Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Accolade: Blog group founder

Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Owner and Economist at MIFSA
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Bio Independent financial services advisor Career History Founder/owner of MIFSA. Worked in the financial industry as an an economist, private banker and researcher at RBS, ABN AMRO. Published many articles on new developments in the payments and securities industry. He is a regular blogger on Finextra, LinkedIn and TreasuryXL.


Blockchain Observations

Blockchain and the Music Industry: Singing the Blues again

15 Aug 2022

I am a music fan. Of all sorts, from classic, to pop, to etc. In the sixteenths I visited the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Plumpton South England. And there I saw Deep Purple for the first time. It was great. Recently I read that, notwithstanding the music industry is an incredibly big business, many artists still have a pover life. This whi...



EU crypto regulation: global cooperation or competition?

12 Jul 2022

Finally, after two years of intensive deliberations, EU legislators have reached a provisional agreement on its landmark Markets in Crypto Assets (MICA) directive, that is aimed to govern the crypto space in Europe for the years to come. The recent crypto market crash shows how highly risky and speculative crypto currencies are. It confirmed th

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Unstable stable coins: how to regulate?

07 Jun 2022

The crypto market was shocked by the sudden collapse of the third largest stablecoin TerraUSD early May. Long-time isolated from the falls in crypto coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum, stablecoins were designed to sidestep crypto volatility and supposed to remain stable across the crypto ecosystem. The significant crash of TerraUSD that lost more tha...


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Central Banks Digital Currencies: what may it bring for banks?

09 May 2022

The future of money is digital, according to a new global CBDC index from Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC). This year’s Index shows that central banks are “ramping up” activity in the digital currency space. It is estimated that more than 80% of central banks worldwide are considering launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC), which some have ...