Banks and their role as trustworthy partners in the context of crypto

In the second half of the year 2022, the events in the “crypto world” have overturned. In particular, the events surrounding the crypto exchange FTX have shaken the crypto world and its followers’ and investors’ confidence in this area. As a result, the security factor has come into focus when choosing the appropriate provider, which […]

Lower transaction fees and better UX on Ethereum

A few weeks ago, Uniswap Labs released an improvement for token permissions that previously remained unresolved with the ERC-20 standard and Permit1 (EIP-2612): Permit2.   A good user experience and gas cost optimization are important building blocks when implementing use cases on a public blockchain. The original permission method in Ethereum had weaknesses. Users had […]

Bitcoin Carbon Footprint Analysis

Bitcoin Carbon Footprint Analysis About the study The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and INTAS.tech present a flexible carbon offset model for investors, asset managers, crypto exchanges, and custodians. Our model allows the calculation to focus on either the number of Bitcoins held (ownership-based network usage) or on proportional network usage relative to the growth of […]

Coinbase Crypto Report Europe

Coinbase Crypto Report Europe Get insights from the retail investor market and the pulse towards the digital assets’ investment sentiment. Talk to our experts Get retail investment insights to make better business decisions. Understand the opportunities and potential market share that you can capture by opening your service offering towards digital assets.   In collaboration […]

DLT Pilot Regime – EU establishes a regulatory sandbox for the digital securities market

The DLT Pilot Regime is an EU-wide regulatory sandbox for market infrastructures based on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). It aims to further support and promote the potential of digital finance in terms of innovation and competition while reducing potential risks. Furthermore, the pilot regime’s testing environment is planned for six years, starting on 23 March […]

Carbon Emissions of Bitcoin

Bitcoin carbon emissions

Frankfurt am Main — November 16, 2021 — The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) and INTAS.tech have published a study that outlines a new approach to offsetting the CO2 emissions generated by the Bitcoin network. The study outlines a two-pronged, flexible carbon-offset model for investors, asset managers, crypto exchanges, and custodians that is aligned with […]

Taking a Decentralized Loan – Lending and Borrowing in DeFi

DeFi Lending

Decentralized finance (DeFi) has seen tremendous development in recent months. Compared to the traditional finance industry, many people are already using lending platforms on a daily basis instead of using the cumbersome products of the traditional finance industry. According to DeFi Pulse, the ecosystem had a total value of about $20 billion in October 2020. […]

Digital Assets: The Future Of Capital Markets

For many years, certain parts of the financial markets have been burdened by unnecessary restrictions that create inefficiencies in the free allocation of capital. The imminent widespread adoption of digital assets promises to change that. This article serves as an introduction to digital assets and describes some of the associated opportunities and challenges for retail […]

IT Security as a critical factor in the context of digital assets

The ongoing digitization of assets poses significant challenges to the security of IT. On the one hand, more cyberattacks can be expected the more asset classes are traded in the form of tokens. On the other hand, the efficient interactions of humans and machines in the execution of transactions and decentralized applications are coming into […]