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Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain: accelerated activity in trade finance

26 January 2017  |  7433 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Last year August I wrote a blog on blockchain and trade finance. There I described the various pilots and plans for using this technology in the trade space. In that month, the bank-backed R3CEV blockchain consortium revealed that 15 of its member banks had participated in a trial involving trade finance. Since then activity in this area has acc

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain: Securities market infrastructure players in the contra-attack

19 January 2017  |  7718 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Blockchain technology has long been viewed as a threat to CSDs and their role as intermediaries for securities transactions. Blockchain and distributed ledger technology may make the role of many intermediaries in the post trade market infrastructure obsolete. In one of my blogs (Blockchain and the securities industry: future eco-system 14 March 2...

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

Blockchain and Central banks: a Tour de Table Part II

09 January 2017  |  8210 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A year ago central banks were looking at the blockchain technology, mostly because they wanted to understand what private banks were talking about. The central banks are now embracing the blockchain t...

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

Blockchain and Central banks: a Tour de Table Part 1

03 January 2017  |  6535 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

In April last year I wrote a blog on blockchain and monetary policy. In this blog I went into a number of still unanswered questions posed by the European Central Bank around blockchain technology. Th...

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