Cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin and Ethereum) and digital assets (such as a “digital dollar” or stablecoin) continue to evolve, and are increasingly capturing the attention of institutional investors. Digital assets were designed to operate in an inherently open monetary system, allowing participants to send funds to anybody with an internet connection. However, regulatory and legislative action on digital assets is evolving. It’s critical for institutional investors to understand the investment and operational implications of investing in digital assets, middle- and back-office infrastructure requirements, and the regulatory environment when increasing exposure to crypto and digital assets.
“It is rare when there is a bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill these days. A digital dollar may be the exception.”
Jaret Seiberg, Cowen Washington Research Group