17 February 2019

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain and disruption in the financial world: Will banks survive?

12 February 2019  |  5818 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The world of banking as we know for many years is in a fundamental transformation process, triggered by new technologies. The most important is blockchain that is said to fundamentally change the way financial transactions are handled today. It is forecasted that this technology will have significant consequences on how traditional banks do busin...

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Richard MillerMV37 - London

KYC, GDPR and DLT pt2: Potential Solutions

02 February 2019  |  8556 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In a previous article I looked at how Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) can be applied to the issue of making sure you understand who you are doing business with i.e. Know Your Customer (KYC). The opportunity here is to reimagine what is normally not a differentiating business process by mutualising your operations with your competitors. Unfortu...

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

Blockchain and big Data: A great mariage

29 January 2019  |  13143 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Blockchain and Big Data are among the emerging technologies that are high on many companies’ agendas. Both are expected to radically transform the way businesses and organizations are run in the upc...

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

Crypto-assets and EU regulation: to a global format

15 January 2019  |  9309 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It is increasingly becoming a certainty that crypto-assets are here to stay. Also regulators are now more convinced that these will be here for the long run. Long time taken a wait-and-see attitude, t...

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Richard Miller
Richard MillerMV37 - London

KYC, GDPR and DLT pt1: A Rocky Road?

10 January 2019  |  8201 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Several years ago Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) were going to solve all problems: from streamlining payments, to world peace! Since then, most have fallen away as not having the b...

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Jared Ronski
Jared RonskiMerchACT - Toronto

The Power of Blockchain for Ecommerce

09 January 2019  |  10697 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The ecommerce payments landscape is evolving as mobile and alternative payment methods rise in popularity. Worldwide mobile payment revenue is expected to exceed $1 trillion in 2019 and more than 2....

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

Some blockchain predictions for 2019

27 December 2018  |  24092 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

2018 was a challenging year for the blockchain world. Not all my predictions were realised. But what is sure is: the hype is over. The adoption of this technology by the industry was less outspoken th...

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Enrico Camerinelli
Enrico CamerinelliAite Group - Boston

Blockchain in Procurement

27 December 2018  |  6921 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Request for Proposal, Purchase Order, Sales Order, Advanced Shipping Notice, Bill of Lading. In blockchain a simple token is enough.

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

Blockchain and the aviation industry: fasten seatbelts for take off

18 December 2018  |  12616 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

My wife and I recently returned from our trip through South Africa and Namibia. It was great again. All went very well except our flight back to Amsterdam. That was cancelled because of fleet shortage...

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Chris Principe
Chris PrincipeSolidus Global, Ltd. - Miami

Crypto-Crypt or Gold Mine?

13 December 2018  |  6293 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Crypto-Crypt or Gold Mine? As you probably remember, Bitcoin was the big news headlines and the dinner table talk of a year ago. As crypto-currencies soared in value, it was rightly the dominant topic...

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