Understand - Article 1
A unique and particularly captivating phenomenon in the history of finance
Understand - Article 2
The impact of the arrival of a Bitcoin ETF in the US
Understand - Article 3
Why offer exposure to digital assets?
Challenges - Article 4
Jérôme Castille (CoinShares): "Our aim is to remove counterparty risk from investors".
Challenges - Article 5
Jacques Lolieux (Aplo): "The compliance team is the biggest in the company".
Challenges - Article 6
Mapping the players in the sector
Challenges - Article 7
Products available in Europe
Challenges - Article 8
United States: All eyes on the arrival of Bitcoin ETFs
Perspectives - Article 9
Bitcoin in life insurance policies?
Perspectives - Article 10
CGP: Options for every profile
Perspectives - Article 11
Where to turn? 6 services for independent asset managers
Perspectives - Article 12
Safety: the key post-FTX requirement
Perspectives - Article 13
The full experience: the example of Montaigne Patrimoine
Perspectives - Article 14
Conclusion & thanks : Institutions need their standards to be met

Why offer exposure to digital assets?

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1 - Decentralisation

Unlike traditional currencies, they are not dependent on any central authority. This reduces the risk of currency manipulation and censorship, and offers transparency thanks to the blockchain technology on which they are based. Transactions are recorded immutably and can be verified by anyone, which increases confidence in the system. Bitcoin and Ethereum are sufficiently liquid and distributed assets to be safe from market manipulation.

2 - Potential hedge against inflation

In a context where central banks around the world are increasing monetary supply, Bitcoin, with its limited supply of 21 million units, is often compared to digital gold. This programmed scarcity is seen as a way of preserving value in the face of the devaluation of fiat currencies.

3 - High yield

Although volatile, they have grown exponentially in value over the past decade. Assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have offered returns on investment that far outstrip those of traditional markets such as equities or gold. This performance is attracting investors looking for diversification and potentially high returns.

4 - Innovation in finance

With the development of new projects and the emergence of decentralised finance (DeFi), investors have access to a range of innovative financial products. These products offer investment opportunities in lending, exchange protocols, and even non-fungible tokens (NFTs), paving the way for new forms of returns.

5 - New asset class

The growing institutional adoption validates the relevance of cryptocurrencies as an asset class. Companies such as Tesla and financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Société Générale or HSBC have integrated cryptocurrencies into their investment strategies or offer services linked to these assets, reinforcing their legitimacy and integration into the traditional economy.

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