New opportunities for the underbanked have arrived!

Full transcript of the episode is available here. Do you remember what transactions were like before internet banking? They were expensive, took multiple days to transfer, and had to be done directly from bank branches. But for some communities in 2021, this is still the norm. Internet banking isn’t available in countries like Nigeria. In addition, … Read more

How Vacuumlabs engineers built not one, but two of the most popular Cardano wallets

The success of a cryptocurrency depends on much more than just the core protocol that it’s built on top of. Currencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum are valuable not only because of the technical innovations at the platform level, but also because of the ecosystem of application developers, corporate users, research bodies, liquidity and staking providers, … Read more

Behind the scenes: how we built AdaLite, the first Cardano light wallet.

We recently published an article about how we built AdaLite — one of our most successful spin-off companies within the Vacuum Group, and the first light wallet for the Cardano blockchain. Today, I will take you on a technical behind-the-scenes, and show you how what was supposed to be a “quick side project” turned into … Read more

How dragons transform into unicorns

Full transcript of this episode is available here. A seamless challenger bank experience, with the long-standing loyalty and brand awareness of an incumbent? It sounds too good to be true. It normally is.  If dragons could create successful unicorns, the rewards would be immense. Imagine the scalability, efficiency and agility of a challenger if they held … Read more

Bitcoin at the Tipping Point: Highlights from the Citi GPS Report

A well-researched study First of all, the Citi GPS study is very well researched and written. Gone are the times of Bitcoin being called “fraud” or “rat poison squared” by major banks’ CEOs and celebrity investors. Citi’s report was written by a team of six professionals that know their subject matter. Moreover, the team consulted … Read more