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Is crypto regulated in the UK? (An overview of financial regulation of crypto in the UK) Part 2 | James Kaufmann, Partner at Howard Kennedy LLP


Marketing cryptoassets Under the “financial promotion” rules, as an invitation or inducement to engage in financial activity can only be made by a person with FCA authorisation. Advertising FCA regulated cryptoassets is subject to the same requirements. The content of …

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Sam Martin CEO of Peckwater Brands discusses the virtual brand model and what disrupting food-for-now and food delivery really means.


The hospitality sector has faced an endless stream of challenges since the beginning of the 2020s. The Covid-19 pandemic hit the sector like a steam train. With numerous social distancing restrictions followed by a snails-pace return to ‘normal life’ from …

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E-merchandising is the next revolution in retail | Alexandre de Vigan, Founder and CEO of nfinite, explains why!


Forward-thinking retailers competing online understand that the most effective way to turn shoppers into customers is to deliver a great experience driven by content that entices, inspires, and converts. In retail, the most powerful content is visual.  Compelling product visuals …

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Is crypto regulated in the UK? (An overview of financial regulation of crypto in the UK) Part I | James Kaufmann, Partner at Howard Kennedy LLP


Is crypto regulated in the UK? (An overview of financial regulation of crypto in the UK) James Kaufmann[1], 21 June 2022 Crypto. Blockchain. Stablecoins. NFTs. DeFi. The always fast-moving world of finance is expanding at an ever-increasing pace. Within this …

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As Governments wrestle with Cleantech, Christian Hendriksen, Co Founder & CEO of Rensair, talks indoor air quality and the future!


Cleantech is booming. Fuelled by COP26, it’s now the third largest venture capital investment sector behind IT and Biotech. Yet there is one facet that, prior to the pandemic, has often been overlooked: Indoor Air Quality. So what’s the issue …

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Jon Lerner, Partner at Smedvig Capital | Q & A


What were your biggest learnings at Bain & Company? That hard work and a great team can solve pretty much any problem; That it’s always worth looking at the data, analysing it and most importantly acting on it; that structured …

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Global-first Business is Here to Stay | Omnipresent’s Co-founder and Co-CEO Matthew Wilson explains why…


We founded Omnipresent in November 2019, months before most of the world was unexpectedly flung into enforced remote work. Omnipresent started as an idea to simplify the process of hiring and paying employees, wherever they find themselves. Guenther Eisinger, Omnipresent …

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Is this the year that employment verification moves to the forefront of digital transformation? | Chris Milligan Founder and CEO of Konfir explains!


We certainly think so. There is a clear need and opportunity to improve the process for employment verification across the UK. The existing process is broken; it’s painfully slow, non-standardised, lacks proper security measures, and doesn’t always follow data sharing …

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Taymoor Atighetchi, Founder of Papier – on the return to analogue, international expansion and funding


I’ve always had a love and appreciation for art and design and aged 17 sold antiques on Portobello Market – I was the market’s youngest antique dealer and it was an important learning experience in how to sell. I quickly …

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The global challenges we face will be tackled by collaborations across technologies,sectors and companies’ (The Wired World 2022) Do you agree?


I agree. Tech companies, especially tech startups, are the critical drivers of innovation – they learn, iterate and deliver faster and force the market to improve their offerings. We also see a pollination of disruptive models and technologies between different …

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