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Building The World’s Fastest And Most Scalable Blockchain
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Building The World’s Fastest And Most Scalable Blockchain


The blockchain world is all about technology and Velas is one of the fastest, as well as cheaper, blockchains. With more than $100,000,000 in capitalization, Velas is up there with Solana and Polkadot. Farkhad Shagulyamov, you are the co-founder of Velas. Can you please give us a brief introduction about yourself and how you became involved in blockchain? Farkhad Shagulyamov: I was born in Uzbekistan,…

In An Age Of Technological Megacities And Silicon Valley, Why Are So Many Entrepreneurs And Innovators Planning A Move Into The Jungle

In An Age Of Technological Megacities And Silicon Valley, Why Are So Many Entrepreneurs And Innovators Planning A Move Into The Jungle


Most modern megacities have clearly been influenced by twentieth-century science fiction, but something is luring brilliant entrepreneurs into the jungles. It begs the question: what do work and life look like outside of these traditional structures? In March 2020, tech-obsessed entrepreneur Steven Alber found himself stuck in the mountains for seven months, eventually ending up in the town of Cusco,…

Monaco’s Blue Fund A Success, Latest Digital Transformation Government Figures Show

Monaco’s Blue Fund A Success, Latest Digital Transformation Government Figures Show


The Blue Fund programme - the investment vehicle of the Monaco government’s Extended Monaco Business platform that launched September 2020 - has proved a major success, according to the latest digital transformation figures published by the Monaco Government. Figures show that the Blue Fund received more than 400 applications in just 8 months - more than two and a half applications per day -…

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Article first published in Forbes Monaco March/April 2021 issue. Sculptor Anthony James shines light in Opera Gallery’s online viewing room. In troubled times, art always was a gateway—a path towards solace, contemplation,…


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Ahead In The Cloud: Frédéric Genta

Article first published in Forbes Monaco March/April 2021 issue. As the first country in the world to roll out 5G in July 2019, Monaco now leads Europe in another digital transition premiere. At the announcement of the sovereign cloud…


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Facebook is trying to fight back against attacks on Uyghur activists, allegedly carried out by Chinese hackers who are wielding potent Android and iPhone malware, the social networking giant announced Wednesday. Using Facebook, the group, previously…


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Monaco launched its Extended Monaco initiative in 2019, which aims to ensure that the entire Monegasque community can benefit from digital. As part of this, the Extended Monaco for Businesses programme was introduced to help companies understand…


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Extended Monaco for Businesses: Why The Digital Transformation Scheme Will Be A Success

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Talk Of The Token Town

Talk Of The Token Town

Article first published in Forbes Monaco September/October 2020 issue. As Monaco passes blockchain bill giving STOs legal framework, Frédéric Genta helps drive the country’s financial innovation. It was nearly two…


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Article first published in Forbes Monaco September/October 2020 issue. Innovative startup brings RegTech to Monaco. MonacoTech, the government’s incubator program partnered in 2017 with Xavier Niel, founder of Free mobile and…


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Amazon, Apple Refuse To Sign French Big Tech Initiative That Outlines Taxation Principles

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Google, Facebook and Microsoft have agreed to sign onto a French initiative that outlines principles for global tech companies to follow — including agreeing to pay their fair share in local taxes —  while Amazon and Apple…


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Ambitious Plans To Make Monaco A Digital Technology Leader

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Monaco Chooses UseCrypt Technology As A Future Type Of Communication

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The UseCrypt application, which has been recently recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Defense and acquired by the American-Israeli Lazar Vision Fund, is bringing privacy back to the users. Recently it was on trial with Monaco authorities.…


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Nokia To Build Cell Network On Moon

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