Dan Taki CEO of Nordic Blockchain Association

Dan Taki: The Nordic Blockchain Association promotes business transformations anchored in blockchain technology.

ARYZE spoke with Dan Taki, entrepreneur and CEO of The Nordic Blockchain Association (NBA). He discusses blockchain’s multidimensional nature, among others, how it can help fight corruption and fraudulency in society, increasing sustainability, trustworthiness, and transparency. The Nordic Blockchain Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 and is conceived to consolidate and combine the Blockchain …

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ARYZE signs MOU with International Business Institute at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences to build Fintech Lab.

As of recently, ARYZE has started a collaboration with Faculty of International Business Studies at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, located in the Netherlands. By signing the MOU, the two parties are intentional in creating value for both students and ARYZE. In this instance, this means building a fintech lab at the IBS faculty, and providing different fintech …

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ARYZE CFO Morten Nielsen: Our mission is to make digital cash available for everyone, everywhere, at any time.

ARYZE CFO Morten Nielsen was invited to discuss ARYZE on the 8topuz podcast with Anthony Munns. Nielsen covered how Digital Cash will solve the four pillars ARYZE focuses on; credit and market risk, remittances, financial exclusion, and anti-money laundry, and also explained how ARYZE eliminates some of the biggest issues for NGOs working globally. Through …

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ARYZE’s B2B2C Business Model: Onboarding organizations, end-users, and developers

ARYZE has laid out a plan to onboard organizations, individual users, and developers to take part in offered solutions. Using a B2B2C model, ARYZE will create synergies between developing and consuming parties on the platform. ARYZE offers the needed tools for the development of its payment ecosystem and will bring these services to various types …

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Erica Stanford: What the near future of Crypto could look like

ARYZE spoke with Erica Stanford, founder of the Crypto Curry club. She discusses with us which payment issues can be solved by crypto, future potential use cases, and what it needs to become mainstream. In 2018, Erica Stanford founded the Crypto Curry Club to bring together industry experts and professionals. In the midst of the many events she now organizes, …

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Emily Hoble: How to position yourself in London’s competitive business landscape

ARYZE spoke with Emily Hoble, Senior Inward Investment Manager at London and Partners where she helps companies move successfully to London. Her areas of expertise include financial services, business services, and technology and in our conversation, she shared with us why London stands out in the market and the must-knows for businesses looking to enter the British city. It …

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ARYZE to onboard the financially excluded and underserved

In today’s world, financial exclusion forms a structural problem within the modern banking industry and impacts the lives of many. The World Bank states that around 1.7 billion adults are formally excluded from financial services, which makes up for forty percent of the global adult population. In some of the world’s poorest countries, this percentage …

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Remittances with ARYZE: Eliminating costs, complexity and delay

One of the four pillars ARYZE aims to solve is remittances. International money transfer costs are extremely high, at an average of 7% of the total amount being sent, and even higher in poorer countries. This has huge implications for the 800 million people relying on remittance money. ARYZE is seeking to fix this problem …

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Money Laundering and its far-stretching impact on the world

Due to the fragmented financial industry operating in silos, criminal activities such as money laundering find their ways through the system. Insufficient methods of tracking transactions, especially cross-border transfers, leave too much space for money laundering to still exist. ARYZE’s solution of offering an interoperable, high-tech payments system has the ability to track money more …

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Pamela Norton and her personal philosophy which promotes entrepreneurship

ARYZE spoke with Pamela Norton about entrepreneurship and her attitude and perspectives that assist her in being a successful entrepreneur Pamela Norton, founder and CEO of Borsetta, discussed with ARYZE the various tools she brings to her work. She promotes gratitude, keeping the ego at bay, trust, and details various components of her entrepreneurial spirit. …

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ARYZE’s platform: Where legacy and tech-based systems can finally communicate

