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200M Algo Staking Reward Program
September 11th, 2019

200M Algo Staking Reward Program

Cartan Group is pleased to present our dashboard for the 200 million Algo staking reward program (the “Staking Reward Program”). The dashboard can be found at https://algoprogram.cartan.dev.

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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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Blockchain: Are We There Yet?
February 25th, 2019

Blockchain: Are We There Yet?

The future of blockchain was bright. This emerging technology was going to transform the way businesses and consumers interacted with each other and make incumbent businesses obsolete by a blockchain version of themselves. Many bubbles later and years into the supposed revolution, one might ask: Are we there yet?

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Introducing the Decentralized Economy
February 7th, 2019

Introducing the Decentralized Economy

In 2008, a technological solution to facilitate trustless, secure and immutable transfers of legal ownership over the internet came together in a short whitepaper called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. It is speculated that this new technology has the potential to disrupt many of our current economic models and I encourage everyone to be well informed on the impact this will have to our collective community.

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