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From the CFTC to ‘CryptoDad’

Blockchain
28/10/2021

5 years ago at a conference like this week’s 2021 ISDA North America Conference, topics like High-Frequency Trading and the Dodd Frank Act would have headlined. This year, ‘CryptoDad’ was discussed in an interview betwe...

From CypherPunks to DeFi

Blockchain
10/06/2021

Last week, Nick Szabo spoke at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on ‘The History of Money’. In his speech, Szabo identified the fundamental problems that he sees with the ‘fiat regime’ which he claims Bitcoin can fix...

How GoodDollar is using UBI to create a Parallel Economy

Blockchain
31/05/2021

The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is far from new. It is now over five hundred years since Sir Thomas More quipped in Utopia (1516) that ‘no penalty on earth will stop people from stealing, if it is their only...

#DeFi, Dapps and DEX – the new world of the Stablecoin YOU need to know about

Blockchain
20/10/2020

Try this and see how you get on: 1 Stablecoin = $1 and is backed by cryptocurrency collateral and is “overcollateralized” and covers for ETH volatility, oh and it is all built on Ethereum. Listed on a DEX and operating...

Talking about Israeli Fintech Innovation with Equitech

Blockchain
12/08/2020

Israel punches above its' weight when it comes to the global Fintech economy, FinTech-Aviv is one of the largest Fintech communities globally with over 8,000 members including entrepreneurs, regulators, local financial...

Sequoia’s Saplings, Robinhood and the rise of the Crypto Hedge Fund

Blockchain
04/08/2020

In October 2019 the legend that is Don Valentine passed away in California. His first steps into Venture Capital were back in 1974 when he started working with Atari and Apple, one of which will be very familiar with al...

Talking Luxury Goods and Blockchain with Surge from Italy #DisruptionChat

Blockchain
23/07/2020

Every now and again it's good to step out of our Comfort Zone and look at other use cases for disruptive technologies like Blockchain. Especially with travel routes, airport shopping and the High Street reopening....

SEC vs Telegram: The Battle for decentralization, balance and equality in the world

Blockchain
09/07/2020

On May 12th Pavel Durov, the 35-year-old founder and majority owner of Telegram sometimes referred to as the Russian Mark Zuckerberg, announced on his channel on Telegram that TON was being shut down. He wrote on his ch...

Switzerland : A Safe Haven Jurisdiction Twice Over

Blockchain
25/03/2020

Well known for being a safe haven jurisdiction during times of global crisis and economic contractions, Switzerland is having its moment in the spotlight. This was demonstrated clearly when the Financial Times report...

Fintech Is a Mindset – Gemini’s Julian Sawyer

Blockchain
13/02/2020

Fintech is becoming more of a crossing of emerging technologies, with machine learning, blockchain and digital banking often being utilized by the same organization. Julian Sawyer is an expert well-placed to give hi...

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