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Ian Bessarabia

Ian Bessarabia

CEO at On the Edge, Blox for Business
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Bio Ian is the founder of On the Edge Blox for Business; a consultancy practise specialising in the trends emerging in the world of work that will alter how businesses position themselves in the future.


Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services

The adoption of innovative technology amidst existing operational silos

29 Apr 2021

The digitalisation of capital markets is happening. The push to digitalisation is a result both of client pressure and internal demand. Digitalisation is not an end itself, but rather a means to a more efficient flow of actionable data. Impediments to achieving the shift to the desired digitalisation state are highlighted by existing operational si...

Cryptocurrency Insights

Is the investment worth the risk?

08 Apr 2021

In January 2021, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) issued a draft declaration intended to give partial effect to some of the recommendations contained in the 2020 Position Paper by declaring crypto-assets a financial product under the FAIS Act. The declaration would affect that any person furnishing advice or rendering intermediary se...