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Anti-Money Laundering Regulations — is your crypto-business safe and compliant?

By Simone D. Casadei Bernardi / May 18, 2018

With cryptocurrency giving criminals a new way of money laundering, it’s important that you safeguard your business and stay compliant. Here’s everything you need to know. The birth of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies has opened up a wealth of opportunities to businesses — from speeding up payment processes to safely sharing data for a more streamlined process. Yet, […]

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5 Things Every Developer Must Know about Intellectual Property Rights

By John DeCleene / May 17, 2018

Anyone involved in software development today must have a keen understanding of the ins and outs of intellectual property rights, including copyright laws and patent development. But the area is so vast that it can be difficult to narrow down the most important points to start with. Here we’ll outline five key areas that developers […]

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5 Popular Technologies from the World of RegTech

By John DeCleene / April 27, 2018

It’s becoming clear these days that a sizeable chunk of the most disruptive innovations being applied within the financial sphere is coming from RegTech. As we mentioned in our previous article, demand for RegTech solutions is expected to skyrocket, as firms intensify their search for ways to effectively deal with the increasingly labyrinthine demands from […]

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The Compliance Revolution: An Introduction to RegTech

By Justin Chan / April 26, 2018

The FinTech boom continues to gather steam. We are now observing some fairly seismic transformations taking place across virtually the entire cross section of the finance industry, as machine learning, blockchain, big data and many more innovations disrupt incumbent IT infrastructure that’s associated with increasingly antiquated business models. What’s more, this disruption even extends to […]

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What Criteria Do Venture Capitalists Consider When Seeding a Startup?

By Justin Chan / April 20, 2018

Venture capital funding climbed to a decade high in 2017.  Your startup’s current chances of attracting VC funding are higher at this moment right now than they have ever been. Despite the excess funding, the process isn’t simple, and investors are more critical now more than ever before. We found two of the biggest items […]

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6 Ways to Spot an ICO Scam

By John DeCleene / April 14, 2018

Earlier this year in February, cryptocurrency news site Bitcoin.com announced the findings of its study of ICOs that were held during 2017. The most glaring result of all was that of the 902 projects that were tracked: 142 failed before raising funds 276 failed after fundraising a further 113 were considered “semi-failed” – either the […]

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How Crypto Businesses Can Have Positive Relationships with Regulators

By Simone D. Casadei Bernardi / April 11, 2018

With more regulators circling the crypto-industry, learn how you can develop long-lasting relationships with them to minimise disruptions. Regulators are still trying to clamp down on unregulated methods of funding like Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Initial Token Offerings (ITOs) or Initial Security Offerings (ISOs). This raises a lot of issues for crypto-businesses, especially if business […]

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How Blockchain Will Change the World

By John DeCleene / April 10, 2018

“I am usually busy trying to decentralize defences and after digging deeper into Blockchain and decentralized systems, I’m excited to join SIRIN LABS as an ambassador to make Blockchain more friendly with their upcoming operating system for smartphones!” The recent words of none other than Lionel Messi. Whether the Argentinean and FC Barcelona footballing legend […]

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6 Key Differences Between Security and Utility Tokens

By Justin Chan / April 8, 2018

It’s not an overstatement to say that initial coin offerings (ICOs) have thoroughly transformed the fundraising landscape for early-stage blockchain companies around the world. Last year saw more than $4 billion being raised through such events, easily outstripping the amount blockchain start-ups raised through the more traditional channel of venture capital. Indeed, many would call […]

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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Banking

By John DeCleene / February 23, 2018

Artificial intelligence is a field of computer science that focuses on making machines intelligent by developing computer programs that can replicate human intelligence to a certain degree and potentially beyond. This much talked about technology also has many possible applications within the financial industry. The four most prolific financial use cases for AI are in […]

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5 Services Startups Can Use To Protect Themselves From DDoS Attacks

By John DeCleene / November 21, 2017

Cybercrime has become one of the most talked about topics of the year after the WannaCry ransomware attack ground several large private and public institutions to a halt in May. Furthermore, the World Economic Forum highlighted cybercrime as one of the biggest threats to the world in its Global Risk Report 2016 and, thereby, recognizing […]