Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Accolade: Blog group founder

Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Owner and Economist at MIFSA
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Bio Independent financial services advisor Career History Founder/owner of MIFSA. Worked in the financial industry as an an economist, private banker and researcher at RBS, ABN AMRO. Published many articles on new developments in the payments and securities industry. He is a regular blogger on Finextra, LinkedIn and TreasuryXL.



The corporate treasurer and blockchain

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While it has been widely reported that – despite its disruptive character - the majority of banks think that innovations such as blockchain technology will positively impact their business and are exploring how they can use blockchain to their advantage, it is still largely a grey area for many corporate treasurers. But given the various chall

Blockchain Observations

Ripple stablecoin launch: a game changer

18 May 2024

On 4 April, Ripple announced its plan to launch its own stablecoin, next to XRP, pegged 1:1 to the US dollar later this year. This is envisioned as a key development for Ripple, aiming to bridge the gap between traditional finance and decentralised finance. This announcement was well received by both the crypto world and the traditional financial...

Blockchain Observations

Blockchain and TradFi: from disruption to transformation

14 Apr 2024

Blockchain has longtime been looked at as a disruptive technology for the traditional financial (TradFi) industry. But that idea is fundamentally changing. TradFi institutions are increasingly realizing the importance of distributed ledger technology and blockchain’s opportunities. They are more and more prepared to use this innovative technology f...

Blockchain Observations

The launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs: two months later

07 Mar 2024

Spot bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have been launched in the US on 10 January. We are now two months later. They have attracted an unexpected high number of investors, breaking records in terms of inflows and trading volumes. With the Bitcoin reaching a record high of $69.000 early March. The introduction of spot Bitcoin ETFs and the bullis...