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Valour Inc. Launches First Yield-Bearing Bitcoin ETP

DeFi | May 15, 2024

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Innovative Yield-Bearing Bitcoin Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) by Valour Inc.

Valour Inc., a subsidiary of DeFi Technologies, is partnering with the Core Foundation to launch the world's first yield-bearing Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). This innovative financial product aims to provide investors with returns directly from blockchain operations, specifically through Core Chain's block rewards, without the need to move Bitcoin off its network.

  • Unlike traditional passive Bitcoin instruments, this ETP provides active yield, deriving income from blockchain operations without transferring the underlying Bitcoin off the network.
  • The collaboration utilizes the Core Chain, a Bitcoin-powered, EVM-compatible blockchain that integrates Bitcoin miners and stakers into its security protocol. This strategy enhances the utility of Bitcoin and introduces new investment mechanisms within the blockchain ecosystem.

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  • As part of the initiative, Valour Inc. will manage a validator node on the Core Blockchain. This involvement boosts the blockchain's security and efficiency and also positions Valour to capitalize on validator commissions, strengthening its role in the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. The strategic commitment is further underscored by Valour's plan to stake $100 million in Bitcoin with the Core Chain. This significant investment demonstrates confidence in the platform's stability and the long-term viability of yield-bearing Bitcoin assets.

Who is Involved

The key players involved in this initiative include:

  • DeFi Technologies: The parent company of Valour Inc., which specializes in bridging the gap between traditional capital markets and decentralized finance.
  • Valour Inc.: The subsidiary of DeFi Technologies that developed the ETP.
  • Core Foundation: Collaborates with Valour to leverage the Core Chain technology for the ETP.

Why It's Important

This development is significant because it represents a novel integration of traditional financial mechanisms (like yield from investments) with the emerging technologies of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. By offering a yield-bearing ETP, Valour Inc. not only enhances the utility of Bitcoin as more than just a speculative asset but also promotes its use in more diverse financial portfolios. 

See:  Canada’s Proposed Mutual Fund Crypto Regulations 2024

As these ETPs blend the boundaries between decentralized finance and conventional financial systems, they might influence future regulatory frameworks and market structures.


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Trends in Reg CF for Minority and Women Founders

Regulation Crowdfunding Report | May 9, 2024

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Regulation Crowdfunding is Shaping Opportunities for Minority and Women Entrepreneurs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (OASB) published a report by researcher Melody Cheng called "Women and Minority-owned Businesses in Regulation Crowdfunding' showcasing the increasing trend of how Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) is reshaping the demographics of access capital, moving away from traditional venture capital and angel investment avenues.

  • From 2016 to 2022, the proportion of women entrepreneurs participating in Reg CF increased from 17.3% to 22.5%. Similarly, there was a notable decrease in the proportion of White entrepreneurs from 83.4% to 73.0%, while the proportions of Asian, Black, and Hispanic entrepreneurs all saw increases.

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  • Data suggests that women and minorities have a higher success rate securing funding via Reg CF compared to traditional funding sources like venture capitalists and angel investors, indicating a more accessible and potentially less biased funding avenue.
  • Reg CF's relatively low offering cap and streamlined process make it an ideal platform for startups and smaller businesses that might not have the collateral or business history required by traditional lenders.
  • While there is positive momentum, challenges remain in terms of broader education about crowdfunding processes and the need for ongoing support to ensure these businesses can scale and sustain growth.

Policy Recommendations

The policy recommendations from the SEC report on minority and women activity under Reg CF include strategies aimed at boosting participation and providing ongoing support for these groups of entrepreneurs.

  • The report suggests that the government could play a vital role by offering financial support programs such as grants or loans to firms that invest in or acquire startups led by diverse teams. This financial support would help these businesses scale and achieve sustainable growth.
  • Encouraging strategic partnerships that could lead to strategic alliances or acquisitions is another recommended policy. These relationships could provide critical networking and mentorship opportunities, and potentially pave the way for successful exits for minority and women-led startups.

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  • Addressing educational gaps is crucial. This involves providing training and resources that prepare women and minority entrepreneurs to effectively utilize Reg CF. These initiatives would cover everything from understanding the legal requirements to mastering the financial management skills necessary for running a successful crowdfunding campaign.
  • The report calls for robust pre-funding and post-funding support structures. This could include mentorship programs, technical assistance, and continuous advisory services to ensure the long-term viability of funded projects.
  • Cultivating an inclusive culture within the investment community is essential. This means encouraging more diversity among investors and adjusting investment criteria that might disproportionately disadvantage certain groups.
  • Achieving a more inclusive and equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem requires the combined efforts of policymakers, crowdfunding platforms, traditional investors, and other stakeholders in the entrepreneurial community.

