SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emerita Capital Indices, in collaboration with EQM Indexes LLC, released a new White Paper titled “The Investment Case for Blockchain.” Since the launch of the EQM-Emerita Blockchain BLOK 50 Global Index on December 29, 2017, there has been a shift in blockchain technology from experimental to robust, real-world, enterprise solutions. The white paper explores the renewed growth opportunity for blockchain, driven by new applications based on tokenization, stable coins, and smart contracts.
As Emerita Capital Indices founder and crypto investor Gabriel Rojo explains, “The recent meteoric rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency has helped kindle investor interest in blockchain, as the technology infrastructure behind digital currency. But blockchain has developed as a technology and investment opportunity in its own right.”
Emerita Capital Indices and EQM Indexes co-developed an index to track the combined performance of the 50 leading public companies in the blockchain ecosystem. In order to be eligible for inclusion in the index, companies must derive revenue from and/or are investing in blockchain technology, blockchain companies, or blockchain-enabled applications. These companies are at the forefront of R&D, testing and implementation of blockchain technology, and/or are partnering with or directly investing in blockchain companies and/or profiting from blockchain-based applications such as cryptocurrency mining. The blockchain is a decentralized ledger shared across users that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets across a business network. This foundational technology is expected to pave the way for significant disruptions across many industries.
The EQM-Emerita Blockchain BLOK 50 Global Index was one of the first to offer exposure to the leading companies engaged in advancing blockchain-based technology. Since its inception on 12/29/2017, the Index is up 82.8% (as of 11/30/2020). EQM Indexes and Emerita Capital Indices serve together as a strategic research provider for the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK). Click here for more information about the index at www.emeritacapital.com and www.eqmindexes.com.
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Emerita Capital Indices
Emerita Capital Indices, Inc. is an independent research firm focused on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, composed of computer scientists, engineers, and financial experts. Emerita delivers world class research and analysis that evaluates the impact of these technologies on economics, business models, and human interactions. Organizations that do not embrace disruptive change will be at a disadvantage in the future. Emerita Capital’s mission is to provide a framework through which 21st century investors can understand and adapt to the transformational technologies that have the potential to upend society as we know it in the years to come.
EQM Indexes LLC is a woman-owned firm dedicated to creating and supporting innovative indexes that track growth industries and emerging investment themes. Co-founded by Jane Edmondson, a former Institutional Portfolio Manager with nearly 30 years in the investment industry, our index design expertise spans a wide range of asset classes and financial instruments. We partner with issuers and work jointly with other index firms to provide benchmarks for Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) such as Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), and other similar products. EQM Indexes LLC also assists firms on a fee basis to design and implement their index ideas.