By Eray Arda Akartuna AML, Blockchain and Cyber analyst During the Covid-19 pandemic, interest in cryptocurrencies has massively increased, sending Bitcoin (the original cryptocurrency) surging to new all-time highs. Already, financial institutions such as Citibank are predicting that Bitcoin might become the preferred currency of the future. As a fast, anonymous, decentralised and global paymentContinue reading “Quantum vs blockchain: a looming showdown?”
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Can sustainability-linked finance help us to win the race to net-zero?
By José Luis Reséndiz Latin America Analyst Ahead of COP26, decision-makers are setting ambitious targets to tackle climate change, which has led to an increasing interest in sustainable financial instruments to incentivise a transition towards a net-zero economy. One of the most recent innovations to address climate change goals has occurred in debt capital marketsContinue reading “Can sustainability-linked finance help us to win the race to net-zero?”
The gamble of failing on greening the Latin American financial system
By José Luis Reséndiz Latin America Analyst The sustainable economic recovery in Latin America is a challenge that leaders may regret not to take up seriously and on time. Unfortunately, the violence and inequality crises from the last decades have led to the wrong perception that the pandemic is just a transitory issue. The regionContinue reading “The gamble of failing on greening the Latin American financial system”
Laundering money in a pandemic: how Covid-19 is transforming the world’s biggest financial crime
By Eray Arda Akartuna Anti-Money Laundering Analyst It is no secret that criminals look for opportunities in every new development – and the coronavirus is no exception. Authorities across the globe have reported surges in Covid-related frauds, including fake charities and scams for ‘miracle cures’.[i] In October, Bloomberg reported that Americans had lost $161m toContinue reading “Laundering money in a pandemic: how Covid-19 is transforming the world’s biggest financial crime”