Blockchain Observations

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer

BlackRock spot Bitcoin ETF application: a rocky way towards approval

BlackRock, the world largest asset manager, last June has applied at the SEC for a spot Bitcoin ETF for its American clients. According to Blackrock there is still large interest of their clients to h...

31 Aug 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain and Web3.0: A great Marriage

An interesting occurrence that is getting growing attention is the gradual shift towards the third phase in the internet’s development journey, named Web3.0. Web3.0 is the next evolution of the intern...

31 Jul 2023
Joris Lochy

Is centralization inevitable when making DeFi available to the masses?

In recent years, I have delved into the domains of DeFi (decentralized finance), Web3, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies, building a solid understanding (although far from being an expert) of their und...

31 Jul 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Swift blockchain interoperability experimentation

Early June SWIFT, the largest interbank messaging system in the world, announced it would conduct experiments in collaboration with a number of financial institutions to test for blockchain interoper...

03 Jul 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

The digital euro project: we are not there yet!

Two years ago I wrote a blog about the plans of the European Central Bank (ECB) to introduce a digital euro. In that year the ECB decided to set up the Digital Euro project and started with the tech

29 May 2023
Karen Shidlo

The future of e-banking lies in DeFi solutions

Traditional financial legacy systems can be outdated in some ways, particularly in terms of their technology infrastructure and ability to adapt to changing customer needs and market trends. These sy...

28 Apr 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

The Ethereum 2.0 Journey: From Beacon to Eternity

Last year September Ethereum blockchain entered a new phase in its Ethereum 2.0 journey. After launched the Beacon Chain in December 2020, a parallel blockchain which acts as consensus engine that run...

30 Mar 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Sarafu: crypto currency for rural communities

Recently I read a very interesting and stimulating article in a Dutch newspaper. It was about the Community Currency named Sarafu that is used in Kenya’s rural communities thereby trying to solve the ...

27 Feb 2023
Amey Prabhu

Trade Finance on Blockchain - My Observations

Back in 2016, I was fortunate to be part of the team chosen for a week-long workshop/training on Blockchain. We were introduced to the basics, formed teams and built some use cases to understand how i...

13 Feb 2023
Conor Svensson

J.P. Morgan's long term bet on blockchain

For many, the ups and downs of cryptocurrencies have had too significant a bearing on their perception of the technology powering this nascent asset class — DLT and blockchain technology. For those of...

12 Jan 2023

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