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Dan Andersson

CEO & President at Learning Enterprises Organisation Ltd and LEOcoin

Dan is co-founder of LEO and LEOcoin. Learning Enterprises Organisation Limited (LEO) provides education and skills training to those who want to improve their business skills and to those who want to run their own businesses.

In 2014, in Dubai, LEOcoin creator Dan Andersson announced his plan for LEO to lead the way in a new digital currency designed to be user-friendly and aimed at the mass-market. This is where the LEOcoin project began, under the name “Project X”.

Over 160,000 members have a LEOcoin wallet, and over 32,000 merchants are accepting the currency.

Digital Currencies Around The World

Globally the resistance towards cryptocurrencies is waning as they are becoming a more accepted transaction method. This is great to see. Though I've always advocated the disruptive power of digital currencies, and their opportunity to break the status quo, I've never wanted the world of cryptos to remain a 'wild west'.
07/11/2017 11:49 GMT

Financial Technology Does Not Have Borders

The general election was historic for many reasons - Britain had a stark choice to elect its first female Prime Minister of the 21st century, nationalise many of the country's utilities and infrastructure to a degree not seen since 1945, or even renege on the decision to leave the European Union after all.
24/08/2017 17:17 BST

Is There Privacy In The Digital Age?

Events in Britain over the last few months, and across the continent within the last year, have rightly led to calls for a review of national security. But the rights of individuals to privacy, of protection of their identity, and an unfair imbalance between the state and the individual will have to be considered closely in any future debate.
24/07/2017 13:46 BST

Digital Coins Set To Hit The Big Time

In the first of its kind a new report has found that at least 3 million people worldwide are now using digital currencies (aka cryptocurrencies) and that figure could be as high as 6 million according to a new report from Cambridge University.
19/05/2017 13:29 BST

Economy Of The Future

This growing movement represents untold opportunity for anyone interested in analysing consumer behaviour - economists, planners and business people will be able to study trends and data in real-time rather than relying on business surveys, historical statistics or tax receipts.
13/04/2017 15:02 BST

Where Was Fintech In The Chancellor's Budget?

What we don't want to happen is for regulation of digital currencies to 'all of a sudden' come into force and for the banking sector to be the only people prepared or equipped for it. The power of this new financial technology is its ability to disrupt the way we do business, not perpetuate doing things the same.
13/03/2017 16:25 GMT

New Politics, New Banking, New World

The anti-establishment tide across the world isn't just restricted to the world of politics; it's also sweeping away traditional fintech and allowing digital currencies to flourish.
16/01/2017 17:31 GMT

Working The Crowd

For too long, some of the best ideas have been held back because it's been too hard for them to raise money. With the economic tightening since the major debt crisis of 2007/8, and the increasing financial uncertainty of Brexit, borrowing money has become even tougher for entrepreneurs.
31/10/2016 13:09 GMT

Bitcoin... You Haven't Heard The Half Of It

Proof of Work has been one of the defining characteristics of digital currencies, but this way of mining is arguably outdated and largely unnecessary. The halving process only makes these currencies even harder to mine and can exacerbate the issues around usability, crowding out even more amateur miners from the market
24/08/2016 12:54 BST

Putting Our Money on Proof of Stake

Principally, digital currencies have been perceived by the wider world as the domain of the technically minded; reserved only for those with an in depth understanding of ledgers, cryptography and with access to the vast amount of computer power supposedly needed for the mining process.
01/07/2016 13:16 BST

So What Does Globalisation Actually Look Like?

These days globalisation is largely treated as a dirty word. But arguments about Britain's role in the EU aside, what does a British company's role in the international market place actually mean and look like?
09/06/2016 09:32 BST

The Government Are Banking on Digital

Banks have dined out for centuries on being that reliable secure connection for our money, take that away from them and make it an instant automated process and, at least in theory, you're taking away their reason to exist.
08/04/2016 10:57 BST

The Good the Bad and the Ponzi

Since digital currencies leapt onto the scene in the early 1990s, they have been steadily gaining traction in the financial sector. The economic crisis in Greece and the recent slowdown in China's growth have given credibility to digital currencies as an alternative to traditional fiat currencies and led people to look for more innovative methods of transaction.
05/11/2015 10:07 GMT

A Nation Going Digital?

LEOcoin is already leading the way in demonstrating how a secure, internationally tradable currency, existing outside the financial status quo, can galvanise the SME sector. I see no reason why it cannot radically change the way governments do business too. Once the dam is breached we'll likely look back and wonder how we used to do finance any other way.
17/09/2015 15:16 BST

Digital Solution to a Greek tragedy?

Yanis' reflections on digital currency have focussed on Bitcoin as the case study for his assessments of the potential they offer, and his appraisal of their potential has largely been negative. Yet this has not prevented him from examining how a digital currency of sorts could work for his native Greece.
14/07/2015 09:12 BST