Blockchain predictions for 2019: Crypto market crash has created “window of focus on underlying technology”, investors to gravitate towards STO fundraising model

As 2018 quickly draws to a close, we have included a selection of commentary below from a variety of industry experts from companies utilising blockchain technology to reflect on the year that was, as well as provide insight on what the next 12 months could potentially hold for blockchain.   Among the topics that are explored include the highlights and low points of 2018, trends and developments to look out for in 2019, short- and long-term predictions for blockchain, the implications of traditional/institutional investors entering the space, as well as…

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G20 call for Crypto taxation

  The latest G20 meeting took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the weekend, and this meeting saw G20 leaders call for the taxation of cryptocurrency.     A document jointly delivered by G20 leaders called for “a taxation system for cross-border electronic services”, with a final version of regulations expected to be in place by 2020 which will be in line with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards.  Is this a positive move?  We hear from industry leaders on this call for action.   Brent Jaciow, Head of Blockchain Affairs…

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Blockchain-powered Utopia Music Announces Acquisition of ISPY Group

  Blockchain-powered music data tracking platform acquires Swedish technology development company to open avenues to an estimated $30-60 billion of untapped revenue in the music industry   Zug, Switzerland – October 11th, 2018 – Utopia Music, the company behind cutting-edge data analysis and blockchain-powered tracking and attribution platforms, are building towards its goal of creating a more transparent and efficient music ecosystem, with the announcement of the acquisition of ISPY Group, a full-service technology development company.     Established in 2003, ISPY Group is a Stockholm-based digital agency which specialises…

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