Traders prepare to pursue recovery for millions in losses caused by Binance


On May 19th of this year, Binance’s platform suffered major technical flaws that caused millions of dollars in losses. As the markets began to tumble in response to the Chinese regulators tightening restrictions on cryp...

Is an NFA better than an NFT?


Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have become a recurring topic of conversation in the crypto space. Some incredible amounts of money have been invested in NFTs, including a recent $69 million purchase for digital artist Beepl...

El Salvador’s bitcoin adoption raises spectre of totalitarianism


El Salvador’s adoption of bitcoin as legal tender bears the hallmarks of totalitarianism rather than financial inclusion, says Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Leg...

The Payment Revolution in the Age of Crypto


Blockchain, AI, IoT, are permeating their way into our lives, and the older, traditional models and technologies are utilizing them to stay ahead of the innovation curve presented by FinTechs. The age of technology has...

How is DeFi eating traditional finance?


As a result of the substantial growth we have seen in the crypto and DeFi industries over the last year, traditional finance firms such as major banks and hedge funds are seeking greater exposure to the DeFi space. With...

DeFi’s Oracle Problem, with ChainLinkGod


While most commentators are still trying to get to grips with what Decentralised Finance (DeFi) actually means and how the mechanism works, others have been busy with other projects. One of these projects, is how, at it...

Why is Citi embracing Crypto?


It was only recently that we covered a story about Citi’s ‘At the Tipping Point’ report on bitcoin. Financial institutions like BNY Mellon were already getting involved in cryptocurrencies back then. However, today we w...

From CypherPunks to DeFi


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...

The Crypto Diary of a Hodler


The #DisruptionBanking Editorial team submit an entirely fictional account of Jon, the #Bitcoin Hodler. January 2021 Jon had been watching CryptosRUs on YouTube again. He had spent hours following what users had b...

Bank of England publishes Discussion Paper on New Forms of Digital Money


Since April 2020, when the Chinese central bank announced the introduction of the digital yuan, there has been much debate surrounding the concept of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). In the United Kingdom, there...

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