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112, 2017

Cryptocurrencies Outlook 2018

|1 Dec 2017|Resources|

The ‘word’ referred to by Led Zeppelin, can be, in our scenario, ICOs, Tokens, Cryptocurrencies, Altcoins, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Bitcoin, Ethereum… and ‘heaven’ is the destination of investors, blockchain pioneers, ICO enthusiasts, utopists, and firm believers in the swarm intelligence and the meritocracy of the Crypto space. These are new words, new terms, buzz words, but words already so prevalent that people had trouble ignoring them in 2017. If you think 2017 was a frenetic year, please, brace for ‘18 ! Before jumping into our recap of 2017 and our outlook for ‘18 and before entering into details about specific names and terms, it is part of our job to demystify and explain this strange and fascinating world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

1809, 2017

Central bank cryptocurrencies

|18 Sep 2017|Resources|

New cryptocurrencies are emerging almost daily, and many interested parties are wondering whether central banks should issue their own versions. But what might central bank cryptocurrencies (CBCCs) look like and would they be useful? This feature provides a taxonomy of money that identifies two types of CBCC a€“ retail and wholesale €a and differentiates them from other forms of central bank money such as cash and reserves. It discusses the different characteristics of CBCCs and compares them with existing payment options.

1204, 2016

Social KYC for Cryptocurrencies

|12 Apr 2016|Resources|

This paper offers some ideas about identity verifi cation in an online world. It explores some common challenges when using traditional methods, and will introduce a new approach — social KYC, using a person’s digital footprint and online social identities to instantly verify and authenticate their identity with a high degree of confidence. This approach can also be used to reduce fraud and to manage compliance requirements as a complementary approach with other forms of KYC and IDV as required.

1803, 2014

Bitcoin The new gold rush?

|18 Mar 2014|Resources|

Mainstream perception of Bitcoin, much like the cryptocurrency itself, has been volatile. Aside from this volatility and other challenges around regulatory oversight and security concerns, there are clear benefits, particularly for payments. What will it take to get Bitcoin into mainstream adoption? What might the future of cryptocurrencies mean for traditional financial services?

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