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THE TOP 5 CRYPTO EXCHANGES IN THE WORLD YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Introduction

Crypto Exchange is a very important part of the Cryptocurrency EcoSystem. Crypto exchanges are the platform where transactions take place. You can also purchase Bitcoins in crypto exchanges.

It is a marketplace in the digital sphere that allows traders to purchase and sell Bitcoins. Do note that fiat currencies and altcoins can also be used in crypto exchanges. Since you have clicked on the link to this blog, there is a high chance you are a Bitcoin investor, or you are someone who likes to keep a keen eye on the crypto space.

And why should you not? Given all the buzz that cryptos are making in the financial markets. Bitcoin is the most famous cryptos, so I will be talking only about bitcoins in this blog for the sake of convenience.

 

Crypto Exchanges 101

A Crypto Exchange’s primary objective is to act as a broker and bring a buyer and seller to one place. It is pretty much like a traditional stock exchange; the only difference is that everything related to crypto exchanges happens digitally.

However, the process is not that different. On Crypto exchanges, traders have the option to sell and buy Bitcoins after inputting a value or order. When a trader selects the market value, the crypto scans the best market value available for the Bitcoins and presents it to the trader. Visit daily profit to start investing.

In order for a trader to transact in bitcoin, he needs to get himself signed up with the exchange platform. And then go through the various amounts of verification procedures. Once the trader has successfully verified his identity. He can start trading. But before that, he needs to transfer his fiat currencies to Bitcoins, and only after that, he can buy Bitcoins.

The currency exchange methods vary from exchanges to exchanges. Some allow users to transfer it via wiring through the bank; some well-established exchanges allow a direct transfer from the bank. Some allow the use of credit and debit cards.

 

Features of a Crypto Exchange

Crypto Exchanges have a lot of features that will ease up your transaction process.

  • Crypto Exchanges are decentralized – Decentralised means it operates without any governing body. There are no intermediaries in between. It offers peer to peer trading without having to show an account of your spending to the regulatory body.
  • Low Processing Fees – As crypto exchanges are decentralized, it is a peer to peer connection.

 

The Top 5 Crypto Exchanges In The World You Should Know About

There are more than a thousand crypto exchanges; trying them out one by one will take a lifetime. So as a crypto investor, I have personally selected the top five most popular crypto exchanges that you ought to know about.

1.    Gemini

The most widely used Crypto exchange on the face of the Earth is Gemini. It is perfect for all the major cryptocurrencies, but when it comes to Bitcoins. The only little drawback that I find in Gemini is that it asks for way too much personal information.

2.    Etoro

Etoro is more of a financial trading service than an actual crypto exchange, but it is worth talking about nonetheless. Crypto investors hold this app in high regard; it has a very good reputation. It has very high processing fees, which may annoy some traders.

3.    Kraken

When it comes to security, none can match Kraken. Apart from that, it has a very big user base. And it also charges very low transaction fees. A handful of traders do not like Kraken as it does not offer the best customer support services.

4.    Binance

Unless you had been living a rock, you must know Binance. Binance is the go-to crypto exchange. You get to see the ads of the Binance app over the Internet a lot. Binance gives you the added advantage of trading huge amounts of cryptos in a single time. Binance is only meant for experienced traders. It is not recommended for newbies.

5.    Coinmama 

Coinmama offers very strong security. The UI is user friendly. The best part is the customer support. I personally like Binance the most because it takes a step further and makes sure that proper security measures are implemented and add to that its classy user interface.

Many traders may not like Coinmama as the significant-high processing fees.

 

Final Words

There you go, there was the list of top 5 crypto exchanges. Please invest your money at your own risk. You should have a very strong knowledge of the crypto market before investing. Otherwise, you may face huge losses.

 

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THE ROLE OF THE CFO IN ILLUSTRATING THE SUCCESS OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Tim Scammell, Finance, Treasury and Risk Solutions at SAP

 

It’s no secret that there are changes occurring within the modern corporation. While roles were evolving as a result of the move to digitisation and automation prior to Covid-19, the pandemic has further accelerated this movement as executives face new challenges. The most obvious is of course, the volatile economy we’re facing which has been the primary focus of the CFO within businesses. According to a recent survey, three-quarters of CFOs expect the pandemic to have either a ‘significant’ or ‘severe’ negative effect on their business in the next 12 months. But the same Deloitte report highlights that for CFOs, business transformation is a top priority, with a strong focus on digitisation and automation.

As such, we’re seeing the role of the CFO change most drastically. While the traditional demands of product evolution and revenue generation remain unchanged, they are also now playing a pivotal role in the wide-ranging ramifications of digitisation in terms of evaluating new dimensions like customer experience, channel management, IoT, blockchain and the associated compliance and legal exposures that lurk within the digital economy. CFOs are therefore vital in pushing digital transformation forward for several reasons and business executives would be wise to harness their skills in the journey.

 

Translating compliance and regulatory concerns

The digital journey is undoubtedly an exciting one, and for many industries, it’s a much-needed overhaul to ensure relevancy and success. However, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of implementing new programmes, products and services without thinking about the more mundane aspects. Primarily, the associated necessities that come with any new business operation, like regulation and compliance for example. However, the CFO is uniquely poised to tackle this dichotomy due to their ability to drive digital transformation forward but also deal with the more ‘analogue’ world aspects. The CFO is still dealing with the demands of regulatory reporting, tax, and compliance, which demand significant manual intervention and judgment.

