JPMorgan Says Importance of Bitcoin Futures Has Been Understated
The overstatement of trading volumes by cryptocurrency exchanges, and by implication the understatement of the importance of listed futures, suggests that market structure has likely changed considerably since the previous spike in Bitcoin prices in end-2017 with a greater influence from institutional investors.
tags: Fintech CryptoAssets Bitcoin Futures Institutionalization Liquidity
Singapore and UK to Enhance Financial Sector Cyber Security Cooperation
The MAS (the Monetary Authority of Singapore), BOE (Bank of England) and FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) have announced they will be working together to strengthen cyber security in their financial sectors.
Detecting Facial Manipulations in Adobe Photoshop
Researchers from Adobe and UC Berkeley have created a tool that uses machine learning to automatically identify when photos of people’s faces have been altered.
Cryptocoin computer code fails to deliver on promoter claims
This paper analyzes the white papers of the fifty top-grossing ICOs of 2017, how the software code controlling the projects’ ICOs reflected their disclosures. Most promised forms of investor protection that the code did not deliver and 12 allowed modifications to the way the smart contract worked, but only four of them disclosed that ability.
tags: Fintech ICOs CryptoAssets
Introduction to Central Bank Digital Currencies (2/2)
This article details how CBDC can be implemented, comparing three possible DLT-based options (Corda, Hyperledger Fabric, and Quorum) on privacy, scalability/performance, resiliency and finality.
tags: Fintech CryptoAssets AltCoins CBDC