• Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and Crypto Currencies

    Previously, Oliver Völkel and his colleagues from the Austrian law firm Stadler Völkel discussed cryptocurrencies from a private law perspective as well as coins and tokens from a capital markets law perspective. In this follow-up blog post on Discover CEE Oliver Völkel and Leyla Farahmandnia focus on anti-money laundering legislation and crypto currencies. Enjoy the […]

  • Customer engagement solutions for banks

    This time we talked to Moxtra, participant of RBI’s Elevator Lab and leader in mobile-first embeddable collaboration services, offers an embeddable, omni-channel client engagement platform for financial services companies. Using Moxtra’s technology, clients and bank agents can collaborate around documents using secure messaging, e-signatures, voice layered over content and real-time meetings. Have a look at […]

  • How to get maximum value out of data

    On their website they say they are obsessed with finding answers: Gauss Algorithmic, one of the fintechs participating in RBI’s accelerator programme Elevator Lab support companies to expose and exploit the wealth hidden in data for their further development. They specialise in Big Data. We talked to Johnson Darkwah, one of Gauss Algorithmic’s Big Data […]

  • Coins and Tokens as Securities?

    The last time, Oliver Völkel and Julia Heinisch from the Austrian law firm Stadler Völkel discussed cryptocurrencies from a private law perspective.  In the blog post below, Oliver Völkel and his colleague Leyla Farahmandnia have a look on coins and tokes from a capital markets law perspective. Enjoy the read! Capital Markets Law Perspective on […]

  • Crypotcurrencies discussed from a private law perspective

    Last time we read some preliminary remarks about legal aspects of virtual currencies. This time we will dig a little deeper into the matter. The law firm Stadler Völkel have addressed some of the legal questions that have been raised and try to provide answers from an Austrian law perspective. Oliver Völkel and Julia Heinisch […]

  • Sarajevo Unlimited: Shifting Boundaries

    At the end of 2017, the Sarajevo Unlimited Forum organized by the local accelerator Networks took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the second time. The aim of this innovation forum to bring established companies and IT start-ups together was clearly achieved: More than 3,000 participants from 20 countries, including around 50 start-ups, met in […]

  • Will technologies shape the way companies deal with regulatory requirements?

    We talked to the start-ups that will eventually participate in the accelerator programme “Elevator Lab” of Raiffeisen Bank International. In our mini-series we introduce these fintechs and their business models. Last time, we heard about Sonect from Switzerland, this time, we get to know Russel Perry, founder and CEO of kompany. The start-up provides real-time […]

  • Legal aspects of virtual currencies

    Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin or Ether are currently among the hottest topics in some media and also some board rooms. It seems that a whole industry has come to life in only a matter of months. As a result, there is a lot of uncertainty and misinformation — not only with regard to the […]

  • How will we use real money over the next years?

    In July 2017,  the application phase for “Elevator Lab”, the fintech accelerator program of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) started. In total, 336 fintech start-ups used the opportunity for a potential long-term cooperation with the RBI Group and RBI’s 16.6 million customers in Austria and the CEE region. 13.4 per cent of all applications were submitted by […]

  • New payment gadgets to come

    Imagine paying for fuel right on the head-up display of your car, or paying for clothes in the changing room, or simply paying with your watch, some other sort of jewelry or the sleeve of your jacket. This is actually not so far from real life, as you might think. As posted in this article […]

  • Smartphones as payment devices

    Financial transactions are speeding up. Transfer times have already become much shorter in the past years. Diverse initiatives on the European level will also promote and challenge this, for example Instant Payments, which means to implement euro payments within ten seconds in Europe by the end of the year – 24 hours a day, 365 […]