Blockchain Observations

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain Technology Challenges: new third-generation solutions

Notwithstanding the various benefits of blockchain technology, there are still a number of big challenges to overcome before mass adoption can be realised. These range from low scalability to lack of ...

28 Feb 2021
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Cryptocurrencies and Regulation: Towards a Balanced and Coordinated Approach

Cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, are facing increased regulatory scrutiny, and that is not strange. Warnings from regulatory watchdogs all over the globe have come amid a wildly volatile ride for...

31 Jan 2021
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain trends in 2021: Expect the unexpected

The year 2020 has almost come to an end. It has been a historically tough year for many. A number of events happened that were not included nor expected in my – and many others - 2020 blockchain trend...

18 Dec 2020
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Ripple Blockchain and Payments Report 2020: from rippling to spreading out

Ripple, the blockchain payments platform, recently launched its third annual "Blockchain in Payments Report 2020: From Adoption to Growth”. The survey that was conducted in the August-September p...

30 Oct 2020
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Smart working with blockchain-based smart contracts

Smart contracts are one of the most popular and talked about subjects being built in the blockchain industry. As processes are increasingly digitalised, it is becoming necessary to find a way to make ...

30 Sep 2020
Prasoon Mukherjee

Judging blockchain as solving a capitalistic problem, or a socialistic issue, is a false dilemma !

Is blockchain capitalist or socialist? Libertarian or collectivist? Leftwing or rightwing? The answers to the above questions are neither or both, as we shall find out in this article, scraping throug...

08 Sep 2020
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain becomes a reality: growing adoption

Early July I wrote my blog Blockchain and Interoperability: key to mass adoption. There I concluded that “we may say that blockchain seems to be at the threshold of widespread acceptance and adoption”...

24 Aug 2020
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain and Interoperability: key to mass adoption

Blockchain‘s potential for improving business processes, providing transactional transparency and security in the value chain, and reducing operational costs is obvious for many. Notwithstanding this...

06 Jul 2020
Nikhil Surve

Adapt to survive: the new business environment requires new business models

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has cast a bright spotlight on the inefficiencies in the way many firms do business, forcing them to adopt new operating models to stay relevant, produc...

08 Jun 2020
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

How SMEs should select a Blockchain-as-a-Service platform?

In my last blog BAAS and SMEs: New Opportunities I explained what Blockchain-as-a-Service is, where it could be used for and what the benefits are for SMEs. But another question is: how should SMEs se...

30 May 2020