• 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).

    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.

  • “How is Blockchain Technology Evolving?” at MIT Media Lab's The Business of Blockchain conference on May 2, 2019 (Photo by Leo Jakobson of Modern Consensus).

    Enterprise blockchain’s biggest challenge: getting competitors to work together

    At MIT’s Business of Blockchain conference, a panel called corporate social problems the biggest barrier to permissionless blockchain adoption

    Businesses that can’t learn to play nice with each other will be left behind by the blockchain revolution. That was the message of a panel on “How is Blockchain Technology Evolving?” at MIT Media Lab's day-long look at The Business of Blockchain on May 2. The event attracted companies like small blockchain startups, major consulting firms, and multinationals at the top of the Fortune 500.