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Norway Makes Move On Crypto Market With Its Own CBDC

The inexorable desire of the mainstream to annex the alternative sector continues. We’ve reported and blogged on this before. Digital does note mean crypto… The latest development is revealed by our friends at Finextra. Norway’s central bank has made the source code for its CBDC sandbox publicly available and confirmed that the prototype infrastructure for […]

UK Altfi Sector A Major Beneficiary Of Northzone Move

Rumours of the death of the alternative finance industry are exaggerated. Altfi reports strongly contra-indicative news, at least: In its largest fundraise ever, venture capital firm Northzone has raised a massive €1bn. The firm now plans to use its tenth round of funds to invest in global consumer and enterprise companies across both the US […]

Mainstream Class Action Against Coinbase Is Test Case

The ambivalence between the mainstream and the alternative finance world continues. And here’s a test case, as reported by our friends at Finextra. We’ll be watching this one with the greatest of interest… The world’s largest crypto exchange, Coinbase, is facing a Federal Class Action lawsuit over allegations that it failed to secure user accounts […]

Horizon Scanning Highlights Need For Careful Selection In Business Loans

  Our friends at Altfi do some horizon scanning ahead of the much-discussed dark winter ahead. Here’s a short excerpt: While most agree they don’t want a re-run of the worst of 1970s – winter power cuts, strikes, spiralling inflation, bankruptcies, unemployment and sluggish growth – much of it already seems to be happening or […]