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Deep Dive into Central Bank Digital Currencies and Their Potential

With Crypto emerging as a major investment option and currency in the 20th century compared to traditional stocks, does the USD also need a major revamp in 2022?

Nov. 17, 2021 • Samuel Feldman

With the emergence of new technology and constantly changing user needs, the way we make payments is headed for a massive upgrade. In 2021 the majority of payments in the United States will be ...


Why Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets is the Backbone of a Strong Global Supply Chain

The impact of the universal identity on SME growth and overseas trade

Nov. 16, 2021 • Stephan Wolf

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group), Zimbabwe’s NMB Bank Limited, GLEIF, Cenfri and Cornerstone Advisory Plus recently collaborated to launch the first iteration of GLEIF’s digital business iden...


Trustworthy AI

To experience trust is to believe something is reliable and unlikely to bring us harm

Nov. 15, 2021 • Spiros Margaris

Before we explore the importance of trust in artificial intelligence (AI), we should first consider what is meant by the word “trust.” We commonly use this word when discussing people and thing...


Why CBDCs make little sense, and will likely fail

Central Bank Digital Currencies foreshadow no benefits over existing electronic payments solutions. They are mostly a (not so) great self-marketing device for regulators and central bankers

Nov. 12, 2021 • Michele Mandelli

Much ado . There has been so much furor over Central Bank Digital Currencies lately. Central Banks, supranational entities like the BIS and the IMF, consultancies - all tout CBDCs as an opport...


Framework for Investments in Crypto-Assets [Part 3/3]

Part 3: Creating Crypto-asset portfolios

Nov. 10, 2021 • Sam Ghosh

Disclaimer: This article should not be construed as investment advice. The goal of the article is to help create an investment framework for crypto-assets and the author is not responsible for...


Data Fabric and the Impact on Data Access for Financial Services

Getting from data to insights

Nov. 8, 2021 • Spiros Margaris

When we talk about the fintech industry, we often refer to the great user experience, better value for money, and wide range of innovative products that it provides to customers. These great o...


Could the SEC Ban Payment For Order Flow?

January's meme stock trading frenzy fueled closer scrutiny of payment for order flow. Is it about time for the SEC to ban it permanently?

Nov. 6, 2021 • Samuel Feldman

What is payment for order flow? Payment for order flow (PFOF) is the compensation and benefit a brokerage firm receives for directing orders to different parties for trade execution. The bro...


Framework for Investments in Crypto-Assets [Part 2/3]

Part 2: Crypto as an Asset Class

Nov. 5, 2021 • Sam Ghosh

Disclaimer: This article should not be construed as investment advice. The goal of the article is to help create an investment framework for crypto-assets and the author is not responsible for...


Spanish SMEs' Payment Delinquency Rate Hits 70%

Liquidity deficiency seems to be at the core of the 70% in deferred payments

Nov. 4, 2021 • Julio Gómez

Liquidity deficiency seems to be at the core of the 70% in deferred payments. Following a recent report by the Observatory of Delinquency of the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium E...


NFTs are booming and gaining huge interest from investors but are they beneficial for the creators?

NFTs have soared in 2021 becoming increasingly popular amongst buyers and investors. But are NFTs equally beneficial for purchaser and creator? And how easy is it to create an NFT?

Nov. 2, 2021 • Rory Kenny

If you think back to just 18 months ago it would seem improbable that a tweet would sell for just under $3 million. Yet in March this year the founder of twitter, Jack Dorsey, sold his first ev...