Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) came back into the news in 2021, generally falling into two categories: blockchain projects generally centered around the issuance of Ethereum-based tokens, and blockchain-powered crowdfunding ventures for investors. To say that DAOs got off to a rocky start would be something of an understatement. The original DAO, formed in … [Read more...] about DAOs: The Next Blockchain Frontier?
As digital assets continue to become more and more mainstream, what role they’ll play as they move beyond a token for professional traders to something more widespread and ubiquitous remains a primary question. To some extent, there are no clear answers – yet. A lot depends on the moves that government organizations and banks make moving forward, and the answers they come up … [Read more...] about Can Digital Assets Really Disrupt Payments?
It was a crypto week. I didn't think it would but that's mostly what I worked with this week. The week started with conversations about inflation, mostly on how to talk about it lest our communications make it worst. It's too late for that with so much news showing the highest measure of this or that inflationary measure in this or that number of decades. Bitcoin hit a … [Read more...] about Crypto Rules
Could stablecoin be an idea whose time has arrived? The industry remains niche in terms of overall value, but as more competitors test the ground to enter the field - including large central banks in some countries like Sweden - the conversation has rapidly developed into what could be suggested to be an inevitability. Stablecoins - in this case, cryptocurrency tied directly … [Read more...] about Stablecoin: A Faster Future?
The following is a guest post from Richard Gendal Brown, Chief Technology Officer at R3, an enterprise blockchain firm. In keeping with our focus on the adoption of digital assets by mainstream regulated markets, Brown argues: "While the utopian ideal of full decentralisation is unrealistic for financial markets, integration with and adoption of the good parts can be utilised, … [Read more...] about The Convergence of CeFi and DeFi: The Banks’ Big Opportunity
There's a lot of investment money sloshing around the economy these days, and a record amount is flowing into FinTech projects this year. Most of the data and investment research firms, as well as the FinTech investment banks, suggest that FinTech is well on its way to a record investment year. Some $34 billion flowed into FinTech in Q2, a quarterly record, according to CB … [Read more...] about 2021 FinTech Funding So Far Beats 2020