18 February 2018

Blockchain Observations

Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Regulating cryptocurrencies: walking the tightrope

12 February 2018  |  4179 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Long-time regulators world-wide took a wait-and-see attitude towards the non-regulated markets for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. But that is changing rapidly. With the growing popularity of the crypto market, the large number of unregulated cryptocurrencies (more than 1300, greater attention is now being paid by Governments and other stakeholders ...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

IBM-Maersk Blockchain Platform: Breakthrough for Supply Chain?

29 January 2018  |  9368 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The last few months there was not much exiting news from the blockchain front. Most focus was on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and their spectacular rise and fall. But that is changing (for the technology!), so back to reality! There are various signals that a number of corporates are moving their blockchain projects towards production. We rec...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain: Predictions for 2018

31 December 2017  |  56270 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 3

2017 was a year of interesting developments in the blockchain area. Not all happened as was expected. Many, including me, predicted 2017 to be the year that blockchain would move from proof-of-concept...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Bitcoin mania: what next?

17 December 2017  |  6943 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

During our stay in South Africa I was reading an article in Die Burger (newspaper for Afrikaners) where a spokesman of Cape town-based PWC gave his ideas on the recent rise of Bitcoin and the future o...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain and payments: further on the Gartner Hype cycle?

08 November 2017  |  8686 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Payments is increasingly seen as an area that is ripe for disruption, having the potential to enhance payment processing. To overcome the current structural weaknesses in the payments area including l...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

R3CEV Corda Platform: the blockchain app store

19 October 2017  |  10012 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In May this year, fintech start-up R3 raised $107 million from a consortium of the world’s top banks. The New York-based blockchain company that works in collaboration with more than 90 banks and othe...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Accenture and blockchain: the accent on security issues

09 October 2017  |  12938 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

My last blog was about IBM, triggered by a Juniper Research putting the company as the number one in the blockchain technology competition. One of the comments on this blog was that it looked like an ...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

IBM: International Blockchain Model of the future?

29 September 2017  |  20855 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

According to a recent Juniper Research study “Blockchain Enterprise Survey”, IBM is seen as the number one provider of blockchain to business, well ahead of its competitors. These results are based on...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Regulation of ICOs: the end or beginning of a healthy market?

17 September 2017  |  7482 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

One of the hottest – and also one of the most controversial – things in the crypto currency environment are so-called Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs. ICOs, which employ the use of crypto currencies,...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

UBS and the Utility Settlement Coin

03 September 2017  |  16328 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

These are interesting times for blockchain and distributed ledger technology. My last blog of 23 August was about the Microsoft CoCo Platform (see: Microsoft CoCo Platform: blockchain game changer?) ...

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