Thought Leadership |  2020

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 incredibly deliberate. Arca first began thinking about creating the Arca US Treasury Fund and it’s digital security, ArCoin, back in 2018 and set out to accomplish three important goals. 

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October 22, 2020

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. Before obtaining ArCoin, investors should read the ArCoin FAQs to better understand the processes and requirements associated with holding ArCoin.

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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. While this mission was not always the highest priority for the first-movers in crypto, increased institutional adoption has made the industry focus on meeting their requirements. The reasoning behind this shift is obvious - that’s where the money is. Institutional investors own roughly 80% of the equity market, meaning they can bring trillions of dollars of capital into this ecosystem. 

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September 24, 2020
Blair Bingham

Introducing ArCoin Keepers: A 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. As a recap, ArCoin is a digital share of the Arca U.S Treasury Fund issued through the blockchain. Although it served as a provoking theoretical piece, it is time to further discuss ArCoin’s implementation plan to fit into Maker’s Collateralized Debt Positions (CDP).

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September 17, 2020
Blair Bingham

The Melding of CeFi and DeFi: ArCoin’s Path to Becoming MKR Collateral

I’m always astounded by the myriad of use cases our team envisions for ArCoin, Arca’s digital security backed by a portfolio of short-duration U.S. Treasuries. It seems even more incredible when our team takes an idea and begins to create new use cases for ArCoin that have the potential to reframe and strengthen the digital asset ecosystem.

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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. While each of these initiatives forever impacted the landscape of finance, our current launch of the Arca U.S. Treasury Fund (“Fund”) and ArCoin may be more transformative.

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