19 August 2017

Blockchain Observations

Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Industries are ready for blockchain take off

02 August 2017  |  6923 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 fit for blockchain", this study arrived to some interesting conclusions, that were broadly in line with my blog of early June (see: Blockchain te...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

SWIFT Blockchain POC: enhanced cross-border payments

24 July 2017  |  9509 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 (ANZ, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, RBC Royal Bank and Wells Fargo). The PoC is part of SWIFT’s ‘gpi’ (global payments innovation) service, the new standar...

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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  |  10900 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  |  8925 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  |  10417 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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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain and package tracking: a win-win situation!

11 June 2017  |  9039 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Nowadays many people buy – sometimes or more frequent – articles online. Waiting for a package to be delivered however could be frustrating. These are delivered via postal services and/or courier comp...

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

Blockchain technology by 2018: a breakthrough

03 June 2017  |  10679 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

Last year August I wrote a blog on what to expect for 2017. Now we are halfway 2017, so it is time to look forward to next year: 2018. According to the Gartner Hype Cycle we are now in the “Trough of ...

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

Blockchain and the airline industry: ready for take-off?

24 May 2017  |  9156 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

Last Sunday I was visiting a hockey match here in the place where I live. Near the playing field, I was drinking a beer, discussing with a friend of mine who worked at a big international airline comp...

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

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance: a blockchain challenger!

15 May 2017  |  14542 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Early May, the Indian IT services and consulting powerhouse Wipro, announced it had joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) as a founding member. This Alliance, formed around the open-source blo...

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

Blockchain and Supply Chain Finance: the missing link!

05 May 2017  |  14249 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Whereas the focus on the use of blockchain long time has been on payments and securities, an important but still undervalued use case has been supply chain finance. But that is changing. The complexit...

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