This year’s DATA Report reveals that the poorest are receiving a declining share of global financial resources. Although global ODA reached a record high of $140.1 billion in 2016, people most in need are in danger of being left behind. The proportion of aid to the least developed countries (LDCs) is in a downward spiral, falling […]
Q2 at a glance: Cryptocurrencies hit all-time valuations. ICOs emerge as an industry force. The asset class diversifies and bitcoin’s total dominance wanes. CoinDesk is releasing its latest State of Blockchain report, one that retraces what was a historic quarter for the emerging industry. Source: Historic Quarter: CoinDesk Launches Q2 State of Blockchain Report – […]
HSBC published a study of more than 12,000 people in 11 countries into global technology perceptions and habits around two weeks ago. The report highlighted many contradicting attitudes in people. One thing that I found interesting is the varying attitudes according to geographic locations. The figure above represents the percentage of people who think: “I […]
CoinDesk Research has released its Q1 2017 State of Blockchain report. The report shows that the first quarter of 2017 has been a defining 3 months for the industry. In spite of hazy regulatory guidance, ICOs gained interest along with a rise in cryptocurrency prices. In the end, though, it was still a blockbuster quarter […]
Every now and then you come across a brilliant write up. TransferWise just put out a really good short report called The Future of Finance. It deals with a few issues and scenarios in the banking/payments world and how they will shape in the coming years. A must read (pity it is not available as a […]
Access to Banking: The De-Risking Issue Earlier this year, The World Bank inserted itself into the crowd to understand how the entire reduced access to banking issue was playing out, especially for money transfer (i.e. remittance) companies. (See earlier article on this World Bank Survey) See related articles on de-risking: Strangulation by Regulation. Can’t find […]
Criteo’s report on State of Mobile Commerce is worth reading. It has some amazing facts/statistics about the market. The summary slide can be seen below: The report in full can be downloaded from here.
FAFT recently issued guidelines for virtual currencies (aka Bitcoins). Titled, Guidance For A Risk-Based Approach: Virtual Currencies, the report was released in June 2015. The report in full can be downloaded from here.