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European Central Bank - The Future of a Digital Euro
December 17th, 2020

European Central Bank - The Future of a Digital Euro

The European Central Bank has continued to understand the factors that influence the future of money, including the possible introduction of a digital euro. To implement a digital currency, the central bank must ensure that the foundations of money remain intact.  
 
 

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Bitcoin - A Monetary Revolution
December 15th, 2020

Bitcoin - A Monetary Revolution

The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the success of Bitcoin in the monetary revolution. This virtual currency has been recognized as a place for wealthy individuals and companies to store their wealth because it is both scarce and sovereign.

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How to Leverage the Power of Trust and Data

How to Leverage the Power of Trust and Data

While data and technology continue to reshape our world and create opportunities, concerns about trust could halt their development. By prioritizing trust gaps, companies can remain at the forefront with advanced technologies and through trusted intelligence, businesses can build trust in data, advanced technologies and business models.

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Cartan Group Launches 360° Industry Monitor

Cartan Group Launches 360° Industry Monitor

After the successful development of our private funds transparency report, Cartan Group has expanded our data discovery algorithms to other Caribbean financial services industries; in addition to the Cayman Islands, this data includes the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. We have developed a 360° Industry Monitor that is currently surfacing a subset of data being collected.

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Eth2 - Introducing the Beacon Chain
November 25th, 2020

Eth2 - Introducing the Beacon Chain

Ethereum has introduced the Beacon Chain, the first step in a set of upgrades to address the clogged network, a growing required amount of disk space, and energy consumption needed to keep the network secure. The Beacon Chain's initial role will introduce staking to the Ethereum community and lay the groundwork for future upgrades. 

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OCC to Prohibit Discrimination Against Legal but Disfavoured Industries

OCC to Prohibit Discrimination Against Legal but Disfavoured Industries

In a bid to level the playing field, the OCC has proposed a new rule that will provide fair access to financial services. This new rule would prevent banks from blacklisting legal industries, including oil and gas and cryptocurrency businesses.

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Belarusbank to Offer Cryptocurrency Exchange Service

Belarusbank to Offer Cryptocurrency Exchange Service

The largest financial institution in Belarus, a member country of the FATF-supported Eurasian Group (EAG), is offering citizens of Belarus and Russia to buy, sell and trade Bitcoin at optimal pricing. The bank plans to continue collaboration with Whitebird to expand these crytpocurrency services to additional countries.

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The Foundational Principles and Core Features of Central Bank Digital Currencies

The Foundational Principles and Core Features of Central Bank Digital Currencies

A group of central banks have joined forces with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) to explore the general use for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). Most public policy objectives amongst central banks have remained unchanged for the last decade and by engaging in the exploration of CBDCs, these organizations are forced to innovate and evolve.

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How Business Leaders Can Prepare for the Next Era of Computing

How Business Leaders Can Prepare for the Next Era of Computing

The Spatial Web, also known as Web 3.0 is beginning to unfold and will slowly eliminate the boundary between physical objects and virtual content. Defined as “spatial” because the virtual information will exist in space and be integrated and inseparable from the remainder of the physical world.  

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First Central Bank Digital Currency Launched in the Bahamas

First Central Bank Digital Currency Launched in the Bahamas

The Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB) has launched the world’s first central bank backed digital currency (CBDC).  The “Sand Dollar” was launched on October 20th and will use a network of intermediaries referred to as authorized financial institutions (AFIs) to issue the digital currency to the public.

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