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Decentralised finance appears to offer the utility that cryptos promised and have so far mostly failed to provide
Why using crypto smart-contracts to remove financial intermediaries comes with its own trade-offs.
FCA also issues consumer alert against sprawling cryptocurrency group
Blockchain projects that aim to cut out the middleman are growing so fast that regulators risk being overwhelmed
Basel committee report comes as authorities step up plans to regulate fast-emerging sector
Plus, a bluffers’ guide to crypto, supervising Open Banking rules, Ant Group secures new licence
Wave of ‘DeFi’ projects aim to reinvent exchanges, insurance, lending and more
The digital tokens have grown into a popular and often highly volatile asset class
If retail investors buy, they need to accept that cryptocurrencies come with big risks
Just another day in crypto-paradise.
Three years after investors poured $20bn into initial coin offerings, start-ups are revealing what they did with the money
The start-up is still trying to find compelling uses for the blockchain technology underpinning its XRP currency
Investors back projects aiming to ‘decentralise finance’ and offer direct loans and derivatives