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Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain and Interoperability: key to mass adoption

Blockchain‘s potential for improving business processes, providing transactional transparency and security in the value chain, and reducing operational costs is obvious for many. Notwithstanding this...

06 Jul 2020
Blockchain Observations
Chris Principe

Bond-Fires of the Vanities

Bond-Fires of the Vanities, The US Government plan to save the Bond Market, Many of you may remember the 1987 Tom Wolfe book that became the 1990 movie “Bonfires of the Vanities”. The story is about...

08 Jun 2020
The Payments Business
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

How SMEs should select a BAAS platform?

In my last blog BAAS and SMEs: New Opportunities I explained what Blockchain-as-a-Service is, where it could be used for and what the benefits are for SMEs. But another question is: how should SMEs se...

30 May 2020
Blockchain Observations
Alex Axelrod

How National Digital Currencies Will Change Our Lives

As the U.S. accelerates its printing press, China is already testing the digital yuan. Given this new reality, it becomes clear that the finance world will never be the same. But why do we need digita...

15 May 2020
Cryptocurrency Insights
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain-as-a-service and SMEs: great opportunities

One of the recent promising blockchain trends is the growth of Blockchain-as-a Service (BAAS) platforms and software. This is highlighted by the recent release of the Second Annual Blockchain 50 list ...

14 May 2020
Blockchain Observations
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Stable Coins and Monetary Policy: towards more instability?

In response to a call last year October by the G20 to examine regulatory issues raised by so-called global stable coin arrangements and to advise on multilateral responses ‘as appropriate’, the Financ...

30 Apr 2020
Blockchain Observations
Saurabha Sahu

Blockchain A Thriving Solution-Healthcare

Humans are ready to spend a skyrocketing cost for their own health or even towards the near and dears. Today the Healthcare industry is plagued by exponentially rising the cost of hospitals, insuffic

27 Apr 2020
Blockchain Observations
Alex Axelrod

COVID-19 Outbreak and Crypto Market

The futuristic utopia that technological progress promises is coming ever closer at an astonishing pace, yet unseen challenges, have surfaced during the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The pandemic has manag...

08 Apr 2020
Cryptocurrency Insights
Konstantin Rabin

Why does cryptocurrency need more exchange platforms?

These are confusing times for everyone both mentally and financially. While the stock market is crashing and governments are spending trillions trying to salvage the situation caused by the coronavir...

27 Mar 2020
Cryptocurrency Insights
Barbara Matthews

Digital Dollar and Stablecoin Policy Moves Forward

Throughout the week, steady low level activity has been visible regarding digital currencies globally. It's only Tuesday, but the cross-border public policy arena has suddenly become much more welcom...

25 Mar 2020
Digital Asset Class (DAC)
Thomas Winter

Cryptocurrency firms: Do you have your house in order?

It’s no surprise that the 5th Money Laundering Directive tightened up on the cryptocurrency sector in the EU, finally catching up with the US. There has been a void in regulations in this sector which...

09 Mar 2020
Cryptocurrency Insights
Konstantin Rabin

How 2019 became the year of crypto crime

Cryptocurrencies had a great year in many respects. For the first time, large banks started collaborating with cryptocurrencies and considered the idea that this form of payment might actually be here...

03 Feb 2020
Law and Finance