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Down the Rabbit Hole: A Cryptocurrency Primer

Bitcoin and cryptos are not suitable for all investors, but the world of digital assets may be more than a passing fad.

Blockchain and DeFI: Drivers of Change in Asset Management

“We’re still in the very early days of DeFi,” Mona El Isa says. “But this time is much more exciting. We’re seeing real usage and traction."

Top Five Articles from August: Growth vs. Value, Blockchain, Tax-Loss Harvesting

In August's leading posts, Larry Cao, CFA, receives a blockchain update, Julie Hammond, CFA, considers the state of fixed income, and Clare Flynn Levy shares tips for succeeding as a portfolio manager.

Blockchain: A Progress Report

Critics of blockchain technology claim that it is too slow for financial transactions and that its consensus mechanism uses too much energy. In this interview, Carl Wegner of the blockchain technology developer R3 paints a more encouraging picture.

The Media Challenge for Cryptoasset Investors

At the core of the cryptocurrency craze is the fear of missing out (FOMO).

Cryptocurrencies: What Is Blockchain?

What is blockchain technology? How does it work? And how does it generate economic value?

Luis Viceira: Activism, Indexing, and the Investment Management Workshop (IMW)

Luis Viceira of the Harvard Business School talks to Paul Kovarsky, CFA, about the industry-specific strategic issues facing our profession and his experiences running the Investment Management Workshop (IMW).

Weekend Reads for Investors: Highly Caffeinated Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, provides his choices for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition features surprising facts about coffee consumption, global choke points in the food supply, graphics showing how cryptocurrencies are likely to affect finance, and more.

The Future of Digital Banking: What’s Next?

“Digital banking hasn’t actually arrived yet,” David M. Brear of 11:FS told Lauren Foster. But it's coming. He discussed how he anticipates digital banking and fintech to disrupt the finance industry.

Blockchain 101 with Campbell R. Harvey

So, what is blockchain? What will it do to our industry? Campbell R. Harvey led an extended presentation on the subject.



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