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Jeremy LightAccenture - London

Banking's Bitcoin dilemmas

22 December 2015  |  4043 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The banking industry is facing several dilemmas with distributed consensus ledger technology (the "blockchain"). Bitcoin has shown banks how the technology can be revolutionary, causing much excitement, and hype this year as banks scramble to find ways to adopt it. They tend to be enthusiastic about the technology, but are dismissive of ...

Martin CoxRambus - Rotterdam

What makes blockchain so disruptive?

01 December 2015  |  4059 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The disruptive potential of blockchain, the back-end technology that powers Bitcoin, lies in its ability to radically simplify financial processes. The mathematics behind the system are complex, but the ‘end product’ is simple: a highly secure, self-maintaining network which dramatically increases efficiency for transacting parties by rendering ‘c...

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Digital Payment Tech Gets Massive Upgrade with Blockchain

30 November 2015  |  2269 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

New open-source program promises to shake up the digital payments arena! Can Blockchain Get MasterCard and Visa to Step Aside? There are mixed views about the future of virtual currency, with key in...

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Enrico CamerinelliAite Group - Boston

Blockchain Business Scenarios

25 November 2015  |  8288 views  |  5 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

These days blockchain is a blockbuster at banks. Financial institutions are spending time and resources to find how much business they can gain by adopting this new technology. This hype on the bank s...

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Alex Noble
Alex NobleMcAfee - London

Law, territory and the Blockchain in Financial Services

20 November 2015  |  3431 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I'm finding that I'm having very productive discussions with lawyers as ideas mature on how blockchain could be used in financial services I should stress that I'm a technologist rather than a lawyer ...

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Federated Identity Management: A consensus based approach towards solving the KYC problem

01 November 2015  |  2429 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Why there is a need to develop a new method of addressing the KYC problem. A Tangential Stroll Ask anyone who has ever owned a mobile phone (or two) and an email address (or two) and they will tell yo...

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Ajit TripathiPwC - London

Blockchain Standards Can Fix FOMO and FUD

18 October 2015  |  5013 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Introducing FOMO and FUD In venture capital parlance, FOMO and FUD are the equivalents of Calvin and Hobbes. FOMO, or the Fear of Missing Out leads angels to invest, or overinvest in ventures with lit...

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Brett King
Brett KingMoven - New York

Innotribe's blockchain keynote gets swamped

12 October 2015  |  8726 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

In Singapore this week, the incredible response to the discussion on the “blockchain” at SIBOS Innotribe is indicative of a massive shift taking place globally in banking today. FinTech, or Financial ...

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Jeremy Light
Jeremy LightAccenture - London

APIs, Immediate Payments and Distributed Ledgers - Hot Topics for SIbos

06 October 2015  |  2395 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Sibos 2015 is almost here, and Singapore beckons. Key themes I expect to dominate Sibos are real-time, or immediate payments, PSD2 for the European banks and distributed consensus ledgers, particularl...

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UK to police digital currencies

30 September 2015  |  3305 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The UK has announced that it will apply anti-money laundering (AML) rules to digital currencies in a bid to both encourage and regulate their usage. The government plans to launch a new £10 million re...

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