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

Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Senior 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 Technology Challenges: new third-generation solutions

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Notwithstanding the various benefits of blockchain technology, there are still a number of big challenges to overcome before mass adoption can be realised. These range from low scalability to lack of regulation and limited number of qualified people. In some of my previous blocks I already went into more detail into these challenges and possible s...

Blockchain Observations

Bitcoin and Regulation: Towards a Balanced and Coordinated Approach

31 Jan 2021

Cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, are facing increased regulatory scrutiny, and that is not strange. Warnings from regulatory watchdogs all over the globe have come amid a wildly volatile ride for Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. Bitcoin prices quadrupled in 12 months’ time reaching an all-time high of more than $ 40.000 on 8 January after...

Blockchain Observations

Blockchain trends in 2021: Expect the unexpected

18 Dec 2020

The year 2020 has almost come to an end. It has been a historically tough year for many. A number of events happened that were not included nor expected in my – and many others - 2020 blockchain trends. Especially the COVID-19 pandemic that not only intensified trends that were already underway, but also generated new trends. It is a tradition to ...


Blockchain Observations

Ripple Blockchain and Payments Report 2020: from rippling to spreading out

30 Oct 2020

Ripple, the blockchain payments platform, recently launched its third annual "Blockchain in Payments Report 2020: From Adoption to Growth”. The survey that was conducted in the August-September period this year amongst 854 respondents from payment services providers in 22 countries gives us some interesting and positive insights in the global...