Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 24th March.

What type of CBDC is best? Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. As noted here many times, Central Banks (with the exception of China) don’t know what type of coin to build, in terms of privacy, use case or how centralized v distributed it should be.  In […]

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Part 4 = What will be impact on broader crypto ecosystem of Coinbase IPO/DPO?

The crypto bull market is in full swing, so it is no surprise that Coinbase is doing well and on track for a big public listing. In this post we look at the implications of this IPO (actually a DPO = Direct Public Offering) on the crypto ecosystem. – the Coinbase DPO will Accelerate the […]

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What went wrong at Greensill Capital?

Greensill Capital (a UK based supply chain finance company founded in 2011) filed for insolvency protection on March 8, 2021, having raised over $2 billion in capital. Supply Chain Finance is a wonky subject. If you talk about it at a cocktail party people look over your shoulder to find somebody more interesting to talk […]

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Coinbase’s IPO is a Bitcoin IPO

Coinbase began in 2012 when former Airbnb engineer, Brian Armstrong, and Goldman Sachs trader, Fred Ehrsam joined forces to establish an exchange that would make investing and trading in cryptocurrencies more straightforward and fair. A month ago, Coinbase publicly filed the paperwork to list its stock on the NASDAQ exchange. Now, Coinbase has postponed its anticipated […]

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This Week in Fintech ending 19th March 2021

This week 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 and Weekly Columnist at Daily Fintech) @iliashatzis […]

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XBRL News regarding data amplification with a view to being digitally sustainable from the start, even for banks

Here is our pick of the 3 most important XBRL news stories from the last week.  1 Data Amplified virtual Hear from leaders in digital reporting as digitisation accelerates around the world. Discover new standards, new techniques and best practices to take control of business reporting. Bridge lockdown and make new connections with peers that will drive […]

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The Changes Underway in the Flood Insurance Market

Flooding is the number-one natural peril in certain advanced markets, superseding wildfire and storm. Millions of properties are at substantial risk – and frequency and severity of floods on the rise. Still, gap in flood insurance is inordinately high, with <5% of exposed single-family homeowners in US having coverage. Globally since 1980, flooding accounted for […]

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Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 17th March.

Stablecoin growth is the big story! Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week a research report by The Block gives a very good status update on how much has been achieved in the stablecoin space. “Stablecoins: Bridging the Network Gap Between Traditional Money and Digital Value” […]

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Watch out Wall Street, Capital Markets disruption is coming

Wall Street is good at managing through disruption as it is a dynamic, competitive ecosystem not a group think hierarchy. There will be some Wall Street firms that seize the opportunities from disruption, while other firms suffer a Blockbuster/Kodak type fate. Some Wall Street firms are coopting Direct Listings and we can expect some Wall […]

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