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How Cryptography Unlocks the Next Generation Financial Services
May 4th, 2019

How Cryptography Unlocks the Next Generation Financial Services

Cryptography started as a means to secure communication across time and distance. Scrambling letters using a pattern or according to a predetermined value (for instance A becomes C, B becomes D, C becomes E and so on) prevented messengers or other parties delivering the message from being able to decipher the content. Securing communications against unintended recipients has been an ongoing ambition since humans first started communicating.

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Why the Cayman Islands Needs to Believe in Unicorns
April 8th, 2019

Why the Cayman Islands Needs to Believe in Unicorns

Fintech is widely seen as a disruptive force in the financial services industry. But as billion-dollar companies in the fintech space look to scale and expand their operations to robustly regulated and secure jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, Brandon Caruana explains why the future looks bright for Cayman as an “Innovation Island” and the evolving role of technology in financial services.

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Competing in a Future of Unknown Unknowns
March 26th, 2019

Competing in a Future of Unknown Unknowns

Major structural movements in technology, demographics, and geopolitical intervention has created a constantly changing competitive environment. Infrequent waterfall decision processes must become dynamic, malleable sprint cycles that deliver incremental value. Competing in a future of unknown unknowns will require a change in mindset, empowering nimble teams, and embracing calculated risks.

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Planting Economic Substance in the Cayman Islands
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March 7th, 2019

Planting Economic Substance in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands has always subscribed to uphold and maintain international best practices and the recent enactment of the Economic Substance law further strengthens that commitment. High-risk intellectual property structures now face considerable thresholds to show their native roots and local counsel should be approached to determine the legal ramifications and full operational impact.

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