Blockchain-driven cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have been dominating business headlines for months, and news of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) earning their issuers millions in dollars, along with multifold increases in the values of these currencies, have excited investors.
But this momentum is being slowed by a lot of barriers: Extreme volatility in the past few weeks are making these markets edgy. Regulators like the SEC have begun to crack down on claims by coin issuers in an effort to create a stable market, while others have created new frameworks to attract best-of-breed tokens. Exchanges have been hacked and face their own regulatory scrutiny. And a rapid increase in energy consumption by crypto activities are leading some energy market participants to consider limiting access to power and compute capacity, the lifeblood of this marketplace.
This event will delve into will delve into the “state of the market” today, and consider what investors need to do stay on top of this new product in commodities and capital markets.
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