Weekly Analysis & Opinion Highlights – 22 March 2021

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This analysis article focuses on the opinions and insights from fintech industry experts. On latest news, we explore the surge in digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the global crisis caused by Credit-Rating Agencies, customer service delivered by digital banking, and the perk of thinking beyond ESGs for startups and VC sectors. Enjoy the […]

Member Spotlight: Blockdata

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From humble beginnings as friends catching up to discuss blockchain over a beer, the guys behind Blockdata invited us to their new offices in Amsterdam to showcase their recently launched web application. Frustrated with the difficulty of separating the hype from legitimately promising uses of blockchain, they set out to simplify blockchain research. Founded on […]

Blockchain mavens discuss adoption trends for 2019

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Amsterdam-based blockchain experts at Maven 11 Capital have forecast the year to come for DLT, as they cast aside cryptocurrency price fluctuations to uncover the 5 top developments expected to pervade the industry in 2019.  Citing unscalable technology and complex interfaces as current barriers to mass adoption, the mavens expect 2019 to herald in an […]

Research At A Glance: Week 45

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European Payment Industry White Paper 2018 by Intrum  This paper looks at payment behaviour across Europe amongst businesses, including a sector analysis and country data. The report focuses on the impact of late payments on economies. G20 Digital Identity Onboarding by World Bank group  This report looks at how digital ID systems can play a […]

CryptoCrunch now Maven 11 Capital

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The company was founded in 2015 and is one of the first officially registered investment firms in Europe to make investments in blockchain. The name-change went into effect on 1 November 2018.   Maven 11 Capital says that the move was “a logical step” in their journey. The name comes from the fact that “maven” […]

Research At A Glance: Week 42

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A journey through the FCA regulatory sandbox By Deliotte The FCA’s sandbox was built for firms to test innovative products. Deloitte spoke to firms that are participating or have participated in the sandbox about their experiences in the journey. The majority of those spoken to said their journey through the sandbox delivered tangible value. The […]

Week 33: Research at a Glance

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Stockholm Fintech Report 2018 By Stockholm School of Economics Giving an overview of the strong Stockholm fintech scene, this report details consumer awareness of fintech, fintech players, investments, fintech talent, global comparisons, trends, and crowdfunding. Blockchain Innovation in Europe By EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum This report gives an introduction to what blockchain is, examines […]

South African Reserve Bank, Dutch Central Bank release results on DLT trials

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has released a report detailing the successes of its ‘Project Khokha’, an extensive trial of distributed ledger technology involving seven banks over a period of three months. Absa, Standard Bank, Capitec, Discovery Bank, FirstRand, Investec and Nedbank – were involved in a proof-of-concept test that used Quorum, an “enterprise-focused” version of Ethereum, […]

Week 21: Research in a Glance

Breaking down the Blockchain by PYMTNS An e-book compilation of expert, stakeholder and industry veteran opinions on the true utility of blockchain and its disruptive potential in business applications. Trends in innovation, diversity and inclusion by Anthemis Group Drawing from the survey results of senior executives, the report is an overview of innovation, diversity and […]

BoE and Norges Bank release seminal papers on Central Bank Digital Currencies

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The Bank of England (BoE) and Norges Bank have each released a seminal paper on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), hoping to further discussion on the feasibility of digital currencies within the central banking system. Aware of the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies, central banks around the world have been considering the merits of adopting a […]