Both the legacy and tech-based financial systems are insufficiently interoperational to reap the benefits of the flourishing fintech industry. ARYZE is fixing this problem by creating a financial platform where legacy, fintech and blockchain based financial service providers can inter-and-co-operate, unifying the value chain. The previous article in this series explored the limitations of physical …

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Fintech lawyer Dalibor Cerny’s perspective on regulation and merging fintech with traditional players

ARYZE spoke with lawyer Dalibor Cerny about his work in the uncharted territory of fintech regulatory law and how traditional players like banks can interplay with the fintech sector Dalibor Cerny currently works as a fintech and new tech lawyer in Prague, Czech Republic. Dalibor initially worked as a finance lawyer with traditional finance institutions …

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ARYZE’s Digital Cash: Smart, fast and a game-changer for the globalized world

Despite major innovations within the fintech industry, there currently exists no programmable, ‘smart money’ digital representation of national currencies. ARYZE is building this in the form of “Digital Cash”, a currency with all the familiarity and practicality of existing national currencies with all the programmability and dynamism of cryptocurrencies. As discussed in the previous article …

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ARYZE CEO Jack Nikogosian: ‘‘We are creating digital money the way it should have been built in the first place’’

Recently, ARYZE CEO Jack Nikogosian joined the conversation on the “Blockchain won’t save the world” podcast with IBM’s Anthony Day. Nikogosian, amongst many other things, discussed money and how his company is building a full reserve bank. Anthony Day is a digital strategist with a background from Deloitte having joined IBM where he works as …

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Katie Hyson: The power of purposeful collaboration

ARYZE spoke with Katie Hyson, director at Business Fights Poverty to discuss how companies can collaborate to solve some of the world’s largest social issues. Katie Hyson is an expert in sustainability and joined Business Fights Poverty in the spring of 2018 where she now works as a director. After having worked within various multinational …

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ARYZE wins Most Innovative Financial Ecosystem Developer Award

ARYZE has been selected by Corporate Vision Magazine as the Most Innovative Financial Ecosystem Developer of Europe, part of the Technology Innovator Awards 2020. Corporate Vision Magazine announced ARYZE as the winner of the Most Innovative Financial Ecosystem Developer Award 2020. The ARYZE team is very excited to have been recognized for its innovative work …

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Expert advice: Top 5 tips to make innovation a core part of your company

ARYZE spoke with Jeanette Carlsson as she shared with us her top advice for businesses to successfully manage innovation within their companies. Jeanette Carlsson is the founder and CEO of Tech Nordic Advocates, Northern Europe’s largest tech/startup ecosystem, headquartered in Copenhagen; CEO of newmedia2.0, diplomatic and board advisor with a background as a global, European business leader at IBM and …

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Richard Wang on how his technical experience supports his career in marketing and sales

ARYZE spoke with Richard Wang about his technical experience, his work in Silicon Valley with startups, and his current endeavor at DraperDragonFund. Richard’s current position is as Partner with DraperDragonFund in China. DraperDragonFund is a joint venture between internationally recognized venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and DragonVenture, which helped pioneer venture capital in …

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The big challenges of money-flow between Denmark and NGOs world-wide – and how to solve them

ARYZE spoke with Jacob Strange-Thomsen, Financial Management Specialist from the Danish Foreign Ministry. We discussed how funding flows from the Danish government to NGOs operating globally and the security challenges alongside this, which ARYZE aims to solve. ARYZE is tackling some of the greatest challenges caused by outdated financial infrastructures and incumbents. One of the …

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Andrew Batey on taking risks and entrepreneurship

ARYZE spoke with Andrew Batey about risk-taking, entrepreneurship, and his company Beatdapp Andrew Batey, also known as “Fidel Cashflow”, is an entrepreneur who enjoys the adrenaline rush of taking risks in his free time and also in his work. Andrew has taught advanced marketing and entrepreneurship courses at FIDM, and currently teaches Advertising and Marketing …

