Introducing the basics

What are Digital Assets?

Breaking down digital assets into three main categories: Cryptocurrencies, Tokenized Money, and Tokenized Assets.

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Guest Speaker:Alex Thorn, Head of Firmwide ResearchChristine Kim, Vice President, ResearchSteve Kurz, Global Head of Asset Management

In Summary

A quick summary of the topics discussed in this lecture.


Blockchains are the underlying technology solutions that enable digital assets.


We differentiate three main digital asset categories: Cryptocurrencies, Tokenized Money, and Tokenized Assets.


Digital assets are stored and recorded on a blockchain ledger.


A ledger entry has a public and private key associated with it. The keys that give you access to it are stored in a wallet.


Securing your private key is critical. You can utilize a non-custodial wallet or a custodial wallet by a trusted third party.


There are various blockchain layers that allow a blockchain to scale and offer different functional applications and use cases for digital assets.

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