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

Blockchain technology by 2018: a breakthrough

03 June 2017  |  12737 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  |  11257 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  |  15734 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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Automation and AI key to future bank profitability

15 May 2017  |  5927 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

More and more bankers are suffering sleepless nights over spiralling, often out of control, costs and declining, or even disappearing, margins... And if they aren't, they should be. If they don't do s...

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Keith Bear
Keith BearIBM - London

How will regulation impact the development of blockchain technology ?

06 May 2017  |  10057 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Jessi Baker, the Founder and CEO of Provenance, recently said: “At its heart, a blockchain is a system that allows people who don’t trust each other, to trust each other.” There is no doubt that 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  |  17107 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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Zohar Hod
Zohar HodtruePTS - New York

The Cost Conundrum

19 April 2017  |  4102 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Cost cutting, price slashing, and organizational reductions are all major pillars in recent years of attempts to adjust performance to the new business environment. However, not all costs are the same...

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

National Blockchain Coalition: No Dutch Polder model!

15 April 2017  |  10671 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Now also The Netherlands (I am a Dutchman!) has its broad-based collaborative blockchain initiative. At the end of last month (30 March 2017), there was the official kick-off of the National Blockcha...

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

Hyperledger Project: collaboration pays off

07 April 2017  |  13593 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Recently, I wrote that smaller blockchain consortia are needed (see my Blog: Towards smaller and more focused blockchain consortia, 27 February 2017). The Hyperledger Project however may be the except...

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Zohar Hod
Zohar HodtruePTS - New York

My 20-20 View of 2020

04 April 2017  |  3989 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There are two ways to look at the future, the first assumes a linear progression from past achievements and is relevant to forecasting short periods of time, where the future is a derivative of the

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