Fuelling Ireland’s Economic Growth Through the Opportunity of Crypto

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    Ireland is uniquely positioned to benefit from the growth and adoption of blockchain and cryptoasset technology. Before I tell you why, let me tell you my story, how crypto assets inspired me, and why I believe in Ireland’s potential to thrive through this emerging fintech sector, writes Kraken’s Brian Gahan. My Journey to […]

Web3 Innovation without Breaking the Law: DORA, MiCAr, EU digital identity, digital privacy privacy and more

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Date and Time: Wed, 19 Jun 18:30 – 20:30 Location: Dogpatch Labs, Custom House Quay Dublin 1 How can you navigate the growing list of regulations as a startup? During this in-person after-work event, we will discover how web3 businesses can innovate in the Irish and European regulatory environment. Our panel will share their experiences […]

Crypto.com achieves Irish VASP approval

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The Central Bank of Ireland has awarded Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) approval to crypto exchange Crypto.com. The company with more than 100 million customers worldwide and a leader in regulatory compliance, security and privacy,  said the approval follows a thorough review of Crypto.com’s commitment to compliance, including its anti-money laundering and combating the financing […]

Applications now open for online MSc in Fintech Innovation

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Massive transformations in digital technologies have created a growing demand for talented professionals in the financial services industries with the ability to transcend knowledge domains in finance, innovation and technology. The part-time and online MSc in Fintech Innovation (Level 9 NFQ / 90 ECTS), delivered by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, in collaboration with Munster Technological […]

Central Bank of Ireland announces Innovation Sandbox Programme

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The Central Bank of Ireland has confirmed it will establish an Innovation Sandbox Programme in 2024. The programme will provide regulatory advice and support for innovative projects that promote better outcomes for society and the financial system, says CBI. The CBI announcement follows a three-month public consultation, and comes alongside a Feedback Statement to a […]

Blockhain Ireland Awards 2024!

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After a hugely successful Blockchain Ireland Week 2024, the wrap party was a joyous affair. This was due in no small part to the annual Blockchain Ireland Awards! Blockchain Ireland was delighted to recognise the oustanding contribution to the community and ecosystem made by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, and in his […]

Blockchain Bootcamp launch

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Join our BI Startups and Web3 ecosystem to learn more about Web3, DeFi, Crypto Startup culture. Connect with blockchain, crypto and Web3 founding teams, learn about Web3 product pipelines, digital marketing and community-building, fundraising and pitching in the Blockchain Bootcamp. The Blockchain Bootcamp will be weekly Monday Morning All-Hands and 1-1 mentorship for talented Web3 […]

Blockchain Ireland Week 2024 – Second Stage!

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Blockchain Ireland is delighted to announce a collaboration between the Technical and Start-ups and Web3 working groups for a second stage at Blockchain Ireland Week 2024. Taking place along side, but complementary to, the main stage, the programme will be hosted in the Maharry Theatre in the Trinity Business School. See below for the evolving […]

Mastercard launches ‘next gen’ of blockchain payments startup program

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Fintech giant Mastercard has announced that five new startups have joined its Start Path Blockchain and Digital Assets program, reports Cointelegraph. The Start Path Blockchain and Digital Assets program is a fintech accelerator program that focuses on “exploring future use cases to scale new solutions with startups around the world.” Joining the program are crypto […]

AI compute bottleneck: a case for decentralization

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The rapid development of AI over recent years, and particularly the rate at which Open AI seems to keep churning out new iterations of its GPT model, make it easy to assume that the technology will continue on a fairly linear trajectory as it matures – perhaps similar to the evolution of the internet. However, […]

Central Bank Innovation Hub – new website and engagement form

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The Central Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Hub has launched a new web site, with new media for engagement. The CBI Innovation Hub describes it as “the first in a number of changes being rolled out as identified in the recent Consultation Paper 156 and is designed to be a much better user experience & provide […]

Consensys is suing the SEC to defend the Ethereum ecosystem

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Consensys was founded on an era-defining mission: to empower people and communities through access to blockchain technologies, said the company in a statement. “We believe that advancing adoption of blockchain platforms like Ethereum will help reshape and enhance how future generations will manage economic, financial, social, political, and technological systems, creating a more equitable, transparent, […]