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Introducing Algorand COVID-19 Data
April 8th, 2020

Introducing Algorand COVID-19 Data

In response to COVID-19, the Algorand Foundation created a survey to enable individuals to directly report their real-time COVID-19 status anonymously. In our continuing effort to promote transparency and an open economy, we have built a tool to monitor the COVID-19 account for survey transactions and store all responses in an easily accessible data file.

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Cartan Connections Issue #3
March 31st, 2020

Cartan Connections Issue #3

Unprecedented circumstances have forced companies to respond quickly and with a lack of preparation. McKinsey and the Harvard Business Review highlight actions taken by companies around the world and how managers can effectively support remote employees. Meanwhile, momentum for central bank digital currencies continues as the Republic of the Marshall Islands select Algorand to develop its digital currency.

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Cartan Connections Issue #2
March 10th, 2020

Cartan Connections Issue #2

Is blockchain technology moving to the mainstream? The building blocks continue as the Sverige Riksbank launches an e-krona pilot project while KPMG highlights four critical foundations for continued growth in this ecosystem.

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Cartan Connections Issue #1
February 26th, 2020

Cartan Connections Issue #1

Will 2020 be the year of Central Bank Digital Currencies? As global jurisdictions continue to contemplate the role and future of central bank digital currencies, Australia launches a five-year blockchain roadmap and the Bahamas' modernization initiative continues with the introduction of the "Sand Dollar".

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Algorand Protocol Upgrade
November 21st, 2019

Algorand Protocol Upgrade

Algorand has announced the release of a protocol upgrade that introduces new features such as Algorand Standard Assets, Atomic Transfers, and Algorand Smart Contracts to the Algorand network. These features provide a commercial solution to create and manage fungible tokens as well as present a secure means to perform multi-party transactions between global institutions. We are extremely excited for this protocol upgrade and look forward to introducing its powerful capabilities to the institutional community.

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200M Algo Staking Reward Program
September 11th, 2019

200M Algo Staking Reward Program

Cartan Group is pleased to present our dashboard for the 200 million Algo staking reward program (the “Staking Reward Program”). The dashboard can be found at https://algoprogram.cartan.dev.

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How Cryptography Unlocks the Next Generation Financial Services
May 4th, 2019

How Cryptography Unlocks the Next Generation Financial Services

Cryptography started as a means to secure communication across time and distance. Scrambling letters using a pattern or according to a predetermined value (for instance A becomes C, B becomes D, C becomes E and so on) prevented messengers or other parties delivering the message from being able to decipher the content. Securing communications against unintended recipients has been an ongoing ambition since humans first started communicating.

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Why the Cayman Islands Needs to Believe in Unicorns
April 8th, 2019

Why the Cayman Islands Needs to Believe in Unicorns

Fintech is widely seen as a disruptive force in the financial services industry. But as billion-dollar companies in the fintech space look to scale and expand their operations to robustly regulated and secure jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, Brandon Caruana explains why the future looks bright for Cayman as an “Innovation Island” and the evolving role of technology in financial services.

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Competing in a Future of Unknown Unknowns
March 26th, 2019

Competing in a Future of Unknown Unknowns

Major structural movements in technology, demographics, and geopolitical intervention has created a constantly changing competitive environment. Infrequent waterfall decision processes must become dynamic, malleable sprint cycles that deliver incremental value. Competing in a future of unknown unknowns will require a change in mindset, empowering nimble teams, and embracing calculated risks.

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Planting Economic Substance in the Cayman Islands
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March 7th, 2019

Planting Economic Substance in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands has always subscribed to uphold and maintain international best practices and the recent enactment of the Economic Substance law further strengthens that commitment. High-risk intellectual property structures now face considerable thresholds to show their native roots and local counsel should be approached to determine the legal ramifications and full operational impact.

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