Podcast

September 2022 32:22

Using CBDCs for Cross-Ledger Multi-Asset Transactions

Why should treasurers be interested in CBDCs, and how can they prepare for an environment where these types of currencies are commonplace? Returning to the hotseat after last year's digital asset deep dive, Mark Williamson (HSBC) joins TMI's Eleanor Hill, alongside...

Article

September 2022 12 Min Read

Ready to Trust: Are Crypto Assets Right for Treasury?

For those who believe crypto assets are too volatile and cannot be used by treasury, it’s worth knowing that they are not all the same.

Blog

August 2021 8 Min Read

Crypto, CBDCs, DeFi and the Treasurer

Ingka Group, the largest franchisee of the IKEA brand, with 390 stores in 32 countries, is not currently using digital currencies, but is following their progress closely. It is building its knowledge and understanding of the market, and assessing when the right time...

Blog

July 2021 4 Min Read

Why European Companies Need a Central Bank Digital Currency

Crypto currencies are too volatile to be used as a serious payment tool. Central bank digital currencies are the solution with so much more to offer. How do they stack up against the likes of Bitcoin in the real world? Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is ‘the...

Article

June 2021 9 Min Read

How Suitable are Crypto Assets as a Treasury Investment?

Corporates have started putting Bitcoin on the balance sheet. Central banks are pursuing their own digital currencies. The rise of cryptocurrencies is happening at a startling pace and will have a variety of impacts. Now is the time for treasurers to educate themselves...

Article

May 2021 21 Min Read

Crypto: Can it Ever Be Right for Treasury?

In an era where arguably even normally dependable gilts have shifted from being ‘risk-free returns’ to ‘return-free risks’, have cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin finally become viable assets? Or has recent market turbulence, coupled with regulatory inte...

Podcast

April 2021 56:18

Crypto Assets: The Questions Every Treasurer Should Be Asking

Are crypto assets really a viable treasury investment? If so, how can you enter – and exit – the market with the least possible risk? How does the custody of crypto assets work? What are the accounting and tax considerations? This podcast answers all of these...

Blog

April 2021 5 Min Read

Cash is Dead. Long Live Bitcoin*

*Other digital assets are available When BCB Group, a crypto-dedicated payment services provider, launched BCB Treasury in February 2021, its aim was help corporate treasury departments invest in digital assets. TMI spoke to the firm’s Chief Growth Officer, Ben...

Blog

April 2021 6 Min Read

What CBDC Experiments Mean for the Real Economy

The use of digital currencies in legitimate commercial settings took a sizeable step forward recently with the first ever live settlement of a fund using Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) tokens. What is the impact of this successful transaction on the real economy?...