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Private POCs, Permissioned Ledgers and Patents in Blockchain

As we near the end of 2016, Banks continue to form Blockchain consortium groups to develop platforms and test this technology, the most prominent being R3CEV, Hyperledger Project and the like. While ...

26 Dec 2016
Innovation in Financial Services
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain and what happened during our stay in South Africa?

In the past three weeks we travelled throughout South Africa. Our main focus was on the country, the people, the safaris, the Big Five. But not on blockchain! Now being back home I am curious what hap...

22 Dec 2016
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Technology trends and predictions for financial markets in 2017

The point of making predictions is not to be right, but to be ready. So with that purpose in mind, what might technology have in store for financial markets in 2017? The big four underlying trends One...

21 Dec 2016
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain: what happened during our stay in South Africa?

In the past three weeks we travelled throughout South Africa. Our main focus was on the country, the people, the safaris, the Big Five. But not on blockchain! Now being back home I am curious what hap...

19 Dec 2016
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Blockchain Wants To Be Friends With Your Financial Supply Chain

Only a few months ago, blockchain was considered a bit geeky, and known mainly in crypto-hacking and techno-banking circles. Critics said it was a technology in search of use cases. Whilst it’s hardly...

07 Dec 2016
Rohas Nagpal

Gold backed virtual-currencies in a post de-monetization India

Our ancestors started off with the barter system – something like “I will give you 2 buffaloes in return for 5 shiny new super-sharp axes”. Soon they realized that the barter system had too many limit...

06 Dec 2016
Samee Zafar

Blockchain and the future..

Getting it wrong Pollsters whose job it is to talk to people and predict the outcomes of elections, sometimes get things badly wrong: the general election in Britain in 2015 when Labour performed une...

30 Nov 2016
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Self-Financing Oil: Digitizing the Commodity Lifecycle

With the pace of technological change accelerating, we have to believe paradigm shifts are not only inevitable, but plentiful, even in complex, physical markets such as commodities. In those markets ...

29 Nov 2016
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain: how to make it operational in your company?

Today, I was invited to participate in a Challenge meeting at the Euroforum Fintech event in Amsterdam. My challenge was the following. Suppose we are somewhat further in time. Blockchain is far beyon...

23 Nov 2016
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain may fuel the energy industry

When talking about blockchain, up till recently there was not much happening in the energy industry. At least not in the spotlights. But that is rapidly changing. In April 2016, the ‘said’ world’s fir...

22 Nov 2016
Nigel Farmer

Are Smart Contracts getting smarter?

Last week saw the second R3 smart contract template contract summit, following on from June’s summit and Barclays demonstration at the London O2 in April. Dr. Lee Braine from Barclays stated in Apri...

22 Nov 2016
Enrico Camerinelli

Blockchain in the Supply Chain: Building the IT Stack

Blockchain-based applications developed by SCtech (pronounced “skytech”) players (i.e., software vendors dedicated to developing blockchain-based applications for supply chain management) are disperse...

17 Nov 2016
Financial Supply Chain