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Helping crypto native companies navigate through turbulent waters

“If trailblazing was easy, the road would be paved,” goes the saying. It certainly rings true for many companies and communities in the cryptocurrency space, or crypto natives for short. While no crypto native would want to give up their position as early adopters of digital assets, being ahead of the curve also has its challenges, especially when you come up against the limits of existing infrastructure.

Crypto loans: having your cake and eating it too?

As a burgeoning digital asset class, cryptocurrencies attract a colourful cast of investors. These include those who dabble for fear of missing out, traders looking to flip tokens for short-term gains, as well as “ ” who buy as much as possible and sit on it long-term. For investors who plan to hold (or rather, ) their Bitcoin holdings for the long haul, the key challenge is probably the lack of immediate benefit.

How professional investors can find yield in the fast-growing crypto ecosystem

This article was also published on . Thanks to growing acceptance of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the mainstream, professional investors are by now fully cognisant of the upsides of investing in crypto. Meanwhile, institutional grade investment products such as the Fintonia Bitcoin Physical Fund have made cryptocurrency safer and more efficient than ever before. No wonder we’re seeing an unprecedented number of professional investors buying into the crypto space.

Considering buying Bitcoin directly? 5 hidden costs to be aware of

While cryptocurrency exchanges once occupied the “Wild West of the internet , they have in recent years been moving into the mainstream. For example, in 2021, the Monetary Authority of Singapore to four players in the crypto space under the Payment Services Act. With these developments in mind, some investors are considering buying Bitcoin (or other cryptocurrencies) directly on an exchange rather than through . But is buying Bitcoin on an exchange all that straightforward? Unfortunately, no.

The Future of Digital Currencies and What It Means for Singapore Businesses

The idea of digital money isn’t new. Many Singaporeans already pay, receive and transfer money digitally via apps like GrabPay and banking services like PayNow. Some of us hardly bother to carry cash around anymore. But with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum becoming a global phenomenon over the past two years, governments around the world are now considering how they might tap on the latest financial technology to take digital money to the next level.

The pitfalls and challenges of investing in Bitcoin, and how to avoid them

As the world’s largest, longest-standing, and most legitimate cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is here to stay . Thought leaders in the investment banking and private equity space, including and , agree and have been actively allocating to this new asset class. The question is, how should professional investors buy into this attractive institutional asset class? As you’ll see in this article, different pitfalls arise every step of the way, from buying to holding to selling to bequeathing Bitcoin.

Cryptocurrency, money laundering and KYC: why are regulations important?

Cryptocurrency has come a long way since the very first Bitcoin in the world was mined back in 2009. Almost 12 years on, it’s safe to say that cryptocurrency has well and truly emerged from the shadows and come into the mainstream. But with cryptocurrency’s widespread interest and adoption comes another issue: how do we ensure that this innovation begets more good than harm? That’s the sentiment underpinning the numerous regulatory frameworks that are just beginning to emerge.

What investors should know about security, hacking and cryptocurrencies

Like anything else that is digital in nature, virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are vulnerable to security and privacy breaches. Such breaches can happen even if the cryptocurrency itself is highly secure. For example, Bitcoin’s blockchain ledger is designed with such robust safeguards in place that it is practically impossible to counterfeit BTC or make fraudulent transactions.

Diversifying your portfolio with Bitcoin: should professional investors do it?

As a professional investor, you wouldn’t be new to the importance of diversification in investments. By spreading one’s capital across multiple asset types, a well-diversified portfolio allows you to gain exposure to high-growth vehicles while reducing the risk of putting all your eggs in one basket. Although not a traditional asset class like stocks or bonds, cryptocurrency is worthy of serious consideration as part of your portfolio diversification strategy.

5 Best Crypto ETF Alternatives for Singapore Investors

Is there a cryptocurrency ETF? It might surprise you to learn that the answer is no. Although there are ETFs (exchange traded funds) for almost anything you can think of — tech companies, shopping malls, gold, cows, whatever — there still isn’t anything that’s technically a crypto ETF. That’s because regulators are still trying to decide what to do about crypto. Several companies have applied to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to approve their crypto ETFs, only to get rejected.

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Hello! I'm Clara, a freelance writer based in Singapore. With a knack for long-form writing that simplifies complex topics, I love helping people make informed decisions.

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