DeFi has unleashed a wave of innovation, offering exciting opportunities and the potential to create a truly open, transparent, and immutable financial infrastructure.
Facebook recently announced a “blockchain powered currency” called Libra which appears to be a potentially game changing development in payments. Although there is scepticism and uncertainty, Facebook’s Libra initiative is something to be encouraged and applauded. With the caveat that FB needs to be watched very carefully as it has over the years proclaimed in its various mission statements that it wants to “move fast, break things, build things and add stable infrastructure”.
Europe’s alternative finance market has exploded over the last 5 years, now worth an estimated €7.7bn according to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The UK alone has grown by… read more →
In recent years, the trade finance landscape has seen immense change, driven by a multitude of factors, including policy, consumers, technology and protectionism. A few years ago we were debating… read more →
I had the pleasure of interviewing Veronica Mihai Das, founding partner and Head of Investor Relations at Bloomwater Capital, a BVI (British Virgin Islands) regulated & registered Crypto-Hedge fund offering… read more →
I had the pleasure of interviewing Quan Le, CEO of Binkabi, who is developing not just one but 2 world’s firsts: a blockchain-based commodity exchange and a cross-border commodity marketplace… read more →
The “bitcoin mania” – referring to the tulip mania of the seventeenth century – has lost its momentum. However, what should really be looked at is the technology behind the… read more →
A few new technologies are now being leveraged by retail and high street banks in an attempt to maintain reduce operational costs, ensure security when trading, and facilitate the use… read more →
Currency markets and currency conversions are often complicated, but by understanding the basics, looking at bank forecasts and looking at how exchange rates can affect a businesses bottom line is… read more →
While Bitcoin was the first, there are currently more than 3,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation. However, there are just a handful that have real value and liquidity; many can be discounted… read more →