21 September 2018

Blockchain Observations

Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain World Wire: should Ripple worry?

06 September 2018  |  17204 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

“Out of the Blue”, and “quite in the shadow”, IBM recently introduced a new product called Blockchain World Wire. A cross-border payments system for financial institutions based on blockchain technology. This new global financial network will work on the Stellar network and will not only compete with the traditional Swift system, but could also be...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Central Banks apathy for blockchain is waning

21 August 2018  |  10846 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Early 2017 I wrote a blog on Central Banks and blockchain (see: Blockchain and Central banks: a Tour de Table Part I and II, 3 and 9 January 2017). My conclusion at that time was: “It has become clear that central banks are set to take a much more active role in the development of blockchain technology. But how active that will be is not yet clear...

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African countries open for blockchain acceptance

14 August 2018  |  8503 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

During the whole month of November we are going to visit Southern Africa again, travelling around. So it’s time again to look at this continent from a blockchain point of view. Since my last blogs on ...

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

Corda Enterprise blockchain platform: unlocking new opportunities

16 July 2018  |  8415 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Early this month R3 announced the launch of Corda Enterprise, a commercial version of its open-source Corda blockchain platform, which aims to help a wider range of business use blockchain in their se...

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

We.Trade on blockchain: Yes We Can!

03 July 2018  |  8637 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

At the Blockchain Innovation Conference in Utrecht early June, Wiebe Draaier, the Rabobank chair said that We.Trade, the European trade platform on blockchain, was ready for production. We.Trade, the...

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

Blockchain is looking for scale: a balancing act Part II

18 June 2018  |  6153 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In this second part of my blog on scalability the main Layer 1 and Layer 2 solutions will be described and judged on their ability to meet the three Scalability Trilemma requirements: scalability, sec...

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

Blockchain is looking for scale: a balancing act Part I

18 June 2018  |  6176 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Last week the Dutch Central Bank launched a report on blockchain, in which they concluded that the blockchain technology “fundamentally failed to pass muster as a realistic replacement for current fi...

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

Blockchain for trade finance: a network business

23 May 2018  |  15124 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Trade finance has become one of the top focus issues for blockchain technology use. The number of pilots and other trials that are looking into the opportunities of blockchain technology for trade fin...

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

The Blockchain Gateway: unchain the future

30 April 2018  |  5175 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Notwithstanding the large number of blockchain and distributed ledger pilots, there is still a large number of challenges to overcome that are limiting its uptake. Next to scalability, other main issu...

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

European Blockchain Partnership: great leap forward

16 April 2018  |  6873 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

On 10 April, at the EC Digital Day 2018, the European Union made a big step forward towards a great blockchain future. On that date 22 EU member countries have signed a Declaration on the creation of ...

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