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March 9, 2023│Jerald David

Digital Assets Are a POC for the $100T U.S. Securities Market

The Bitcoin white paper introduced a new perspective on money and highlighted blockchain technology's potential to power a new financial paradigm. Enabled by blockchain, digital assets have been the proof of concept (POC), demonstrating how the technology can streamline and enhance processes in the U.S. financial markets. 

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November 14, 2022Arca Labs

Adaptive innovation is forever fluid

Rather than narrowly focusing on a precise endpoint, it is crucial to suspend rigid expectations and adjust the course or adjust to the course as necessary. 

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November 10, 2022Arca Labs

CoinDesk Webinar: Tokenization Trends in 2023 and The Future of Securities

Bear markets present an opportunity to build, and blockchain technology provides a means to introduce novel solutions designed to solve enduring industry challenges—inefficient operations, costly intermediaries, and illiquidity. 

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The Future of Business with Blockchain Blog

August 31, 2022Jerald David

The Future of Business with Blockchain

There are countless ways companies can stimulate growth and contribute to long-term sustainability by adopting blockchain technology to make money, save money and stay competitive.

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June 15, 2022Blair Bingham

3 Takeaways From Vertalo’s Digital Assets and Securities Conference

Vertalo hosted its Digital Assets and Securities Conference last month, bringing together traditional financial services professionals and digital asset innovators to foster connection, collaboration, and growth of the digital asset ecosystem. 

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May 31, 2022Anthony Bufinsky

Improving Insurance with Blockchain Technology

Insurance protects property, assets, health, and professional services by providing “safeguards” against liabilities and increasing social inflation

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June 15, 2022Blair Bingham

Tokenized Real Estate

Real estate is one of the largest asset classes in the world, with over $280 trillion in market value. Investing in property has persisted as highly attractive and advantageous due to the relative stability of real estate compared to traditional equities and higher earning potential than a low-risk bond.

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March 31, 2022Annelise Osborne

A Tokenization Guide for Institutions

Blockchain and digital assets are here to stay, as evidenced by the recent increase in institutional adoption of this asset class by financial incumbents. 

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February 25, 2022│Sarah Macedonio

The First Blockchain Transferred Fund

The journey of the first registered ‘40 Act fund to issue a digital asset security originated from the belief that blockchain technology could solve some of the industry’s most significant challenges: transferability and time.

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February 2, 2022│Jerald David

America's Tokenized Future is Here

In December 2021, former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton authored a Wall Street Journal opinion editorial expressing the need for the United States of America to adopt blockchain technology to maintain its global economic leadership position.

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January 20, 2022│Jerald David

Digital Asset Securities Study Announcement

Arca Labs, in partnership with Coalition Greenwich—a leading provider of financial data, analytics, and insights—conducted a global digital asset securities study titled “The Future of Securities: A Digital Asset Securities Study.” 

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December 28, 2021│Jerald David

2022 Digital Asset Securities Predictions

The journey of the first registered ‘40 Act fund to issue a digital asset security originated from the belief that blockchain technology could solve some of the industry’s most significant challenges: transferability and time.

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November 19, 2021│Blair Bingham

How Cryptocurrency Regulation Boosts Innovation and Drives Growth

Mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies soared over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, catapulting crypto further into the purview of investors worldwide. 

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October 27, 2021│Jerald David

Can Financial Incumbents Learn to Play The “Right Note”?

Just as the music industry saw a wide array of benefits of technology that led to increased adoption and utility, financial incumbents appear to be suddenly feeling the reality of getting left behind with the undeniable growth of digital assets.

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September 23, 2021│Jerald David

Announcing Our New Relationship with Securitize

Transitioning the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund to Securitize was the first phase of growing our relationship with Securitize. 

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August 10, 2021│Blair Bingham

Permissioned Or Private Blockchains?

Which One Is Right For Digital Asset Securities?

An exploration of security token issuance, digital asset security requirements, and securitization practices in the blockchain ecosystem.

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July 20, 2021│Jerald David

Blockchain or Blockbuster?

The Choice Facing Financial Incumbents

The old-guard financial industry is aware of the competitive threat from decentralized finance, but it's not moving fast enough to catch up.

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July 13, 2021│Anthony Bufinsky

ArCoin Integrates with MetaMask

Bridging ArCoin to dApps

Today Arca Labs announces the integration of ArCoin into MetaMask to offer custody of ArCoin. MetaMask enables users to access the Ethereum network and interact with decentralized applications (dApps).

