17 October 2017

Blockchain Observations

Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Accenture and blockchain: the accent on security issues

09 October 2017  |  8896 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 IBM press release. But that is far beyond what is meant. I just looked at what the tech company was doing in the blockchain arena and why it could be...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

IBM: International Blockchain Model of the future?

29 September 2017  |  13949 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 a survey of 400 business users from organisations actively considering, or in the process of deploying blockchain technology. Of the surveyed 43% r...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

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

17 September 2017  |  6227 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  |  10441 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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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Microsoft Coco Framework: blockchain game changer?

23 August 2017  |  11480 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Microsoft recently announced the introduction of the Coco (or Confidential Consortium) Framework. A ‘first of its kind innovation’ as they named it, designed to work with any ledger or operating sys

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

Industries are ready for blockchain take off

02 August 2017  |  8699 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

An interesting study was released this week by Juniper Research. Given its findings this survey needs some more widely recognition and that’s why this blog. Named "Which industries are the best f...

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

SWIFT Blockchain POC: enhanced cross-border payments

24 July 2017  |  11499 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Early July SWIFT announced that 22 global banks recently joined its Blockchain proof of concept (PoC) initiative introduced in January this year in collaboration with six leading correspondent banks (...

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

The Digital Trade Chain: the blockchain train is rolling

16 July 2017  |  12749 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Trade finance is increasingly becoming the number one use case for blockchain with the greatest potential to benefit from this technology. In previously blocks I already showed the accelerated activit...

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

Stock exchanges and blockchain: open positions

30 June 2017  |  9927 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Stock exchanges and blockchain: open positions Just like banks, a growing number of exchanges worldwide have already taken a serious look at the way they can leverage blockchain technology. This in o...

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

The EU and blockchain: taking the lead?

22 June 2017  |  11300 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

Introduction Long time the European Union has taken a positive, but wait-and-see attitude towards blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Both related to use cases and regulatory intervention. B...

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