Marsh & McLennan, FireEye and Circle, each a leader in their respective industries, have collaborated to cut through the hype surrounding crypto-assets and blockchain technology. The goal of this white paper is simple—to frame key challenges that must be overcome if the promise of these emerging technologies is to be achieved.
There is no better place to engage in this debate than at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Switzerland, long a global financial hub, has emerged as a clear leader in crypto-assets and blockchain technology. Just two months ago, the SIX Swiss Exchange authorized the first-ever exchange-traded crypto-asset product. The “Amun Crypto Basket Index” ETP invests its assets in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin, tracking the performance of the top five crypto-assets. Switzerland has also invested heavily in blockchain research and hosts the highly-regarded Crypto Valley Summit outside of Zurich.