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These recommendations are intended to remove barriers and enhance the ability of minority and women entrepreneurs to access and benefit from crowdfunding opportunities, thus promoting a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Closing

As policymakers and industry stakeholders continue to refine these platforms, the potential for fostering a more equitable business environment looks promising.


NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Trends in Reg CF for Minority and Women FoundersThe National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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Hong Kong to Start Trading Bitcoin and Ether ETFs April 30

Crypto ETF Launch | April 26, 2024

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Hong Kong's Bitcoin and Ether ETFs to Start Trading Next Week

In a ground-breaking and strategic move, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) approved the first batch of Bitcoin and Ether ETFs in Asia, which has been given the nod to start trading on April 30 next week for both retail and institutional investors.  These ETFs are unique in that they allow for direct investments in cryptocurrencies, distinguishing Hong Kong from regions like the U.S., which has only approved derivative-based crypto ETFs​ (ie., trading in fiat currency).  Notably, according to many sources, mainland Chinese investors will unlikely be able to participate due to China's crackdown on cryptocurrencies.

See:  Hong Kong’s Crypto Exchange Registration Update

Leading financial firms such as Bosera Asset Management, ChinaAMC, Harvest Fund Management, and HashKey Capital are part of the first group that were approved to manage the Hong Kong ETFs  These firms are set to start trading their ETFs on April 30, 2024, offering both local and international investors new avenues for investing in cryptocurrencies directly.

What will be the impact?

The ETFs are predicted to enhance the liquidity and trading volume in Hong Kong’s digital asset markets, potentially transforming the region into a leading crypto investment hub in Asia​.  Bloomberg Intelligence analysts anticipate the new Hong Kong crypto ETFs will attract approximately $1 billion in net inflows within the first one to two years or 2% of Hong Kong's $50 billion ETF market. By way of comparison, U.S. spot Bitcoin ETFs have attracted approx $12.4 billion in positive net flows since launching a few months ago.  Further, a veteran analyst indicated that if mainland Chinese investors gain access, there could be as much as $25 billion flowing into these ETFs​

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Hong Kong has been setting the stage to be a major global crypto hub for some time including a recent push for crypto exchange licensing regime for Virtual Asset Trading Platforms (VATPs).  So while the SEC debates approval of a spot Ethereum ETF in the United States, Asia via Hong Kong are ready to go and opening the flood gates, which some predicted long ago.

Conclusion

In summary, the launch of these ETFs in Hong Kong could serve as a major catalyst for crypto market growth, drawing in significant institutional and possibly retail investor interest from Asia and globally.


NCFA Jan 2018 resize - Hong Kong to Start Trading Bitcoin and Ether ETFs April 30The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association (NCFA Canada) is a financial innovation ecosystem that provides education, market intelligence, industry stewardship, networking and funding opportunities and services to thousands of community members and works closely with industry, government, partners and affiliates to create a vibrant and innovative fintech and funding industry in Canada. Decentralized and distributed, NCFA is engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech, alternative finance, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer finance, payments, digital assets and tokens, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, regtech, and insurtech sectors. Join Canada's Fintech & Funding Community today FREE! Or become a contributing member and get perks. For more information, please visit: www.ncfacanada.org

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Strategic Implications of Bitcoin Halving in 2024

Bitcoin | April 15, 2024

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Understanding the Ripple Effects of Bitcoin's 2024 Halving

The upcoming Bitcoin halving in 2024 is poised to significantly impact the cryptocurrency market. Historically, these events have precipitated major price fluctuations and heightened investor interest due to the reduced rate at which new bitcoins are created, effectively diminishing the block reward from 6.25 to 3.125 bitcoins.

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Bitcoin halvings are scheduled to occur approximately every four years, or every 210,000 blocks, until the maximum supply of 21 million Bitcoins has been mined. This is expected to continue until around the year 2140. After the 2024 halving, there will be several more halvings until the maximum supply limit is reached. Each halving reduces the rate at which new Bitcoins are created and released into circulation, thus prolonging the period of mining reward distributions.  Here's what you need to know.

Historical Price Trends

Below is a chart and table displaying the Bitcoin prices approximately one year before and one year after each of the halving events:

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Image: Bloomberg, Bitcoin Halvings as of Dec 31, 2023

  • Past halvings have consistently led to increased bitcoin prices. For example, following the 2016 halving, bitcoin's price surged from $650 to approximately $2,528 within a year, ultimately reaching a peak of $19,700 in December 2017.
  • The most recent halving in 2020 saw bitcoin climbing from around $6,291 a year prior the halving to over $56,911 a year post-halving on May 11, 2021, depicting a robust post-halving appreciation trend.

