Assets

OMG Announces Kaiko to Expand Financial Instruments Global Identifier (FIGI) Standard for Crypto Assets

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20, 2021 - Financial Instruments Global Identifier® (FIGI®) is an open standard for the issuance of unique identifiers that can be assigned to financial instruments including common stock, options, derivatives, futures, corporate and government bonds, municipals, currencies, and mortgage products.

German Deutsche Borse Exchange Seeks to Launch New Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product for Trading

German Deutsche Borse Exchange Seeks to Launch New Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product for Trading

Bitcoin the world’s largest cryptocurrency is making another notable milestone in crypto history as it will be the first crypto asset listed as an exchange traded product (ETP). The company announced the exchange-traded product, popularly known as the Bitcoin exchange-traded crypto (BTCE) - is Bitcoin-backed security that would be listed and traded on Deutsche Borse’s Xetra market-based in Germany. ETP is a financial instrument whose value is based on the underlying security (such as currencies, bonds, and stocks) and is traded on stock exchanges.

Federal Reserve Votes to Keep Inflationary Monetary Conditions as US Economy Heals

Federal Reserve Votes to Keep Inflationary Monetary Conditions as US Economy Heals

Federal Reserve officials voted at the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting to maintain the same monetary conditions that have aided Bitcoin's 2020 price surge.

StanChart and UnionBank of the Philippines Collaborate on PoC of $187 Million Blockchain-Powered Bond

StanChart and UnionBank of the Philippines Collaborate on PoC of $187 Million Blockchain-Powered Bond

The UnionBank of the Philippines and Standard Chartered have created a proof of concept required in the issuance of a blockchain-powered retail bond.

Bank of Thailand Completes Digital Bond Issuance With Blockchain

Bank of Thailand Completes Digital Bond Issuance With Blockchain

Thailand’s apex bank, the Bank of Thailand has leveraged the power of blockchain technology to launch a platform for government bond savings issuance

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