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UNICEFs Blockchain Engineer Mehran Hydary: Why tech and funding solutions are needed for international organizations moving forward

ARYZE spoke with Mehran Hydary, Blockchain Product Engineer at UNICEF to discuss how international organizations working globally could benefit from investing in innovation, tech, and payment solutions. Mehran Hydary works as a Blockchain Product Engineer at UNICEF where he is part of the office of innovation. Hydary’s involvement with blockchain began as he was working at …

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Pēteris Zilgalvis: How to stimulate the tech market through regulation and consultation

ARYZE spoke with Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit for Digital Innovation and Blockchain at the European Commission. He shared how to stimulate technology through regulations, recommendations or guidelines, and when to step in or let the market develop freely. Pēteris Zilgalvis is the Head of Unit for Digital Innovation and Blockchain at the European Commission …

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ARYZE partners with Episode Six to launch a state-of-the-art banking solution

ARYZE has signed a partnership with financial technology provider Episode Six to unlock possibilities for more efficient and secure payment transfers. ARYZE has announced its newest partnership with Episode Six, a next-generation financial technology provider that enables financial institutions, fintechs and other innovative companies to create differentiated financial and payments products. As part of the …

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Investment advice: Opportunities and challenges in the UK market for Danish companies

ARYZE spoke to Maren Dolva, investment advisor at the Department for International Trade, part of the British Embassy in Denmark. She shared with us her experience of helping companies enter the UK market, and what companies should focus on along the way. As the Danish start-up scene is growing, for different companies the question comes …

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ARYZE is launching $15 million funding round and has chosen IBM and Episode Six to change $2 trillion industry

Award winning Danish fintech ARYZE is launching a USD $15 million funding round after selecting Episode Six and IBM to support initiatives aimed at solving the inefficiencies of today’s payment systems and reducing the costs significantly. Agreement with customers has been signed. In 2019, the prestigious Fintech50 selected ARYZE as one of the 10 most …

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Susanne Hannestad: Fintech expansion beyond the Nordic borders

Susanne Hannestad, CEO of Fintech Mundi, a global fintech accelerator, spoke with ARYZE about market expansion opportunities for fintech and the significance of the Nordic payments space. With drive and excitement, Susanne Hannestad helps Nordic and Baltic companies scale globally. Getting to work with passionate, knowledgeable, and energetic people within the fintech space, is what …

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Jana Bulkin on Integration, Sustainability, and Blockchain’s role in the “New Normal”

ARYZE speaks with Jana Bulkin about her 20 years of experience in the IT sector, integration and sustainability, and Blockchain’s role in the “new normal” after Covid-19 Jana Bulkin is the CIO at IntegrationWorks Asia Co., Ltd, an assistant lecturer at Munich University of Applied Sciences and she started her own business S2Bconnected where she …

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Tony Craddock: COVID-19 and future payments – the role of regulators, Central Banks and industry competitors

ARYZE spoke with Tony Craddock, Director General of the Emerging Payments Association, where he talked us through some of the biggest payments developments taking place due to COVID-19 and how involved parties can play a role in moving money forward. Before the industry changed drastically due to COVID-19, the development of payments was on a …

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Scale-up advice: How to get funding and enter a new market

ARYZE spoke with Canute’s Rasmus Bjørn Dahl to discuss scaling to new markets. Dahl shares his experience from helping Danish start-ups scale successfully and tells us some key challenges to overcome. If there is one thing that Rasmus Bjørn Dahl is extremely passionate about; it is to see start-ups grow and succeed. From the early …

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Promoting a multidisciplinary approach to understanding money, systems, Bitcoin, and blockchain technologies

ARYZE spoke with Brandon Quittem about the multidisciplinary nature of understanding Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies   Brandon Quittem is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and passionate Bitcoiner. Brandon is also a researcher and as he puts it, “my superpower is taking complex information and turning it into simple, actionable, intelligence”. During his interview with ARYZE, Brandon …

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