• It's all rainbows and alpacas for eToro CEO Yoni Assia at the Ethereal Summit in Tel Aviv, September 15, 2019 (photo by Molly Jane Zuckerman for Modern Consensus).
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    How blockchain will ‘eat’ finance: An interview with eToro CEO Yoni Assia

    Modern Consensus sat down with Yoni Assia, the CEO and founder of social trading network eToro, at this weekend’s Ethereal Summit in Tel Aviv

    Yoni Assia is quite confident that traditional finance will eventually fully transition over to blockchain—in his oft-repeated words, “it's going to eat their existing financial systems.” Having begun trading at just 13 years old, the eToro CEO brought the social trading platform into the crypto space in 2010, with a further step towards adoption in the launch of the eToroX crypto exchange earlier this year.

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    EU study: blockchain can help meet data privacy rules

    While big hurdles remain, blockchains can likely be designed to meet and even support GDPR privacy requirements

    A new report by the European Parliamentary Research Service takes issue with the idea that blockchains are incompatible with the EU’s new data privacy laws.

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    Report: With blockchain hype over, focus now on active blockchain businesses

    Digital marketing agency Zage interviewed leaders of more than 100 businesses currently using blockchain technology in the real world

    A seamless user experience is one of the keys to the widespread adoption of blockchain technology, according to a report released on August 19 by digital marketing agency Zage.

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    Blockchain will grow to $15.9 billion in 2023, IDC reports

    Enterprise blockchain technology has proved its worth, and will grow to almost six times its current size over five years

    Corporate adoption of blockchain technology has reached a “tipping point” that will see spending grow dramatically the next four years, reaching $15.9 billion by 2023, according to a report released on August 8 by the well-respected research firm IDC.