Assessing cryptocurrency with Yale economist Aleh Tsyvinski

2018-10-15T22:54:10+02:00 15 October 2018|

Since emerging a decade ago, Bitcoin and other digitally based cryptocurrencies have captured the imaginations of tech wizards, Wall Street bankers, and investors of all stripes.

Proponents argue that cryptocurrencies, which are decentralized and function outside the control of governments, could someday replace national currencies as the primary means of exchange. Skeptics believe that virtual currencies […]

How The Netherlands Is Blazing A Trail Through The Blockchain Scene

2018-10-15T14:24:25+02:00 15 October 2018|

The world is abuzz about blockchain, but not all are equally up to speed when it comes to their embrace and support of this important emerging technology.
Some have focused on cracking down on potentially predatory behaviors, even at the cost of thwarting enterprises that could massively improve quality of life throughout society. But some countries […]

Speech by Klaas Knot (DNB) about Blockchain

2018-10-06T11:53:43+02:00 6 October 2018|

Central banks and regulators need to find the right balance between seizing the benefits of technological innovation on one hand, and coping with possible new risks on the other. For us, blockchain’s evolution in the financial system is ultimately a balancing act.

European Commission: We see that crypto-assets are here to stay.

2018-10-04T09:20:08+02:00 4 October 2018|

We also had a good exchange of views on crypto-assets. We see that crypto-assets are here to stay. Despite the recent turbulence, this market continues to grow.

In particular initial coin offerings, or ICOs, we see they have the potential to emerge as a viable form of alternative financing. Already last year, ICOs helped raise over […]

#BCHDEVCON Hackathon in Amsterdam! Join us on the 27&28 October

2018-10-01T17:37:31+02:00 1 October 2018|

“Do you like building stuff? Want to see the future decentralized? Then register now for the #BCHDEVCON Hackathon in Amsterdam! Join us on the 27&28 October and compete on the Bitcoin Cash or the General Blockchain track. Test your skills, learn from the best blockchain experts and meet fellow developers and crypto enthusiasts.

Beaten-down cryptocurrency ether is about to ‘rally strongly,’ says Wall Street’s Tom Lee

2018-09-28T18:01:37+02:00 28 September 2018|

Ether has had a tough year. But it’s not too late for a comeback, according to bitcoin bull Tom Lee.

The world’s second-largest digital asset is down more than 70 percent since January and can’t seem to find its footing after a breakout 2017. In the past three months alone it has dropped 50 percent and […]

Citigroup to Offer Low-Risk Crypto Product for Institutional Investors: Report

2018-09-14T16:30:08+02:00 14 September 2018|

Investors may now have a new way of purchasing cryptocurrencies without actually having to own them.

Manhattan, New York-based banking giant Citigroup has reportedly developed a product which could reduce the risk hedge funds and asset management firms are exposed to when they invest in cryptocurrencies. According to the Business Insider, the instrument which was jointly developed by Citigroup’s depository […]

Martijn Bolt on proposed ICO regulation at the European Parliament

2018-09-14T09:43:37+02:00 14 September 2018|

DAICO’s will empower individuals that use ICO’s for crowdfunding purposes and bring an end to some of the risks accompanied by current ICO’s. The proposed regulation within the EU unfortunately still focuses on the past paradigm and prepares the nation states for an unnecessary amount of paperwork.

Cryptocurrencies ‘Here to Stay, Market Growing despite Recent Turbulence’: EU Watchdog Chief

2018-09-10T23:10:03+02:00 10 September 2018|

Following the meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Vienna, Austria on September 7, European Commission Vice-President Vladis Dombrovskis has stated that the Council’s position on cryptocurrencies is that they are here to stay despite market turbulence.