Speech by Klaas Knot (DNB) about Blockchain

2018-10-06T11:53:43+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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.

Business Insider: Allocatie tussen de 1 en maximaal 5 procent van het belegde vermogen in cryptocurrency.

2018-09-04T16:09:56+00:00 4 September 2018|

Cyber Capital richt zich op de lange termijn, belegt op basis van de fundamentele analyse en is geregistreerd bij de Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM). Begin 2018 was het totale vermogen onder beheer 27 miljoen euro waard. Wie via Cyber Capital wil beleggen, moet minimaal 100.000 euro beschikbaar stellen.

Rooseboom gaat in op de diverse risicoprofielen: “De […]

CoinDesk’s Q2 2018 State of Blockchain summarizes key trends, data and events

2018-08-29T17:32:59+00:00 29 August 2018|

Highlights Include:
Bitcoin miner revenues fall by 22% along with average fees by 19%

Bitcoin hashrate grew by 26% (fall short of the previous quarter’s 47% growth)

SEC declared ether not a security, and eth price saw a 9% jump shortly after

Total ICO funding reaches about $19 billion, with the average ICO $39 million

Majority of survey respondents think […]