Category Archives: Crypto

Demystifying Blockchain

Cryptocurrency and blockchain have quickly become a global phenomenon and hot topic in the business world and investing community. Known by most people, but understood by few. Cryptocurrency, an abbreviation of cryptographic currency, is a type of digital asset that uses blockchain technology. Benefits of blockchain include improves efficiency; reduces the cost of maintaining and […]

OUROX TAKES FIRST STEPS TO DEVELOP AN INNOVATIVE SECURITIES EXCHANGE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

The American FinTech start-up OuroX, founded by South American entrepreneurs, signed a letter of intent with the Suriname Stock Exchange with the goal of establishing a modern digital National Securities Exchange, headquartered in Suriname. This first step paves the way for OuroX to develop and operate the new digital National Securities Exchange. OuroX uses blockchain […]

A LOOK FORWARD FOR BLOCKCHAIN INTO 2020

Blockchain has been a topic of conversation in virtually every business and policy circle since bitcoin first entered the marketplace in 2009, but that is only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. As implementation continues to accele­rate at commercial levels, including billions of dollars and thousands of people hours continuing to be invested, it is […]

INTERVIEW WITH ADRIC WALTER, FOUNDER OF CURAÇAO TECH MEETUPS

Adric Walter has been living in Rotterdam for nineteen years and people are always asking him when he is coming back to Curaçao. “I’m not coming back, but I’m not staying away either,” he tells me. These co-existing realities are an essential part of who he is and how he contributes to the island. Geographical […]

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: A SOLUTION AGAINST DE-RISKING PRACTICES

TEXT BY HELEN GRIFFITH De-risking is a common practice in the banking industry whereby financial institutions sometimes opt to sever business relationships from certain companies due to the high cost of regulatory compliance and the comparatively low returns. Developing countries are often hardest hit by these practices. Earlier this year, the Economic Commission for Latin […]

Cyber Security Lessons from the Front Lines

In a world increasingly driven by digital technologies and information, cyber threat management is more than just a strategic imperative, it is a fundamental part of doing business. Yet for many organizations and executives, the concept of cyber security remains vague and complex. Although it might be on your strategic agenda, what does it really […]