The latest milepost in the rise of cryptocurrency as an asset class is the inclusion of bitcoin futures in the WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity Strategy Fund—a broad-based commodity strategy that is the first U.S. ETF to provide bitcoin futures exposure. Jianing Wu explores how this evolution intersects with recent market developments, making bitcoin futures an asset to consider in many investment portfolios.
From athletes to corporations, we are seeing increasing interest in non-fungible tokens (NFT). Recently, Visa bought a digital avatar—CryptoPunk #7610—for $150,000, marking the first major payment platform to tap into the NFT space. In this blog post, we will explore one of the most popular NFT marketplaces, OpenSea, and its relation to Ethereum.
The consensus mechanism is a key component to a decentralized network. It not only secures the system but also affects its efficiency and scalability. Since Bitcoin’s birth, there have been other consensus mechanisms created. Each of them has its own characteristics. Jianing Wu discusses the idea of consensus mechanisms and provide a brief overview on how they work.
After eight years of development, Ethereum has gone from an idea to a vivid ecosystem, supported by one of the largest developer communities in the crypto space. Jianing Wu looks back at the history of Ethereum’s development and provides an outlook for what’s upcoming.
We previously explored corporations’ bitcoin purchases and the investment management industry’s participation as two sources of growing institutional demand driving bitcoin’s past rally. In this blog post, Jianing Wu considers a third source of demand – the public’s increasing acceptance of bitcoin as payment.