Blockchain Observations

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer

The launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs: two months later

Spot bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have been launched in the US on 10 January. We are now two months later. They have attracted an unexpected high number of investors, breaking records in terms...

07 Mar 2024
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

EBA AML/CFT Guidelines to crypto asset service providers (CASPs)

The European Banking Authority (EBA) recently came with updated Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT) guidelines. These are extended to encompass all crypto-asset services ...

29 Jan 2024
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Real world asset tokenization: breakthrough in 2024

Since its introduction back in 2017, digital-asset tokenization has not yet taken off in a meaningful way, limited to just stable coins and NFTs. This is however fundamentally changing. Tokenization, ...

31 Dec 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Main trends in blockchain and crypto in 2024: A great year

Since I started writing blogs on blockchain it has become a tradition for me to dedicate my yearly last blog on describing the key trends we may expect for the next year. And I am sure, 2024 will be ...

27 Nov 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain interoperability solutions and challenges: Where are we now?

Blockchain technology has gained significant attention in recent years. This due to its decentralised nature and potential applications across various industries. But there are still a number of issue...

30 Oct 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

BlackRock spot Bitcoin ETF application: a rocky way towards approval

BlackRock, the world largest asset manager, last June has applied at the SEC for a spot Bitcoin ETF for its American clients. According to Blackrock there is still large interest of their clients to h...

31 Aug 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain and Web3.0: A great Marriage

An interesting occurrence that is getting growing attention is the gradual shift towards the third phase in the internet’s development journey, named Web3.0. Web3.0 is the next evolution of the intern...

31 Jul 2023
Joris Lochy

Is centralization inevitable when making DeFi available to the masses?

In recent years, I have delved into the domains of DeFi (decentralized finance), Web3, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies, building a solid understanding (although far from being an expert) of their und...

31 Jul 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Swift blockchain interoperability experimentation

Early June SWIFT, the largest interbank messaging system in the world, announced it would conduct experiments in collaboration with a number of financial institutions to test for blockchain interoper...

03 Jul 2023
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

The digital euro project: we are not there yet!

Two years ago I wrote a blog about the plans of the European Central Bank (ECB) to introduce a digital euro. In that year the ECB decided to set up the Digital Euro project and started with the tech

29 May 2023

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