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Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Some blockchain predictions for 2019

2018 was a challenging year for the blockchain world. Not all my predictions were realised. But what is sure is: the hype is over. The adoption of this technology by the industry was less outspoken th...

27 Dec 2018
Blockchain Observations
Enrico Camerinelli

Blockchain in Procurement

Request for Proposal, Purchase Order, Sales Order, Advanced Shipping Notice, Bill of Lading. In blockchain a simple token is enough.

27 Dec 2018
Blockchain Observations
Richard Miller

Christmas Books: For the Entrepreneur in your life

For most people starting their own business is pretty daunting. Luckily bookstores are awash with books to guide, advise and stop you making mistakes along the way. In some ways there is too much choi...

24 Dec 2018
Fintech innovation and startups
Sam Goffman

You might have missed it: another Bitcoin funeral and a 100 billion USD market

BitPay CEO Stephen Peir believes that the cost of digital money will increase significantly after it is actively used, the world's youngest cryptomillionaire ErikFinman wrote the “obituary” of Bitcoin...

19 Dec 2018
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain and the aviation industry: fasten seatbelts for take off

My wife and I recently returned from our trip through South Africa and Namibia. It was great again. All went very well except our flight back to Amsterdam. That was cancelled because of fleet shortage...

18 Dec 2018
Blockchain Observations
Romal Almazo


This time last year, Bitcoin was nearing its zenith of becoming the biggest asset bubble in history. Driven by irrational investor exuberance and a fear of missing out (commonly referred to as 'FOMO')...

16 Dec 2018
Digital Asset Class (DAC)
Sam Goffman

Security Token Offering: analysis, problems and prospects

Considering the increasingly strict approach of regulators to tokens and cryptocurrencies in recent years, attracting investments through Security Token Offering (STO) is the next logical step for the...

13 Dec 2018
Trends in Financial Services
Neil Crammond


Blockchain has managed to survive 2018 and one cannot help wondering if regulators could of helped establish more confidence in this new currency provider ? Initial coin offerings (ICO) were hurrie...

10 Dec 2018
Blockchain Observations
Samee Zafar


Ban them? Block them? Back them? Governments and central bankers have long been exercised by the disruptive nonsense of cryptocurrencies. Some countries are actively experimenting with cryptocurrenci...

06 Dec 2018
Sam Goffman

The worst month for Bitcoin in seven years and ICO problems

On Saturday, December 1, the cost of Bitcoin rose to the level of $4,300. Then it dropped again: today, December 5, the cryptocurrency is trading at $ 3,850. Last weekend, several events occurred at o...

05 Dec 2018
Financial Services Regulation
Daniel Szmukler

RegTech, DLT and the evolution of smart payments

European financial institutions are facing an ever-evolving set of regulations aimed at maintaining stability, competition, and innovation in the digital economy. As a result, regulatory compliance in...

04 Dec 2018
Shaun Thomas

Is the end of CryptoExchanges and ICO's amongst us?

With the rise of cryptocurrencies and ALT coins, fuelled by the retail madness of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s) in late 2016 and all of 2017, we have seen an increase in the number of trading exchan

04 Dec 2018
Blockchain Observations