Short post today, just to say we’re thrilled and humbed for for Vektor to be selected for Y Combinator! 🎉

In a decision that would have surprised myself and my co-founder Akram when we applied just a few months ago, we decided to turn it down for a few company reasons, but we still are super grateful to the YC folks for the opportunity and for helping us articulate our company and vision to them.

We still highly recommend the programme for others — apply now at

Otherwise come join us!

June 2021


By Andy Bryant on The Capital

Image credit: Andrey-Burmakin

This is my second Bitcoin halving event, but for many people following the crypto/bitcoin space, this will be their first. I thought it might be useful to write a few words on the most common questions that I get asked about this significant event in Bitcoin.

The next halving takes place on May 12. What is the halving? Why does it happen every 4 years?

Bitcoin, by its design…

A self-assessment of my blockchain bets in 2019 — did I hit or miss?

Time to score my predictions.. (Photo by Jorge Franganillo on Unsplash)

Everyone in the crypto space seems busy right now publishing their predictions for 2020. Yet while Twitter abounds with a variety of divination, some interesting and thoughtful, but also some delusional and naive (Sorry #XRPArmy, but $1,000 XRP would value the asset at more than half of global GDP —…

And how Blockchain will trigger a Machine-Economy Explosion..

(NB this is part 2 of my Machine Economics series. Feel free to read Part 1, although this piece can also stand alone)

Chicago Board of Trade, 1999 (Andreas Gursky)

As internet technology continues it’s unstoppable march from the relatively benign world of information sharing and socialising, and into our more sacred and serious financial matters, the…

An attempt to demystify the Travel Rule challenges for Virtual Asset Service Providers using practical step-by-step examples


Author is COO of bitFlyer Europe, a global crypto exchange and regulated VASP.

The global crypto-sphere is buzzing about the recent guidelines by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regarding it’s new Risk-Based-Approach (RBA) for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs).

The FATF, one of the fewer global intergovernmental organisations that…

Will biological ‘wet-ware’ always have a place in the economy?

The future economy will be barely recognisable to humans. Investment and economic decision-making, far from being under our control, will be so advanced in sophistication that human minds will be relegated to mere passengers in a cambrian explosion of novel, automated methods and financial forces. It will be difficult to…

Andy Bryant

Co-Head / COO of bitFlyer Europe. Blockchain/Cryptonomics/Futurism nerd. Views expressed are my own.

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