Cryptocurrencies Come of Age, But Is Crypto Data Ready?

Once used as payment for shady deals, digital currencies have long been the domain of speculators and retail investors. But the wild price increases of the past year have led institutional investors to sniff excitedly at the loins of the cryptocurrency movement. Max Bowie investigates to what extent the data and tools that firms expect as standard in other markets exist in the crypto markets.

The mainstream financial markets have recently warmed to crypto, wanting to enjoy those upswings, but cautious about the lack of regulatory oversight and the potential downside of investing in an asset with no underlying, or a currency with no central bank to back it up.

And one of the challenges is so basic yet so elusive: What exactly are digital currencies, how should they be regulated, and by whom? Are they currencies, securities, or—as current Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

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