2017 Review

Blockchain and the Rise of Transaction Technology

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Magda Borowik is the special envoy for fintech to the Ministry of Digital Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the director of technology research at FinTech Poland. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. The last couple of years were owned by the ‘fintech’ buzzword. From startups to investors to Read More

Crypto Cat and Mouse: 2018 Will Be the Year of Policy Subterfuge

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Pavel Matveev is the CEO of Wirex, a bitcoin wallet and payment card provider. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. The new year will usher in regulatory arbitrage amongst companies that want to develop innovative solutions, as well as from states seeking to maximize tax receipts from cryptocurrency-related businesses. Read More

Goodbye ICOs, Hello TAOs? How Tokens Will Change in 2018

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Christopher Pallotta and Vincent Molinari are the co-founders of Templum, an alternative trading system designed for cryptographic assets. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. As we enter 2018, it appears that blockchain’s contribution to capital formation has only begun. An unfortunate influx of both naive and bad actors begs for regulatory scrutiny, Read More

Banks and the Blockchain Blues

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Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Like the misleading opening of a well-crafted thriller, the blockchain bustle in the banking sector is sending a confusing message. To see how, let’s take a brief look at the Read More

2017: A Legal Renaissance, Blockchain Style

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Joshua Ashley Klayman is co-head of global law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP ‘s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group and chairs the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Legal Working Group. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review, and represents the author’s personal views, not necessarily those of her employer. The year that Read More

What Crypto Didn’t Give Us in 2017

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Ian Simpson is head of marketing and communications at Lakeside Partners, an early-stage investment firm in Zug, Switzerland. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Without a shadow of a doubt, this past year has been huge for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology. Whatever the future may hold for Satoshi’s Read More

Bank Blockchain Integration: A Challenge Overcome

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John Whelan is blockchain lab director at Banco Santander, where he specializes in the application of blockchains, distributed ledgers and smart contracts within the financial industry. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. For the past couple of years, there has been an extraordinary amount of hype around the potential of blockchain Read More

ICOs: The Tech Is Here, But Where Are the Standards?

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Nick Cowan is CEO of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange and the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group, which operates the Gibraltar Stock Exchange. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Let’s face facts: initial coin offerings (ICOs) have done more this year to encourage the adoption of blockchain technology, as well as its Read More

Japan: The New Heart of Bitcoin

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Yuzo Kano is the CEO for BitFlyer, one of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs developing settlement systems, and later on equities derivatives and convertible bonds. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. No matter what negative news rocked the community, what hard fork happened or Read More

Volatility: A Necessary Ingredient for Monetary and Social Transition

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Farzam Ehsani (@farzamehsani) is the blockchain lead at RMB and the Chairperson of the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium (SAFBC). The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Nothing lasts forever – we live in a world that is subject to the immutable law of change. However, it’s also true that Read More