The fuss about cryptocurrencies is still on the rise, and while governments are putting regulatory boundaries to them, some with an market-minded approach, others with a more restrictive intent, the technology which is the basis of cryptocurrency is finding more and more applications, and catching the attention of investors, institutions, and big companies. Such interest […]
Over the past decade, legislators and regulators made a lot of efforts to fight financial crimes, such as money laundering and terrorist groups financing. As a consequence, KYC and AML procedures became stricter and stricter. Different jurisdictions require different AML compliance measures, and businesses invest a lot of money in effective programs, software, staff training, […]
In order to understand what a Blockchain consultant does, we first need to clarify what Blockchain is about. We heard people talking a lot about Blockchain in the past few years, and everyone shaped their opinion about this matter. Some people are skeptical about its potential, some people think it came too early given our […]
In the last couple of years a lot of new cryptocurrencies came on stage, each one of them claiming their share of the market. Once start-ups learned how to launch an ICO, they exploited this opportunity and raised funds for their businesses. The record of funds raised through ICOs is close to 5 billion dollars […]
When investors purchase shares of a company, they are participating in an IPO (Initial Public Offering). An ICO (Initial Coin Offering) is something very similar: it is a mechanism in which investors buy tokens of a new cryptocurrency in exchange for bitcoin, ethereum, or fiat. The only fundamental difference is that in an ICO you […]
In a paper-recorded based industry, there are a lot of difficulties the centralised real estate industry faces. Discover why switching to smart contracts and using the power of blockchain technology is the new efficient way of working. Historically speaking, the real estate industry is usually quite slow in adopting new technology. It still relies on […]
Following several fraudulent Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), there is an innovative transition currently sweeping through the crypto market sphere. The crypto fundraising industry has recently been introduced to the Security Token Offerings (STOs), and the most recent fundraising option is the Initial Exchange Offering (IEO), and it looks like a very welcomed solution. What Is […]
The lack of a coherent regulatory framework in the European Union (EU) has resulted in uncertainty across the board and illicit cryptocurrency activity. In our latest infographic, we aim to bring some more clarity by detailing crypto regulations in selected EU countries. To help establish a more transparent and safer environment for businesses to operate […]
While there is no explicit agreement on the definitional boundaries to date, we offer a review of regulatory crypto-asset definitions in some selected European jurisdictions.
Smart Contracts: how do they work? Why are they trustworthy? Which benefits come with them? What are their most common use cases?