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2203, 2022

Blockchain 101: Topic #2 – Fighting the World’s First Crypto War

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Blockchain, ETF, Insights|

Years ago, when we started talking about Digital Assets and Blockchain, one of the early criticisms among sceptics was the lack of “real-life”, practical use-cases. Well, one is playing out in “real time” with regard to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, leading some to describe it as the “first crypto war”.

603, 2022

The Pandemic Transformation of Retail

By |March 6th, 2022|Categories: ETF, Insights, Online Retail|

Retail was already under a massive transformation prior to the pandemic, with shoppers shunning brick-and-mortar stores in favor of online retail’s 24/7 shopping convenience, greater product selection, competitive pricing, and rapid delivery options. But the pandemic has permanently changed retail shopping habits forever.

1702, 2022

Blockchain 101: Topic #1 – MEV: Blockchain’s Got a Gas Problem

By |February 17th, 2022|Categories: Blockchain, ETF, Insights|

The modern world is full of acronyms, but one acronym relevant to the Blockchain is MEV or miner extractable value. MEV is the measure of profit a blockchain miner can make through their ability to include, exclude or reorder transactions.

1707, 2021

BLOK: New Battle Of The Blockchain ETFs

By |July 17th, 2021|Categories: Blockchain, ETF, Insights|

While there are other Blockchain ETFs, BLOK is the original, launching back in January 17, 2018, with more than $1 billion in assets under management. With all the fuss about Bitcoin ETFs, some issuers and investors may have overlooked the investment opportunity in Blockchain itself.

1507, 2021

Capturing Growth In International Ecommerce: XBUY Vs. EMQQ

By |July 15th, 2021|Categories: ETF, Insights, Online Retail|

Ecommerce and the disruption of retail is a theme that is not going away, and some of the fastest growing companies and markets are located outside the U.S. ETFs are a nice vehicle to give U.S. investors access to many of these foreign ecommerce companies, not easily accessible on an individual share basis.

907, 2021

ESG ETFs: Helping the long-term shift to net zero emissions

By |July 9th, 2021|Categories: ETF, Insights|

The speakers at the event were Gabriella Herculano, CEO and founder of iClima Earth, Stephen Derkash, head of global products and ESG at EQM Indexes, Sam Dickens, portfolio manager at IG Group and Nicholas Mersch, portfolio manager at Purpose Investments

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