Are Security Tokens now called Stock Tokens and are they like like an ADR on a legacy exchange?

Nerdy headlines like that will get me a stern lecture from our CMO about the need to generate more page views from clickbait. In what seems like an eon ago (on 3rd March 2021), I wrote in 4-parter on Coinbase “IPO” – Part 1 = 5 Reasons Why It Matters “The Coinbase “IPO” (actually a […]

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This crypto-in a-suit bull market will NOT end like the two previous bull markets.

We are in the crypto-in a-suit bull market, epitomised by Coinbase going public and joining the Fintech 50 Index last week. A suit is the uniform of corporate life but we are not defined by our uniform. Years ago, during a crypto bear market I was at a conference of legacy finance folks. I was […]

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Are crypto startups less risky now?

While the crypto industry is still in its infancy, lately it’s been seeing a lot of growth. Venture capital funding in crypto and blockchain startups is expected to break new records in 2021. The results for the first quarter of this year has been impressive, regardless on your source of data. Research from CB Insights […]

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This Week in Fintech ending 16 April 2021

This week, the week Coinbase went public, our experts brought you the following insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives. Monday Ilias Hatzis our Greece-based crypto entrepreneur (Founder & CEO at Kryptonio, a “keyless” non-custodial bitcoin and cryptocurrency wallet, that lets users manage bitcoin and crypto without private keys or passwords.) @iliashatzis wrote […]

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Alt Lending Week Ended 16th April 2021

  Uncertain future for the Euro Interesting piece in the right wing flagship magazine Spectator. Ross Clark makes the valid point that the glacially slow roll out of COVID vaccinations in mainland Europe are forcing some major European economies to shutdown again when this is exactly what they had hoped to avoid. This is exacerbating […]

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XBRL News from Russia, the USA and Europe

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories from the last week.  1 XBRL-отчетность: затяжной прыжок “The timely transition of financial market participants to an electronic format of reporting data based on XBRL specifications is of strategic importance for increasing competitiveness in the global market of both individual industries and the […]

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Taking stock of emerging risks in the digital landscape

The contours of risk are changing, becoming more connected and interdependent. There are several examples, but an apt one is the current pandemic that exemplifies how risks are becoming global, complex and difficult to address. Recent research reveals that 73% of general public and 83% of risk experts believe that populations world over are more […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 14th April.

How do you engineer a Stablecoin? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. First from the crazy and wild world of DeFi we got some lessons on how not to do it.  The most important data point is this: Fei was built to maintain a 1:1 peg with […]

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4-part series on Digital Identity. Part 2 = The bank says this is about CYA, KYC, KYT and CAC/LTV.

Starting with the rude stuff, CYA = Cover Your Ass. Clean part of headline: KYC = Know Your Customer, KYT = Know Your Transaction, CAC = Customer Acquisition Cost, LTV = Life Time Value. Read on, all will be revealed. For banks this is CYA because they need enough legal cover to minimise fines when […]

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