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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain: Predictions for 2018

31 December 2017  |  52413 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-concepts into real world production. Yes, we did see some great successes here, like IBM, R3CEV, … But the number of real world applications that entered th...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Bitcoin mania: what next?

17 December 2017  |  6346 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 of Blokketting (Afrikaans for Blockchain). This inspired me to write this blog. Since I started writing about blockchain I categorically refused to us...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain and payments: further on the Gartner Hype cycle?

08 November 2017  |  8172 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  |  9577 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  |  12637 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  |  20326 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  |  7327 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  |  15348 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  |  14385 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  |  9065 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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