Posts Tagged ‘predictions’

ICO Launch Malta CEO: Days of Utility ICOs Numbered, Market Shifting Toward STOs (Interview)

Jan Sammut is a veteran ICO advisor, founder and CEO of, Malta’s first full stack ICO agency. As one of the most crypto-knowledgeable people in Malta, Jan Sammut’s opinion carries much weight with locals as well as the extended European crypto community. Jan ran Malta’s first ICO and launched Europe’s first MiFID 2 compliant security […]

Is China about to launch its own cryptocurrency?

One of the most powerful centralized institutions in the world, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) — China’s central bank — could be adopting Bitcoin’s underlying technology, blockchain, to digitalize the renminbi (RMB). This is not just a theory. In recent months, it has repeatedly been reported that PBOC is researching and developing its own digital currency. […]

Five Megatrends That Will Shape Our World And Investment Decisions — BlackRock

Thematic investing is an idea that waxes and wanes, but after almost a decade of rising equities, the prospect of further easy gains might be harder to obtain. Plugging into a theme such as “population aging”, “global security”, “the rising Asian middle class” or some other can be attractive as a way of thinking about […]

Study: Cryptocurrency Trading Volume Likely to Grow by 50%+ in 2019

A recent study, conducted by the Satis Group, has found that despite a persisting bear market in 2018, the cryptocurrency markets will still likely see tremendous growth in trading volume in 2019, growing by an estimated 50%. This growth is mainly attributed to increasing market accessibility and growing corporate and institutional adoption. The report explains that as […]

Institutional Investors and Fintech: Will Wall Street Go Head-First Into Crypto?

There have been many reasons for the cryptocurrency markets being battered by bearish sentiments across the board. Having passed the midway mark of the year, there are increasingly encouraging signs that institutional investors are changing their tune once again — hinting that mainstream adoption is around the corner. Furthermore, Bitcoin has reached market cap levels […]

OCC to Accept Fintech Charter Applications. What Happens Next?

In a decision long anticipated by the fintech industry and opposed by multiple state regulators, on July 31 the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced it will accept applications for special purpose national bank charters for fintech companies. The announcement came hours after the Treasury Department released a lengthy report endorsing fintech […]

4 cryptocurrency trends to watch out for

Love it or hate it, cryptocurrencies have now grown to a point where they cannot be ignored. The CBOE and CME have launched their own cryptocurrency futures, the SEC and CTFC have gotten involved, and pretty much every mainstream publication that matters discusses cryptocurrencies one way or the other every day. In other words, cryptocurrencies […]

The battles for the future of fintech

The future of financial services will be decided in the back office and between major companies of the East and West. Digital technology has already ripped up and taped back together many industries but, until recently, the payments industry and financial markets dodged the major blows. Now these industries are racing to stay ahead as […]

Banking giant CEOs say blockchain will become global standard for banks in 5 years

Two CEOs from major global banking institutions have issued statements saying that blockchain technology will become a global standard for banks in five or six years. Ralph Hamers, CEO of ING Group, at the Money 2020 fintech conference in Amsterdam, said that banks are on their feet, developing their own solutions. He even added that it […]

Binance’s Venture Fund Head Is Waiting for ICO Bubble to Burst

Ella Zhang is in charge of investing $1 billion in blockchain-related businesses, yet her view on the market isn’t too rosy. Zhang, who joined cryptocurrency trading platform Binance to lead its venture incubator Binance Labs less than two months ago, said that while the bull market is positive because it attracts more users, the truly good projects […]