BTVK Advisory Blog: BTVK Advisory Blog
Read topical comments on the world of financial forensics by key members of the BTVK Advisory team and let us know your views.
16 Jul 2019
How to Insure a New System of Finance
Coinbase’s pioneering crypto-insurance program, and the dilemma it presents to insurers.
09 Jul 2019
The Tortoise, The Hare & The Chase of Silent Cyber
We all know the story of the tortoise and the hare – they agree to have a race, hare gets all cocky and arrogant, has a halftime siesta, realises he...
29 Apr 2019
The Good, The Bad and The Crypto
The age of the cryptocurrency, according to some, has not handed fraudsters a way to perpetrate new types of fraud.
02 Apr 2019
For A Few Bitcoins More
Bitcoin is not money. That is the view of Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, in a speech given to the Scottish Economics Conference in March 2018.
27 Mar 2019
A Fistful of Bitcoins
It is an oddly counter-intuitive notion that sharing data with thousands of others on a distributed ledger can make it more secure.
07 Mar 2019
You Know You’re Old When…
A couple of Sunday’s ago, we were paid a visit at home by a police officer.
25 Jan 2019
No More Heroes?
The world is crying out for a hero to swoop in, solve our problems, and leave us with the Hollywood happy ever after ending. Who doesn’t like heroes? And while we need (more) heroes, what the world does not need is another cyber standard.
22 Oct 2018
Reputation, Birthday Presents and Insurance
Reputation is a nebulous thing, but it seems that having a good reputation is a good idea.
25 Apr 2018
Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, what have you done...
Well, a positive that can be taken from the Facebook data leak is that it highlights the need for stricter external vendor controls and ongoing monitoring /maintenance.
04 Apr 2018
Blue Passports - Abnormally Low Tender or Disruptor?
The UK Home Office’s recent award of a £490m contract for producing the post-Brexit “blue” British passport has been hitting the news recently, mainly due to the fact that the...