How DLT is Disrupting Global Trade Finance

Institutional presence in the relatively infant blockchain industry has always been a widely discussed topic. Given its intricate relationship with the general cryptocurrency market, there is a tendency to extrapolate the negatives of the highly volatile market towards the merits of the underlying technology. However, beyond the various manifestations and implementation of the technology, there…

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Bitcoin vs. Altcoins

Scroll back two years to 2017, the “breakthrough year” of the crypto market, when concepts such as Bitcoin, blockchain and decentralisation suddenly exploded in the mainstream media. This exposure was driven by price increases that seemed unstoppable and left many viewers completely astonished. At the same time, many experts warned that the party wouldn’t last…

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Exploring Blockchain in Retail Banking

Bitcoin first made its appearance in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, when numerous financial institutions and banks failed worldwide, and governments had to step in to bail out these distressed institutions. This meltdown shook people’s faith in traditional financial systems and paved the way for a digital currency; a currency not governed…

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