Thought Leadership

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. The increased attention also brought the question of regulation to the fore: to regulate or not to regulate? With respect to oversight of digital assets, there are two sides to the crypto coin and debates rage over whether regulation stifles growth or encourages it.

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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. We expect our relationship to grow as we, Arca Labs, and Securitize work together to develop and launch tokenized financial products designed to allow individuals and companies to enter a global, blockchain-based financial future.

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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. ACT is a leading treasury association that provides research, training, and education to corporate treasurers. As the only professional treasury body with a Royal Charter, ACT is actively involved with UK treasury policy making.

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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. Bitcoin is a historically volatile and speculative investment, which directly conflicts with treasury management objectives. So, why the recent influx of large, recognizable enterprises, MicroStrategy, Square and Tesla, adding bitcoin to their corporate balance sheets? The digital asset ecosystem is much greater than just bitcoin.

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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. That’s why I love discussing ArCoin with peers and potential customers. To have the opportunity to engage in a live discussion helps people realize that ArCoin is unique because it is the first U.S. Treasury Fund registered under the ‘40 Act to issue its shares as digital securities. Much like paper share certificates were replaced with shareholder databases, the blockchain will offer utility to shareholders giving them the ability to hold and transfer ownership of their shares in a new and innovative way. 

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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. We’ve spent years cultivating this relationship, which we think can help pave the way for ArCoin, the digital securities market, and financial markets as a whole to grow.

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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. 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 apparent 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, 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. 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
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. 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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