• Securities Law and Blockchain Adoption

    The term “regulation” can elicit a lot of negative feelings, especially in the blockchain space in which conforming to the traditional regulatory frameworks can be antithetical to core elements of the innovation. While the role of regulation is hotly debated, one fact remains: formal regulation on one level or other is prerequisite to the adoption…

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  • Blockchain Payments Adoption: Easier is Better

    When it comes to our relationship with tech, easier wins. There is an an entire discipline focused on helping developers optimize their mobile applications for convenience. From where information is displayed on a screen, to how many clicks it takes to get to a key action. This discipline is focused on making life as easy…

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  • Demystifying Blockchain Adoption

    “For something to be adopted and widely accepted, it needs to be 10x better than the existing experience.” - Joey Krug, CIO Pantera Capital What drives adoption? That’s a question the blockchain industry is asking itself as the euphoria around the technology’s potential fades into the background and companies face the challenge of building tangible…

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  • Five Questions with Trevor Filter of Flexa

    Innovation in the blockchain space will accelerate during the next few years and redefine the ways we engage with, and transact on, the internet for the better. Trusted third parties have long acted as the gatekeeper to a more inclusive economy and now blockchain technology exists to offer us an alternative. While we continue to…

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  • When Individuals Control Their Data, Businesses Get Healthier

    Individual control over data is not only a moral imperative, but also creates economic value that improves overall business health. It does so by reducing costs and liabilities, and creating new markets and innovation. Yet, data ownership remains one of the most hotly debated issues in data governance. Early on, the inventor of the internet…

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  • Five Questions with IDEO CoLab

    Innovation in the blockchain space will accelerate during the next few years and redefine the ways we engage with, and transact on, the internet for the better. Trusted third parties have long acted as the gatekeeper to a more inclusive economy and now blockchain technology exists to offer us an alternative. While we continue to…

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  • Our Controversial View On Blockchain

    “How is blockchain technology, by itself, an impact investment?” That is the most consistent question I have received since announcing our blockchain investment initiative. It’s a fair question given Access Ventures’ role in the impact community and in pioneering a one-pocket investment mindset. This post is my attempt to answer the question. The sufficiency of…

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  • Reflections on Blockchain at SOCAP

    Can blockchain technology be used for social good and impact? From our perspective, this technology has the power to transform numerous industries and drive unprecedented impact — creating a smarter and more inclusive economy. As we are diving deeper into the blockchain community, it is becoming apparent that impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and impact-minded foundations…

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  • Access Ventures Invests In Blockchain

    Today we are launching a Blockchain Initiative that is focused on identifying and supporting companies that are building out the decentralized ecosystem. We believe this technology has the power to transform numerous industries and drive unprecedented impact — creating a smarter and more inclusive economy. A blockchain system is an electronic ledger that is shared…

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  • Blockchain And Economic Exclusion

    Can blockchain technology be the solution to economic exclusion? Recognizing that economic exclusion happens as trusted third parties centralize the decision of who may participate in the economy, blockchain’s potential to work around large institutions is certainly promising. When comparing a blockchain option to current solutions there is an apparent reality that, although well-meaning, existing solutions do not provide the decentralization…

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