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Cryptocurrency Drives Opportunities in LatAm for Investors, Businesses, and Families

Bitcoin’s inception introduced a major phenomenon– online payments directly between parties would no longer require financial institutions as intermediaries. This compelled a small community of original investors and true believers–the blockchain technology aficionados as well as the speculators who sought to make money from what they thought was a new market scheme. What started out as a few lines of code committed to the Bitcoin blockchain back in 2009, has amassed a following far beyond that

How to Apply for a Crypto License in Singapore

The Payment Services Act (PSA), outlines Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) compliance obligations for Virtual Asset Service Providers, modelled on the guidelines published by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in 2018. The PSA directly addresses financial crime risks related to payment technology whilst codifying previously separate payment regulations. Any business wishing to provide payment services in Singapore must first procure a license specifi

4 Key Crypto Compliance Skills to Form Your Hiring Bread and Butter

Are you one of the businesses wanting to hone in on a crypto user base predicted to reach 1 billion by the end of 2022? Then, of course, you are in the market for a Compliance Officer clued up to embrace the implications of integrating the use of cryptocurrencies within your business. From writing the job advertisement to conducting your first face to face interview, having a firm understanding of what’s expected of candidates who specialize in this relatively new and rapidly expanding technolo

The U.S. Russian Sanctions Have Empowered Crypto Regulation To a Presidential Scale

On February 21 2022, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to block the property of certain persons and prohibit certain transactions with respect to the continued Russian efforts to undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Since that day, global efforts to stop President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine have witnessed the passing of economic sanctions against Russia at a truly unprecedented level. Whilst these collected sanctions are beginning to reveal cracks in

The Benefits of Microservices Architecture

Ospree recently implemented a modular microservices architecture to match the needs of VASP companies requiring fast response times and scalability on demand. This is essential for deploying the Ospree platform as part of a highly functional compliance solution capable of performing real time validations. Unlike its predecessor, microservices architecture has a modern approach to designing and constructing software applications, which compartmentalizes their components into smaller, independent

Blockchain P2E’s Voracious Appetite for Gaming MarketShare

Web 3.0 is outstretching its hands to online gaming communities and 2022 is set for a GameFi — or “play-to-earn” (P2E) — hypergrowth. There are already 1.4 million daily interactions with games dapps - nearly half of the industry's usage - as well as $4 billion generated through in-game NFT transactions, according to the 2021 Dapp Industry Report. Modesta Masoit, DappRadar Head of Finance and Research claims we’re on the cusp of GameFi mass adoption: "As these three categories converge (DeFi, NF

2021 Was the Year of NFT'S, Will 2022 Be the Year of NFT Regulation?

At the start of 2021, NFTs were only known to a niche group within the crypto community. By year’s end, the market had swelled to over $40 billion (1) and had become a rakish phenomenon even to non-crypto adopters due to a rapid surge in investor demand. Large sums of money have historically been hidden and shuffled around under the guise of art. Agglutinating this commodity within a rapidly expanding digital market has inadvertently broadened the pool for money laundering under the guise of NF

NFT Marketplaces: The Crypto Playgrounds of 2021

In the digital world, NFTs have shown to be just as - if not greater value - than physical art we once deemed “priceless”. Digital artists and graphic designers are jumping to supply the demand whilst suffering from a plague of plagiarism within their community, with shameless scavengers testing the boundary between plagiarism and parody.‍ Beeple (aka Mike Winklemann) last year famously sold a single NFT collage for an incredible $69,346,250 through a first-of-its-kind auction at Christie’s in

How to Use SNAP Selling to Crush Your KPIs | tldv

To be a potential customer within a shrinking world is to be a fish in a sea littered with hooks. Where some bait may seem wildly inviting to some, most fish have evolved to know better than to fall for it hook, line and sinker. Especially when it can often result in costing their time – their most cherished commodity. Luckily, those in sales aren’t fishing at sea. They’re at their desks working hard with the near nonexistent time they have to balance customers needs with the demand to meet the

What Is XaaS Doing to SaaS in 2022? | tldv

Throughout 2020 and 2021, we saw SaaS infrastructures help almost every organization on the planet work from anywhere when the pandemic disrupted our lives. For those who didn’t have them integrated into their businesses before entering remote work, they sought the aid of third-party collaboration and video conferencing tools like Slack and Google Meet and invested in the development of their own corporate SaaS-based solutions. In 2022, the world is in a state of adjustment and we’ve set our si

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