ICOs: the wild (wild) west?

ICOs: the wild (wild) west?

Bitcoin’s sharp rise in the past year has been accompanied by a surge of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) popularity —a process by which tokens or digital currencies are issued in return for funding. These unregulated and controversial rounds of funding have started to grab the attention of the media, investors—and regulators—alike.

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Breakfast'Bite @ Initio: Focus on Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain

Breakfast'Bite @ Initio: Focus on Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain

Our first Breakfast'Bite has taken place last Friday (June 29th, 2018) in our premises in Luxembourg.

This brand new event was dedicated to Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies and was animated by two external speakers.

Here is the report summarizing the main topics and questions that have been raised

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4th AMLD and cryptocurrencies: towards a possible regulation?

4th AMLD and cryptocurrencies: towards a possible regulation?

In less than a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto presented Bitcoin to the world, the introduction of cryptocurrencies in global economy have revolutionized the business ecosystem. 

Today it is a reality that cryptocurrencies caused great disruptions in the financial sector: there is a growing number of entrepreneurs who create ICO campaigns, sell tokens to the public and raise hundreds of millions of dollars.

The use of cryptocurrencies gives to retailers, payment processors, and banks advantages like speed of transactions, traceability, and transparency.

But despite the popularity of this new economic system, since the middle of 2017, there have been renewed government efforts to regulate the market.

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Focus on World Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit 2018 (slides)

Focus on World Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit 2018 (slides)

We at Initio, went to Moscow to present our vision about How Blockchain can support businesses to be compliant with these regulations? We provided leadership insights and global best market practices to answer to this major question by focusing on the 3 hot topics in EU: GDPR, MiFID and AML. Find out more about this subject in our WBC Summit Moscow slides.

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Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain

Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain

This Wednesday, February 7th, Initio organized its second workshop dedicated to Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. 

After a first session centered on blockchains implication for the financial industry, this new knowledge sharing session was more focused on cryptocurrencies and to trading.

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