cryptoasset

How to Manage Cryptoasset Credit Risk, Part 2

16 May 2019

We expect that financial institutions and investors will continue to dedicate resources to building a robust infrastructure and developing risk solutions to solve counterparty risk in the cryptoasset industry. Even though trading cryptoassets presents significant challenges, it is our view that through technology, regulatory development and comprehensive risk management these challenges can be minimised. With cryptoasset industry evolving at pace, firms must not only be smart about the risks they pose but also manage them accordingly. Read More

How to Manage Cryptoasset Credit Risk, Part 1

15 May 2019

The biggest banking failures during the 2008 GFC were a result of insufficient handling of credit risk. Credit risk represents the risk that a debtor may be unable or unwilling to make a payment on or fulfil contractual obligations. In some instances, this can result in default risk which is a subpart of credit risk. In other instances, it can cause a deterioration in credit quality. From a trading workflow perspective, credit risk is viewed as pre-settlement risk. This blog looks at the significance of credit risk associated with exchanges, custody and prime brokerage services. Read More

How to Manage Cryptoasset Credit Risk

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

by Quantifi & OKCoin

This whitepaper provides an insight into the risks inherent to the cryptoasset market and can be broken into three parts. Section one of this paper looks at the significance of credit risk associated with exchanges, custody and prime brokerage services. The second section explores counterparty risk in a traditional financial institutional setting. The final section provides insights on how to extend the traditional credit risk framework to the cryptoasset industry. Overall, we aim to bridge the credit and counterparty risk considerations between incumbent and cryptoasset institutions.

An Overview of the Cryptoasset Capital Market

Monday, March 18, 2019

Recently there has been substantial growth in cryptoasset marketplaces and product offerings. The marketplace is complex and comprises of the traditional stock market, foreign exchange and the cryptoasset market. This blog post provides details on both crypto-only and fiat-supporting markets. We also explore trading venues, such as centralised and decentralised exchanges and the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. Read More

Quantifi and OKCoin Whitepapers Provide Unique Insight on the Cryptoasset Markets

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Quantifi has announced the release of two whitepapers on cryptoassets, co-written with OKCoin, a leading fiat-supporting digital asset marketplace. The first paper explores the taxonomy of cryptoassets and the evolving industry landscape and the second paper provides a detailed insight into the risk inherent to the cryptoasset market.  read more

Understanding the Cryptoasset Market

Monday, February 4, 2019

by Quantifi & OKCoin

The technological advancements behind cryptoassets have come a long way and have the potential to disrupt the financial system as we know it. Central banks and other financial institutions can play a key role in shaping this landscape. However, this global phenomenon is creating confusion on multiple levels i.e. how individual cryptoassets differ from one another and the role of the major participants in the cryptoasset ecosystem. With the buzz around bitcoin, altcoins, cryptocurrencies and tokens, a whole new financial ecosystem has been created. In this whitepaper, we will discuss the taxonomy of cryptoassets, market participants and the current capital market landscape.

Understanding the Basics of the Cryptoasset Market

Friday, January 25, 2019

The technological advancements  behind cryptoassets have come a long way and have the potential to disrupt the financial system as we know it. This global phenomenon is creating confusion on multiple levels i.e. how individual cryptoassets differ from one another and the role of the major participants in the cryptoasset ecosystem. With the buzz around bitcoin, altcoins, cryptocurrencies and tokens, a whole new financial ecosystem has been created. This blogs looks at the taxonomy of cryptoassets, market participants and the current capital market landscape. Read More