Thought Leadership |  2020

February 17, 2021
Jerald David and Blair Bingham

The Modern Treasurer Part 2: Bitcoin is a Treasury Investment Solution, ArCoin is a Treasury Management Solution

Digital GoldFor those following finance, you are already acutely aware of the recent rise of interest in Bitcoin. Bitcoin, once shunned as an asset used by criminals, is now in many institutional investors’ portfolios as a diversified hedge against inflation. Additionally, the narrative of BTC as “digital gold” is on the rise. Led by the highly publicized investment in Bitcoin by MicroStrategy, Bitcoin's role in traditional treasury management has skyrocketed with no ceiling to adoption in sight.

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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, is uniquely situated to bridge the gap between traditional finance and blockchain. The Arca US Treasury Fund invests in a portfolio of short duration treasuries and equivalents making ArCoin well suited as a proxy for US Treasury bills, bonds and notes in a corporate treasurer’s portfolio. By replacing US Treasuries with ArCoin, treasury managers can invest in US Treasuries while receiving the efficiencies of 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. Having insurance is now seen as a necessary condition for doing business and a huge global insurance industry has evolved to cater to these needs. The next evolution in insurance may very well be the adoption of blockchain technology.

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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 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 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. 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

The Fund, and it’s 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. 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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