Institutional Adoption and Bitcoin ETFs

  • The 2024 halving differs notably due to the increased involvement of institutional investors and the integration of bitcoin into traditional financial products such as ETFs. These factors are expected to compound the typical supply shock, potentially magnifying the halving's market impact.  Institutions are increasingly interested in Bitcoin, seeing the halving as an important factor in understanding Bitcoin's monetary policy. Dante Cook from Swan Bitcoin indicates that the clarity on Bitcoin's monetary dynamics will drive more institutional interest.

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  • The new spot market Bitcoin ETFs launched in January have already had a substantial impact on Bitcoin's price, driving it to all-time highs. The halving might amplify this effect by reducing the new supply of Bitcoin, thereby creating a demand shock that could elevate prices further. This is particularly relevant for institutions that view the capped supply of Bitcoin as a positive attribute, reinforcing its appeal as an alternative asset.
  • Joe Nardini from B. Riley Securities discusses how the halving and the introduction of ETFs might interact. While the halving traditionally leads to a price increase, the recent surge in Bitcoin's price due to ETFs might play a more significant role this cycle. The synergy between reduced supply from the halving and increased demand from ETF investors could lead to higher volatility and price dynamics than previous cycles.
  • Despite the immediate impacts, Ruben Sahakyan from Stifel Financial points out that the halving alone might not be a decisive factor for institutions considering Bitcoin investments. Instead, the broader regulatory and market environment will be more influential.

Supply Dynamics and Miners' Role

  • The reduction in block rewards directly influences the supply side of bitcoin by limiting new coin production, thereby exerting upward pressure on prices, assuming steady or growing demand.
  • Miners face a decrease in reward outputs, which historically has led to a short-term drop in profitability. However, price increases subsequent to halvings have allowed miners to maintain, if not increase, revenue over time.

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  • Jenssen emphasizes that the true impact of the halving will come from the demand side rather than the supply cut itself. The halving serves as a reminder of Bitcoin's scarcity, potentially influencing investor behavior more significantly than the actual reduction in new bitcoin production. For example, the inflation rate of bitcoin will drop from 1.8% to 0.9%, suggesting only a modest direct influence on price unless demand increases markedly.

Anticipated Market Reactions

  • Given the historical context and current market conditions, the 2024 halving could trigger significant market volatility. Analysts suggest a possible continuation of the trend where bitcoin experiences substantial price increases in the year following a halving.
  • Speculators often attempt to front-run the halving event, leading to a pre-halving price increase. Historically, Bitcoin has appreciated by about 14% in the month leading up to past halvings. The anticipation of these events can create short-term trading opportunities, but Jenssen advises long-term investors to focus on broader market demand factors.

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  • The halving also plays a significant role psychologically and as a marketing tool, highlighting the built-in deflationary nature of Bitcoin to new and existing investors. This can enhance its appeal as a hedge against inflation, particularly in contexts like the current global financial environment with concerns about debt and fiat currency stability.

Closing

While the halving day itself is expected to be a non-event in terms of immediate market impact—likely priced in due to the efficient market hypothesis—the broader implications for Bitcoin's scarcity and investor perception could drive much anticipated post-halving market activity for the next up cycle.


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The Future of Forex Trading in the FinTech Era – Innovations and Implications

March 29, 2024

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The world of international finance is characterized by millions of transactions daily. Canada remains an important player on the global stage, with the Canadian foreign exchange market offering plenty of exciting opportunities to traders and investors worldwide. The CAD/USD currency pair is a hot favorite among traders in North America and Europe, with interesting volatility for the year to date. On January 1, 2024, the pair started trading at 0.7553, and six weeks later, it's hovering around 0.7431. A marginal strengthening of the Canadian dollar bodes well for bullish traders in Maple country.

Many retail and institutional traders are taking to the virtual arena to test the waters. Given the extreme volatility of the forex market, many opt for demo trading accounts to better understand the nuances, intricacies, and fluctuations possible in FX trading. To this end, demo trading accounts prove invaluable when learning how to trade forex in real time. This fast-paced market is characterized by trillions of dollars in daily trades, dwarfing the collective trading volume of stocks, commodities, indices, and cryptocurrency combined.

Forex Trading in Canada – Trends, Patterns, and Realities

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According to Budget Canada, responsible fiscal stewardship has placed the country in an enviable position. The pandemic ravaged the global economy. However, Canada was largely spared economic ruination owing to proactive government support and investments within the broader context of a robust monetary and fiscal framework. Viewed in perspective, these measures have ensured the long-term prosperity of the Canadian economy. Based upon the September 2023 survey (private-sector economists), a budgetary balance of under $40.1 billion (deficit) is forecast for 2023/2024. That amounts to 1.4% of the gross domestic product.