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June 28, 2021│Blair Bingham

Blockchain Adoption for Treasurers is Closer Than Anyone Thinks

Though the pandemic has eclipsed many conferences and events over the past year, the Association of Corporate Treasurers’ (ACT) 2021 Annual Conference was undoubtedly a spectacular showing.

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May 27, 2021│Jerald David

Is Bitcoin Too Volatile for Treasury Management

The digital asset market is rife with opportunity, but finding the right product, for the right purpose at the right time is imperative. 

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April 29, 2021│B2C2, BKCM, and Arca Labs

NeuGroup Event Summary:

Understanding Cryptocurrency, Digital Asset and Securities Markets in Comparison to Traditional Financial Markets

Jerald David went on to expand, “obviously, one of the benefits of digital assets is the fact that they are traded peer-to-peer… It removes intermediaries, like a broker, it’s not restricted to banking hours, and it also performs a very, very interesting function..."

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April 13, 2021│Jerald David

JD Discusses ArCoin on The Crypto Rundown

ArCoin, to many, is a confusing product at first. Not because the structure or digital shares are unusually complex, but because we are doing something that has never been done before.

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March 17, 2021│Jerald David

Announcing Our New Relationship with Signature Bank

Today we are pleased to announce a new relationship with Signature Bank, one of the most innovative banks in the digital assets space. 

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February 25, 2021│Blair Bingham

Arca Labs Partners with GK8 to Provide ArCoin Custody

Arca Labs is pleased to announce that GK8 has completed an integration that will allow ArCoin holders to custody their digital assets with GK8’s patented air-gapped solution.

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February 17, 2021│Jerald David and Blair Bingham

The Modern
Treasurer Part 2:

Bitcoin as a Treasury Investment Solution, ArCoin as a Treasury Management Solution

For those following finance, you are already acutely aware of the recent rise of interest in Bitcoin (“BTC”). Bitcoin, once shunned as an asset used by criminals, is now in many institutional investors’ portfolios as a diversified hedge against inflation.

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February 10, 2021│Jerald David and Blair Bingham

The Modern
Treasurer Part 1:

Treasury Management’s Biggest Pain Points Meet Blockchain

As the first registered Fund to issue digital securities on the blockchain, the Arca US Treasury Fund and its digital share, ArCoin, are uniquely situated to help bridge the gap between traditional finance and blockchain.

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January 13, 2021│Blair Bingham

Why Insurance Needs a Blockchain Revolution

For most of us, insurance is a necessary evil. The events which trigger insurance payouts are usually unpleasant and disruptive, but having insurance in place prevents them from being catastrophic. 

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November 18, 2020│Jerald David

Revolutionizing the Digital Assets Ecosystem:

How Arca Pioneered the Use of U.S. Treasuries for ArCoin

The selection of US Treasuries as the underlying asset of the first Blockchain Traded Fund was incredibly deliberate. 

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October 22, 2020│Blair Bingham

Overview of the ArCoin Purchasing Process

Arca Labs strives to provide the highest customer success for investors purchasing, transferring, and storing their ArCoin. Below you will find resources to guide you through purchasing ArCoin using the ArCoin Portal.

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October 1, 2020│Sumana Maitra

From ETFs to BTFs

For years, participants in the digital assets industry have discussed how to bring institutional money into this ecosystem. 

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September 24, 2020│Blair Bingham

Introducing ArCoin Keepers: A Potential MCD Liquidity Enhancement

In my last blog post, I discussed ArCoin’s use case as a bridge between real-world financial assets and DAI, Maker’s decentralized stablecoin. 

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The Melding of CeFi and DeFi ArCoins Path to Becoming MKR Collateral

September 17, 2020│Blair Bingham

The Melding of CeFi and DeFi:

ArCoin’s Path to Becoming MKR Collateral

The Fund, and its digital security, ArCoin, is the first closed-end interval fund registered under the 40 Act offering digital shares. Upon the creation of the Fund and ArCoin, we knew that applying to be a collateral option for MakerDAO was one of the first use cases we wanted to pursue.

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July 6, 2020│Jerald David

The Journey to Launching the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund and ArCoin

Today may be a day that changes financial services forever. Arca team members have been lucky enough to launch two regulated futures exchanges, many derivatives contracts and an ETF company, just to name a few. 

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