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Entries in blockchain (12)

Tuesday
Sep112018

Vera Cherepanova: Will blockchain survive its GDPR paradox?

In the prior post, I explored how blockchain stores personal information on an immutable ledger and cannot be modified or erased to meet GDPR requirements. In this post, I'll discuss strategies available to blockchain operators to help manage risks posed by GDPR.

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Monday
Sep102018

Vera Cherepanova: Can GDPR and blockchain ever coexist?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May. With the risk of hefty fines, it's no surprise that GDPR compliance tops the agenda for many organizations. But one area of technology faces even greater challenges under GDPR: blockchain.

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Monday
Jul232018

Event: Are you ready for tomorrow’s tech-driven compliance systems?

It's increasingly important to understand the way disruptive technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, and big data are already impacting and will continue to shape how compliance systems work.

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Tuesday
May082018

Selva Ozelli: Malta emerges as world’s cryptocurrency trading center

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has described his country as the global trailblazer in the regulation of blockchain-based businesses and the jurisdiction of quality and choice for world class fintech companies.

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Tuesday
Apr242018

Selva Ozelli: U.S. cracks down on Canadian cross-border cryptocrime

Canada has emerged as one of the cryptocurrency and blockchain centers of the world. Canada’s dominance in blockchain innovation stems in part from Toronto being home to Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of Ethereum Blockchain, which is the globally most adopted platform that supports ether (ETH), the second highest cryptocurrency valued at $63 billion. 

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Monday
Feb192018

Selva Ozelli: ‘Mixing services’ shield cryptocurrencies and thwart AML practices

At a recent cryptocurrency workshop, financial investigators from the Interpol and Europol organizations from over 30 nations discussed measures to combat the misuse of cryptocurrencies by criminals. 

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Tuesday
Jan302018

Selva Ozelli: Canada (yes, Canada) focuses on blockchain to fight graft

With Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum Blockchain’s principal inventor residing in Toronto, Canada it is no wonder that Canada ranks third in the world behind the United States and the United Kingdom when it comes to blockchain technology adaptation.

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Thursday
Jan252018

Selva Ozelli: U.S. evaluates blockchain technology as anti-corruption weapon 

The U.S. government and several of its agencies have been evaluating blockchain technology as a preventative measure against corruption that may distort the fair awarding of public procurement contracts, reduce the quality of basic public services, limit opportunities to develop a competitive private sector and undermine trust in public institutions.

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Wednesday
Jan242018

Kevin Bogdanov on automation: We're in the midst of a disruptive evolution

Compliance professionals know intuitively that we’re in the midst of a disruptive evolution, with big data being a way of life and emerging technologies like AI and blockchain promising more to come.

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Thursday
Nov162017

Emma Hodges: Blockchain is where anonymity meets transparency

While digital currencies -- Bitcoin or one of its many variations -- continue to make inroads into payments markets, many companies, financial institutions, government bodies and others are still playing catch-up. 

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Tuesday
Nov142017

Selva Ozelli: Sharia compliant blockchain advances across Middle East

It’s ironic that Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the richest tech investor in the Middle East, criticized block chain technology and Bitcoin by calling it a "fraud."

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Friday
Dec022016

Cliff Moyce: How Blockchain helps achieve more efficient regulatory compliance

Could the speed, security, and immutability of blockchain help financial institutions achieve regulatory compliance in a more efficient manner?  There are good reasons to think so.

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