Projecting ahead to 2028/2029, the deficit is expected to improve to $18.4 billion, or -0.5% of GDP. From an optimistic POV, analysts anticipate a budgetary improvement of $5.2 billion annually, with a debt/GDP ratio dropping to 41.6% in 2024/2025 (from 42.0% in 2023/2024). Of course, the flip side is also possible, with a deterioration in the budgetary balance to $8.5 billion annually, with an additional 1.7% added to the debt/GDP ratio by 2028/2029. Regardless, the downside alternative is less than one percentage point of GDP in the forecast timeframe.

A variety of macroeconomic variables, domestic and global, heavily influence the Canadian dollar. These include a confluence of forces, notably:

  • A strong recovery in the price of crude oil – Canada is a major global producer of crude
  • A weakening of the USD – the US dollar index reflects declining performance.
  • Changing economic indicators – the CAD directly impacts key data such as inflation, interest rates, GDP, unemployment, etc.

The forex trading industry is certainly robust and regulated across Canada. This ensures the integrity of operations for stakeholders – platform providers, retail and institutional traders alike. Various regulatory authorities, foremost among them the Canadian Securities Administrators and the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organisation, are leading the way in this regard.

Indeed, the CSA defines Forex trading as buying one currency and selling the other currency in the same pair and attempting to generate profit through speculative measures. With online trading platforms, there are many traditional and non-traditional options – notable among them buying hard currency and selling it to realize gains and CFDs (contracts for difference) where traders speculate on the underlying financial instruments' price movements without owning any currencies.

Given the outsized volatility of these financial instruments, it is important to point out that any form of Forex trading is risky. Currency trading in CFD format comes with many risks, which may not be suitable for all types of traders. Given the leverage in play, it is possible to generate substantial profits or losses, depending upon which way the trades go. Forex trading is a volatile proposition, with one side profiting and the other losing. However, careful and systematic analysis of the financial markets can certainly ameliorate downside potential and lead to more favorable outcomes.


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Strategies for Earning More Fortune Coins

March 18, 2024

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Tech4SickKids – Innovate for a Healthier Tomorrow

Philanthropy | Feb 28, 2024

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We're helping rally innovators, influencers, and drivers of change—to join Tech4SickKids in a monumental challenge: raising $25 million to revolutionize SickKids with big-data solutions and a state-of-the-art hospital. This initiative isn't just about building walls; it's about breaking down barriers to the limitless possibilities of AI and modern medicine.

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By aligning with Tech4SickKids, you join a community of forward-thinking entrepreneurs who understand that true success comes from making a positive impact on the world. This is your chance to leave a philanthropic legacy that transcends your business achievements, demonstrating the powerful role that entrepreneurs can play in solving real-world problems.

How You Can Join the Movement

  • Donate: Every gift, whether one-time or monthly, fuels the fight. Your donation today is an investment in the future of pediatric care.
  • Pledge Your Support: Through the Upside Foundation, tech founders can make a lasting impact by donating 1% of their company's equity at the time of sale or IPO. It's a simple way to give back that grows with your success.

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  • Leverage Your Corporate Clout: Encourage your company to match donations, become a sponsor, or initiate an employee giving program. It's an opportunity for corporate social responsibility that benefits everyone involved.
  • Start Your Own Fundraiser: Engage your team and community by hosting an event in support of SickKids. Whether it's a gala, a hackathon, or a charity run, every event makes a difference. Find inspiration, register your event, and access our toolkit and resources to make your fundraiser a success.

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Erin Bury and Kevin Oulds, Co-founders Wilful:

"When we started Willful it was important for us to bake giving back into our strategy from day one. One early commitment we made was pledging 1% of Willful's equity to SickKids via The Upside Foundation. We're both passionate about having a world-class children's hospital available for our own kids and those in our community, so it was an easy choice to make. This has been a signal to employees, investors, and the larger community that we care about more than just the bottom line."

Take the Next Step

We invite you to learn more about how you can contribute to this transformative mission. Whether through equity pledges, offering your expertise, or advocating for the cause, your involvement can help build a new SickKids that stands at the forefront of pediatric healthcare innovation.

See:  Bringing Good Ideas to Life: 13 Modern Ways to Innovate

For more information and to make your pledge, simply submit a pledge form at upsidefoundation.ca/pledge or reach out to Leonard Nolasco at leonard.nolasco@sickkidsfoundation.com


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