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Libra’s Impact of the Crypto Industry – The iPhone Moment?

If you are in the crypto industry you undoubtedly have witnessed the most important components of lofty whitepapers left unaddressed. They have left you to read between the lines regarding financial inclusion and there are some very important considerations left untreated (regulatory matters, fiat on-ramping, whether the system will be focused on peer-to-peer payments, or payments to businesses) in Libra’s latest whitepaper and details. Outlined in this post are just a few of the important matters that are unspoken, unsettled, or matters which, depending on how they shake out, could significantly impact the future of Libra.

Sale and leaseback transactions and IFRS 16 implications

The turmoil in the shipping and financial markets since 2008 has resulted in a significant decrease in funds available for borrowing and has led shipping companies to seek alternative methods of financing for the acquisition of vessels such as the sale and leaseback option. With the adoption of IFRS 16 from 1 January 2019, Panos Drakoulakos details how this will impact sale and lease backs as an alternative financing method.
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