How to profit from the now likely failure of Facebook Libra. 

Move fast and break Facebook. It will soon be conventional wisdom that Facebook Libra will fail and you only make money before the herd catches on. In this article, Daily Fintech Subscribers learn why Facebook Libra will likely fail and who/what will win if Facebook Libra fails and how to profit from that.  Bernard Lunn […]

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Is it time to Decentralize the World?

Is the current state of blockchain development ready to attract a large number of users? For the technology to become mainstream, it needs to be applied in ways that people actually find useful and provide a much better experience than what is already available. Can social media be crypto’s killer app? Decentralized and decentralizing technologies are […]

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Tokenized Venture Capital

Tokenization has the power to impact the entire VC industry, from the way venture capital is raised, to the way it is invested in startups and projects. In an interview by David Sacks, the former PayPal COO, said: “I think Limited Partner interests are likely to be tokenized, along with most other illiquid assets. Eventually, […]

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Corda powered SWIFT GPI Link could be a game-changer in global trade finance

In September, SWIFT – the inter-bank messaging firm, announced the successful proof of concept (PoC) of the “GPI Link” platform in collaboration with R3. The SWIFT Global Payments Innovation (GPI) platform has previously trialled Hyperledger without much luck.  However, with R3’s growing network of corporates, the pilot seems to have gone better. The pilot also […]

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Bitcoin could be America’s greatest weapon

Ilias Louis Hatzis is the Founder & CEO at Mercato Blockchain Corporation AG and Weekly Columnist at Daily Fintech. Some governments feel that Libra poses a threat to cross-border payments, monetary policy and even financial sovereignty. China certainly feels that way. Facebook’s plan to launch its own cryptocurrency has pushed the Chinese central bank to step up […]

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Two live Blockchain use cases in Mutual Funds administration and four pilots

In Blockchain world everybody wants to be `the World`s first`. The term started being a must in white papers, now it is all over social media, with announcements about The World`s first tokenized equity The World`s first STO The World`s first regulated Crypto bank The World`s first Initial Wallet Offering The World`s first Regulated ATS […]

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DeFi will eat traditional finance and dramatically expand the global lending market

  In Assyria and Sumeria, merchants made grain loans to farmers and traders that carried goods between cities. In ancient Greece and during the Roman Empire lenders that were based in temples made loans. Before banks ever existed, loans were peer-to-peer and people used to trust each other without the involvement of intermediates. Banks solved the loan […]

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Humans have harmed Earth. Can Blockchain save it?

One of the greatest technological advances known to mankind is the invention of electricity. Today, just about everything we do requires electricity. But, producing the electricity that helps us live better lives, can be disastrous for the environment. Most of our electricity is generated from non-renewable sources that pollute our air and water. As the […]

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Do we need Stable Coins?

TLDR. While most consider cryptocurrencies an investment asset class, we should not forget that the original purpose of decentralized digital currencies was to be used as currencies. Volatility has been the biggest obstacle for cryptocurrency payments. The use of cryptocurrencies as a payment method has been slow, but over time it has been gaining substantial momentum. […]

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Every Bank wants to be a Bitcoiner. Do we need Central Bank Digital Currencies?

  TLDR. Bitcoin’s price rebound and the advent of Libra so far this year, has caused many to reconsider and some even to change sides. Debates about Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) are now gathering great attention worldwide. Central banks may have to issue their own digital currencies sooner than expected. A number of central banks, including the People […]

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