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 TradFi: from disruption to transformation

14 Apr 2024

Blockchain has longtime been looked at as a disruptive technology for the traditional financial (TradFi) industry. But that idea is fundamentally changing. TradFi institutions are increasingly realizing the importance of distributed ledger technology and blockchain’s opportunities. They are more and more prepared to use this innovative technology f...

Blockchain Observations

The launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs: two months later

07 Mar 2024

Spot bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have been launched in the US on 10 January. We are now two months later. They have attracted an unexpected high number of investors, breaking records in terms of inflows and trading volumes. With the Bitcoin reaching a record high of $69.000 early March. The introduction of spot Bitcoin ETFs and the bullis...

Blockchain Observations

EBA AML/CFT Guidelines to crypto asset service providers (CASPs)

29 Jan 2024

The European Banking Authority (EBA) recently came with updated Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT) guidelines. These are extended to encompass all crypto-asset services providers (CASPs and are aimed to prevent the abuse of fund and crypto-asset transfers for money laundering and terrorist financing purposes. To addr...

Blockchain Observations

Real world asset tokenization: breakthrough in 2024

31 Dec 2023

Since its introduction back in 2017, digital-asset tokenization has not yet taken off in a meaningful way, limited to just stable coins and NFTs. This is however fundamentally changing. Tokenization, the process of transforming real world assets (RWA) into digital tokens on a blockchain network, is gaining momentum and has attracted considerable in...