Iceblock: Supporting Asset Managers
Interview by Cryptonews of Alexis Abric, CEO and co-founded Iceblock, a startup offering a turnkey cryptocurrency investment solution for asset managers. The company has recently obtained its registration as a Digital Asset Service Provider (Psan), a coveted certification issued by the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF).
Iceblock is PSAN
Iceblock is now a registered digital asset service provider in France We are pleased to announce that Iceblock has obtained registration as a Digital Asset Service Provider (PSAN) with the Financial Markets Authority (AMF), with the agreement of the Prudential Control and Resolution Authority (ACPR).
NFTs are driving the second bullish wave of 2021. Blockchain's ability to create unique digital units capable of supporting multiple characteristics, from the color of a work of art to the right to collect of a rent of a tokenized real estate, finally knew how to attract the attention of the public.
Decentralized finance was one of the triggering events of the bull cycle in 2021. Its beginnings appeared in early 2020, it then took several months for this enthusiasm to translate into a rationalization of the value offer and a real capitalization of this sector.
Investing in bear market
Like any market, the cryptocurrency market follows cycles of growth and correction. Since 2011, the evolution of this market has been driven by the proliferation of blockchain use cases, and a fortiori, crypto-currencies. It is essential to understand the impact of technology and its stage of development, to analyze the different cycles of the cryptocurrency market.
The protocols that allow the creation of decentralized applications are based on the use of smart contracts. This sector uses the level of security offered by blockchain technology to enable the execution of contracts, autonomously, transparently and automatically. Here, conditions are recorded within a computer code, which once fulfilled, lead to the automatic execution of the underlying contract.
Blockchain and payment
As mentioned earlier, the payment sector has been the “killer app” of the blockchain. Bitcoin, the first application of this technology, is the cryptocurrency that has carried the market since its creation in 2009.With a valuation of around one trillion dollars, it rubs shoulders with companies like Meta (Facebook) and Tesla.
Proof of work
Blockchain technology is based on the use of consensus mechanisms. These mechanisms are intended to verify and secure the authenticity of the data in order to eliminate the need for control intermediaries. Bitcoin, the first of the cryptocurrencies, was based on proof of work (or proof of work) in order to allow individuals to carry out exchanges without having to resort to a bank.
Blockchain technology allows two (or more) users to transmit data to each other and store it transparently and securely, while removing the need for a trusted intermediary or controlling body.