All articles by Isaac Hanson

Isaac Hanson

Signal: Wise and Swift announce strategic partnership

International payments provider Wise will now be available to all banks that uitilise Swift’s financial messaging service.

Signal: Citigroup might have finally found a use for blockchain in finance

Citigroup announced the launch of its blockchain-based tokenisation payments system, the first major bank to do so.

Signal: crypto firm FTX gets approval for sale of $3.4bn in crypto assets

Amid ongoing legal battles over alleged fraud, FTX has been allowed to sell its remaining crypto assets to raise money for creditors.

Corporate sustainability “needs improved ESG standards and tools”

Global industry leaders are embracing ESG issues but diverging reporting standards pose a challenge to corporate sustainability, a business event heard.

Signal: PayPal CEO defends stablecoin launch despite unclear usage

Dan Schulman put forward an optimistic vision for the future of stablecoins despite their low adoption.

Signal: India’s Paytm launches a $12 hybrid PoS and soundbox

India’s largest digital payments company hopes to expand card acceptance amongst small businesses

Atlantic Money is betting on fiat as it expands into B2B

CEO Neeraj Baid tells EPI how he intends to disrupt the disruptors: keep it simple.

Cryptocurrencies aren’t currencies, so what are they? It’s still unclear

Isaac Hanson explores the uncertain legal status of cryptocurrencies in the US following high-profile lawsuits.

Signal: SEC crypto crackdown may be having unintended effect

The 19 coins classified as securities by the SEC in June have seen an uptick in trading as bitcoin stabilises.

Tweets of the week: crypto gains, blockchain meddling and debt troubles 

As XRP wins landmark victory against SEC, hopes are high for crypto’s future – but trouble may be on the horizon as banks get involved