Posts tagged with "Bitcoin"



Crypto breaks Wall Street’s ETF barrier: A watershed moment or stopgap? Markus Hammer in Cointelegraph
24. October 2021
Markus Hammer's and other market experts' views on the first Bitcoin Futures ETF issuance in the U.S. (i.e. the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO)) - in an article of Andrew Singer in Cointelegraph

Ethereum & Co. as general-purpose blockchains are more than Bitcoin
23. October 2021
General purpose blockchains like Ethereum are more than Bitcoin as a single purpose Blockchain. The underlying network with its literally unlimited use cases generates higher value to the real world ... and longer term that will also be reflected in the valuation of the coin, despite, price correlation between BTC and ETH is still high, currently. In this article on MoreThanDigital, I will highlight the similarities and differences between the two networks and what Ethereum’s additional...

Welt geht Krypto - und Swiss Banking schaut zu, trotz regulatorischer Klarheit, solider staatlicher Rückendeckung und einem einzigartigen Blockchain Ökosystem
20. June 2021
In letzter Zeit lassen sich vermehrt Beispiele beobachten, in denen sich traditionelle Banken mit Krypto-Angeboten positionieren, und entsprechend exponieren. Sie tun dies obwohl sie über schlechtere Startbedingungen wie der Schweizer Bankenplatz verfügt. Was ist los mit unserem traditionellem Swiss Banking? Dieser Artikel ist ein Plädoyer für einen starken und soliden Schweizer Bankenplatz und zeigt auf, wo Opportunitäten liegen und weshalb nun Handeln angezeigt wäre.

Part 2 of "A Digital Franc for Switzerland; Is there a reason to worry?": A CBDC, its benefits and threads
05. April 2021
This is part 2/3 by Markus Hammer about a digital Franc for Switzerland. It explains what a CBDC as a digital state currency is and what its benefits and threads could be based on its design. It is about CBDC, wholesale CBDC vs retail CBDC, legal tender, eGovernment, KYC checks, data privacy, disintermediation, financial stability, monetary policy, CBDC thread

Part 1 of "A Digital Franc for Switzerland; Is there a reason to worry?": The push of Central Banks and why Bitcoin is not like money
04. April 2021
This is part 1/3 by Markus Hammer about a digital Franc for Switzerland. It describes why states and their central banks are currently pushing their CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) with great momentum, the relation to private cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and why the latter are not like money. This part 1 is about cryptocurrency, state money vs private money, account-based vs value-based money, Bitcoin, DLT, Blockchain, stablecoins, Diem