Blockchain Series #2: Terms and Definitions

After having introduced blockchain's main achievement by means of the Byzantine Generals Problem, we first need to look at some relevant terms and the definition of blockchain itself. Blockchain technology is still at an early…

Blockchain Series #1: About Byzantine Generals

Welcome to the first epsiode of our series on blockchain. After the hype around Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has gradually come to an end, the technology behind one of the greatest innovations in recent finance…

A Cautionary Tale on Macri’s Gradualism

Argentine President Mauricio Macri enters a key mid-term period that will define his legacy. A conflictive domestic situation stands in stark contrast to the wave of cheer he has received from the international community. This…

Venezuela’s Regional Elections: What happens next?

On October 15, Venezuela had its decisive regional elections, where approximately 19 million voters were called upon to elect governors for twenty-three states. As for most of the Chávez era and especially during the rule…

Quo vadis, Europe?

It is no secret that the European Union is in a critical that will be crucial for its future development. With the financial crisis, Brexit and national and anti-EU parties gaining major shares in elections…

HNA Group – who is the major Deutsche…

According to information of Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), the Chinese conglomerate HNA indicated interest in getting on board Germany’s biggest insurance company Allianz SE, adding another headline after taking a major stake in the Deutsche Bank.…