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Why Bitcoin won't bite the dust

January 29, 2018

Ignore the naysayers: cryptocurrencies are more than just a passing fancy, says Chris Skinner.

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BitPesa eases FX pain in Africa

January 2, 2018

Elizabeth Rossiello, founder and chief executive of BitPesa, talks to Joy Macknight about using Bitcoin and its underlying technology, blockchain, to resolve currency exchange issues in African markets. 

Is Bitcoin evolving into a store of value?

January 2, 2018

Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto originally suggested it as a peer-to-peer form of electronic cash. But as the cryptocurrency gains credibility as an asset class, and demand grows for its use in emerging markets, it is beginning to resemble gold as a store of value, writes Daniele Bianchi. 

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Charting their own course: the move from globally harmonised regulation

January 2, 2018

Cracks are emerging in the post-crisis drive to harmonise global financial regulation, with policy-makers diverging in everything from payments to data residency. The effects could be profound, as Danielle Myles discovers. 

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Will the digital world solve the identity crisis?

January 2, 2018

Creating a widely accepted and portable digital identity will open up new business opportunities and grease the wheels of trade and commerce, yet a ‘silver bullet’ solution remains elusive. Could identity be the killer use for blockchain? Joy Macknight investigates.

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Mark von Rosing: the changing nature of international trade

January 2, 2018

The new industrial revolution and digital transformation, which will enable smart thinking, working and automation across multiple industries, are changing the nature of trade, both digital as well as physical, writes the founder of enterprise standards body LEADing Practice.

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Yes Bank maps out path to digital nirvana

December 1, 2017

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a “digital India” has spurred on the banking industry’s digital transformation in the country. Joy Macknight speaks to chief information officer Anup Purohit about how Yes Bank is futureproofing its business.

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The virtual wave in cash management

December 1, 2017

As notional pooling’s star begins to fade, banks are delivering greater functionality in virtual account structures to help corporate treasurers better manage their cash flows. Joy Macknight reports.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore fintech chief seeks perfect balance

November 1, 2017

Singapore’s central bank and financial authority, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, must balance fintech disruption with a safe regulatory environment. Chief fintech officer Sopnendu Mohanty talks to Joy Macknight about walking the tightrope to innovation.

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The profits and pitfalls of raising crypto capital

November 1, 2017

Advocates of initial coin offerings see them as a quick and simple way to raise money for blockchain-based start-ups, while sceptics warn of get-rich-quick schemes and a 'Wild West' market. Joy Macknight looks at the drivers behind this new way of fundraising.

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