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Source: Taxonomy of Money

Originally published in Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor, August 2020

For as much excitement as cryptocurrencies have generated over the years, their use as money has been limited for one simple reason: volatility. Any form of money is expected to meet three basic criteria: it must be a unit of account, medium of exchange and store of value. …

Deloitte: The world remade by COVID-19 for travel and hospitality

In May 2020, Deloitte mapped out 4 potential scenarios for the global travel and hospitality industry to get to the “next normal.” Each scenario evaluated known unknowns such as disease severity, government collaboration, healthcare response, economic consequences, and social cohesion.

Its conclusion arrived at several overarching themes, which would need to be addressed in order to rebuild consumer confidence and reengage the travel and hospitality industry at large.

The following analysis is grounded in the central themes of Deloitte’s assessment with a focus on how blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) can reduce friction and increase transparency, ultimately improving trust in a trustless environment. …

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Bitcoin ETF

Originally published in Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor, May 2020

Today bitcoin futures are available for retail and institutional traders, but U.S. investors have limited options for investing directly in Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Let’s look back at the history of ETFs to see how Bitcoin ETFs could enable U.S. investors to invest directly, and what options are currently available.

Learning Form ETF History

In 1989, the first attempt at an ETF hit the American Stock Exchange. …


Alex Broudy

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