If there’s one definite thing that we had to learn over the last 11 months is how to persevere. How toface adversity in our lives (be it in the form of house quarantine, business lockdown, limitations to our freedom, to our health and for many even losing loved ones) and through that to build resilienceand find joy.

For those who have read Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Option B” the caption will sound familiar. …


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If there’s one definite thing that we had to learn over the last 11 months is how to persevere. How to “face adversity” in our lives (be it in the form of house quarantine, business lockdown, limitations to our freedom, to our health and for many even losing loved ones) and through that to “build resilience” and “find joy”.

For those who have read Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Option B” the caption will sound familiar. …


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When discussing about blockchain and its existing or potential uses across various industries, many are those who instantly wonder as to what blockchain really is and then declare it “far too complicated,” without any further analysis. Others may directly relate blockchain with cryptocurrencies, instantly dismissing any further discussion since cryptocurrencies have had their share of bad publicity by being considered to enable money laundering/terrorist financing. Nonetheless, the capabilities of the underlying technology of blockchain are far more numerous than just for rewarding miners with cryptocurrencies.

The technological innovation stemming from blockchain technology is challenging social and legal concepts which we…


When discussing about blockchain and its existing or potential uses across various industries, many are those who instantly wonder as to what blockchain really is and then declare it “far too complicated”, without any further analysis. Others may directly relate blockchain with cryptocurrencies, instantly dismissing any further discussion since cryptocurrencies have had their share of bad publicity by being considered to enable money laundering/terrorist financing. Nonetheless, the capabilities of the underlying technology of blockchain are far more numerous than just for rewarding miners with cryptocurrencies.

The technological innovation stemming from blockchain technology is challenging social and legal concepts which we…


Authored by Mikaela Kantor and Iacovos Kouppas

As much as the last three months have been immensely informative and we have all developed new skills in our efforts to keep ourselves busy: be it banana-breads, gardening, dog-walking or hosting excellent “Houseparties”, there’s one thing that we have all, more or less been missing: live sports events. The rush of cheering for (or against!) your team in a stadium, indoor swimming pool, rugby field or basketball court lights a spark to the brain like no other.

With the virus bringing everything to a halt, sporting events were among the first ones…


This is not a news alert, by no means. We all know the deal with COVID-19 — it has monopolised our news pages for the last month, with the last two weeks reaching an unprecedented high. As if the world has literally stopped spinning, but it has also literally not stopped spinning. Regardless, precautionary measures are not to be taken lightly; panic, however, should not be endorsed.

In the meantime, and despite the plentiful monetary resources thrown in the healthcare industry by governments and the EU for developing a vaccine / a pill / a cough syrup / a throat…


This September, just like every September of every year, thousands of 18+ year olds are being sent off by their parents in pursuit of “Higher Education endeavors” across Europe and generally all over the world.

This September, just like every September of every year, millions of parental monies are wasted on currency exchange/commission payments/ transfer fees/ account opening fees/ housing deposit payments — and the list goes on and on and on…

Similarly, many are those who have yet to realize that there’s really no need to get involved in any of that.

I might have already written an article…


By Mikaela Kantor on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE

We’ve crunched through half of July (already?), which essentially means that we’ve only got another month and a half to go with that “summer feeling” and before you know it Santa hats will be back in season — depending of course where you live, since that feeling is very much prolonged in places like Cyprus.

To get where we are today, we successfully endured a long winter, a “terrible” Game of Thrones ending — (no spoilers intended for those who have yet to catch up or haven’t watched the series…), we may have enthused ourselves way too much for the…


We’ve crunched through half of July (already?), which essentially means that we’ve only got another month and a half to go with that “summer feeling” and before you know it Santa hats will be back in season — depending of course where you live, since that feeling is very much prolonged in places like Cyprus.

To get where we are today, we successfully endured a long winter, a “terrible” Game of Thrones ending — (no spoilers intended for those who have yet to catch up or haven’t watched the series…), we may have enthused ourselves way too much for the…


Update: At the time of publishing this, the intro line should really say “ I have just returned home after my not-so-usual 5km run by the Limassol seaside”.

Mikaela Kantor

Lawyer. FinTech enthusiast. World Traveler. Blogger @www.stepbeyondbanking.com

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