As such, the CFO has the ability to break down the tension between the digital and analogue. The broader C-Suite is often focused on shaping the future and is grappling with the changing landscape of a hyper-competitive digital economy whilst pursuing the resulting revenue opportunities. Aspects like compliance normally don’t fit into this fast-paced thinking. As such, businesses should be harnessing the ability of the CFO to translate the actions of the C-Suite implementing digital transformation initiatives into a different language, one that satisfies stakeholders and legislative requirements. This translation demands the talents of an excellent communicator who understands the digital journey the company is undertaking and can articulate the consequences of these decisions using the analogue languages of compliance and regulatory reporting.

 

Pulling on past experiences

Not only can this best of breed, digital-savvy CFO make this translation due to their understanding of the digital and analogue worlds of compliance, but their extensive experience in building governance models should be maximised by the business too. CFOs are well versed in feeding the necessary information to decision-makers, particularly when it comes to unpredictability. The successful transition to a digital company is accelerated by observing how operational risk reacts to the unpredictable nature of the digital market. As such, organisations should bring the CFO into the digital transformation journey early in the planning stages as they are able to use their experiences to best plan for potential operational risks. What’s more, they can then  plan for the resulting avalanche of data that these digital business models generate and navigate a way of ingesting and processing this information.

 

Highlighting success

But this dynamic can only be achieved when the CFO is able to integrate data from across the organisation to produce the numbers they require for decision making. Such a platform will only exist when businesses make a dedicated effort to bring the CFO into digital transformation plans early so that they can explicitly coordinate actions and create a harmonised view of all aspects of performance, in the digital market.

Through this harmonisation of information, contemporary CFOs are critical to the great digital transformation as the insights obtained from big data and associated technological challenges are all manifested in the numerical results collected by the finance team. Financial results that track the impact the digital revolution has on the company’s competitive landscape and revenue projections. Financial results that enable a confident executive team to drive decisions that result in positive outcomes.

Clearly, the digital-savvy CFO is under a tremendous load. They occupy a wholly unglamorous position in the executive team and one where the consequences of failure could quickly derail the digital transformation of the company. Yet, if the CFO is given the means to draw together the right information, from a large number of sources, they can aggregate this quickly, and with the correct analysis, will be able to covert this governance to a strong position in the digital economy.

 

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WANT TO KEEP YOUR CLIENTS INTERESTED IN YOUR INVESTMENT REPORTS? CHANGE THE NARRATIVE.

Abbey Shasore, CEO, Factbook

 

Why does it matter if your factsheets are issued like clockwork every month, if there is little thought being given to the narrative? Are there not more important elements for asset managers to consider when reporting on investments, asks Abbey Shasore, CEO, Factbook.

The need to achieve or exceed service level agreements (SLAs) is obviously very important to asset management firms. Meeting client expectations is a fundamental part of any business and asset managers take the promises they have made to their investors very seriously. That said, I do sometimes wonder if, in the area of investment reporting, there could be more creativity in SLAs than simply formats, dates and volumes – especially when one considers that it is such a critical delivery of information.

 

Historic vs future

For example, how much of your reporting is historic and how much of it is helping the investor to understand what you (the asset manager) are going to do next month, as a consequence of this retrospective data? In other words, could you follow a structure of: ‘this is what has happened, this is what we have learned, and this is how we are going to change things going forward’.

Take quarterly reports. Rather than simply reporting on the stats for that period in the same way as a monthly report, could a different approach be taken? Perhaps, for two months in the quarter, reports could provide the usual, standard investment update, but every quarter, the investment manager could alter its approach and tell the investor something different.

I have never known an asset management firm attempt this, simple though it is conceptually. The March report could cover lessons learned over the three months and explain how the asset manager will amend its strategy, looking forward to the coming quarter. This might involve introducing more information from the Research department of the fund manager.

 

Changing the narrative

This kind of variation would achieve two outcomes. First, it does more to engage the interest of the investor and second, it would begin to address the question of what is of interest to the client – by changing the narrative.

If investors are reading exactly the same format of report every single month of the year, year in year out, will they ultimately reach the point where they look at the document and think: ‘Well, this looks just the same as the last one so I’m only going to skim it this month’ – and the 25 pages that were so carefully constructed by the Client Reporting team are effectively almost wasted.

In the context of fund factsheets, this variation is less important because a factsheet is a sales support tool for the intermediary or broker and therefore has less impact in that environment. In a client reporting context, however, whether you are reporting to an institution or a wealth manager, it is far more pertinent to introduce a change of approach.

 

Customisation as standard

Asset managers are often asked to explain why they can’t or why they shouldn’t issue custom reports – and often the reason lies in the amount of money the institution has entrusted to the asset management firm. An institution investing only £10 million will generally not have the same options available for the customisation of reports as the institution investing £10 billion. My response to this is that the asset manager has no excuse for denying the smaller investor a heavily customised report.

If an asset manager is working with a reputable vendor that offers a modern, automated reporting system, there is no reason why the smaller client should not be given the same degree of focused content or variability. Yes, there is a limited period of ‘pain’ in setting up the process, but once it is established, with the kind of flexibility that reporting systems have today, deep customisation can become the standard. For example, in one quarter the emphasis requested by the investor may be on Emerging Markets, while in the next quarter it may be on ESG. With a feature-rich solution, that should not be a challenge.

Technology should never be the inhibitor – it should always be an enabler. Your ability to engage with your investor is the bigger inhibitor – so change the narrative.

 

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