Is Bitcoin driving DeFi or is it the other way around?

A few days ago I read that the number of tokenized Bitcoins on Ethereum skyrocketed this month, reaching 107,000, estimated to be worth $1.15 billion. Tokenized Bitcoins, let people use BTC on the Ethereum network, instead of ETH, to issue loans or earn interest. While Wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC) is the most important tokenized Bitcoin project […]

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This Week in Fintech ending 25 September 2020

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3 corner fight between Security Tokens, NASDAQ/NYSE and Regional Exchanges

“Going public” used to mean only one venue decision  – NASDAQ or NYSE? Everything else was denigrated as a “regional exchange”. In the past that tended to mean a lower valuation, as you were restricted to only local investors. Or you needed sophisticated investors using tools that could normalise valuations into a single reference currency. That […]

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Alt Lending news for week ending 25th September 2020

This post is by Howard Tolman, posted in my name due to a tech snafu. Let Zombie companies go and support start-ups Why this matters: This is yet another example of financial commentators strongly advising the government that companies that cannot support themselves and are only still in business because of ultra low interest rates […]

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XBRL News: value add, LEI + ESEF = trust, financial executives’ radar

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories this week. 1 Discovering the added value of XBRL Professor Monika Kovarova-Simecek, Academic Director Economic and Financial Communications at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, recently shared her thoughts on XBRL’s role in the digital transformation of financial reporting. Everybody talks about […]

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A Bustling Market and Its Many Crusaders

Virtual conferences in insurance have become regular fare this year. In tune with flavors of the season, conference hosts have been excelling in lining up a distinguished cast of speakers. In the past week, I was privy to two well attended conferences, which were remarkable in the choice of stakeholder group representation. Along with incumbent […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 23rd September.

What is the optimal method of stablecoin delivery? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. Last week the question seemed to be who should be first?  This week it has moved on to how?  Should it be a two tier distribution model, all public sector lead or largely […]

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Interview with Helie d’Hautefort about adoption trends for CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) in Switzerland and globally.

Inspired by Ilias’s post entitled Switzerland Is Calling, I spoke with Helie d’Hautefort, Founder of  Reserve Currency Solutions, about the possibility of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in Switzerland and likely adoption trends for CBDC. Central Bank Digital Currencies sit at the intersection of Legacy Finance and Cryptocurrencies. In that guise they get little […]

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Stripe: The developer-first payment unicorn

Efi Pylarinou is the founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory and a Fintech/Blockchain influencer – No.3 influencer in the finance sector by Refinitiv Global Social Media 2019.  Stripe is one of the most well-funded private Fintechs. With a $36billion unicorn valuation in a sector that is in growth mode, it seems unstoppable. Global e-commerce is currently estimated to be a $4trillion sector with huge upside potential, as it currently […]

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The State of Defi: Is it the future of finance or just another bubble?

There’s no doubt that there has been a lot of innovation and opportunity in the DeFi ecosystem. In the three months since the launch of COMP, the growth in the space has been phenomenal. We’ve seen an endless stream of farms, forks, crashes and heists. There has been a yield-farming frenzy, with often funny sounding […]

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