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Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain: Predictions for 2018

2017 was a year of interesting developments in the blockchain area. Not all happened as was expected. Many, including me, predicted 2017 to be the year that blockchain would move from proof-of-concept...

31 Dec 2017
Henry Hilska

Could Blockchain Transform the Direct Selling of Insurance and Annuity Products

It is hard to avoid hearing about Bitcoin these days as mention of the meteoric rise in value of the crypto-currency has become so prevalent in both the traditional and social media. What is less pr...

23 Dec 2017
Innovation in Financial Services
Priya Lakshmi

Un-’block’ your business 1.0: Blockchain and Crowdsourcing- A marriage made in heaven

The rise of the gig economy has given rise to many marketplaces and businesses – eBay, Uber, AirBnB and the like that support this shared services economy. Uber and AirBnB disrupted the current busine...

21 Dec 2017
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

Technology outlook for financial markets in 2018

2018 is around the corner, offering an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and look at the trends that are likely to shape the financial services sector in the coming year. Just like last yea...

21 Dec 2017
Trends in Financial Services
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Bitcoin mania: what next?

During our stay in South Africa I was reading an article in Die Burger (newspaper for Afrikaners) where a spokesman of Cape town-based PWC gave his ideas on the recent rise of Bitcoin and the future o...

17 Dec 2017
Gerard Hergenroeder

I predict Bitcoin will crash in 2018.

Bitcoin is a fraud, nothing more than a ponzi scheme. I do feel sorry for those people buying at today's prices. I remember studying the tulip crash in the 1600's. I predict Bitcoin will crash in 2018...

08 Dec 2017
Alex Letts

Why I said No to a Bitcoin debit card

I got a call from a trusted chum who has been a wonderful source of advice and inspiration to me in building our non-bank for the credit impaired. He is London-based, progressive, innovative and fear...

06 Dec 2017
Nischala Murthy Kaushik

Blockchain in Action : Round-up of blockchain stories from Nov 2017

One more month down in 2017, and the blockchain momentum is only accelerating with many more interesting applications and use cases across all industries, all geographies and all sizes of organization...

05 Dec 2017
Andreas Ruflin

Independent Asset Managers need to become polygamous

Independent asset managers shall maintain relationships not only to custodians. Due to disintermediation and distributed ledger technology they will be able to profit from a much broader range of fina...

29 Nov 2017
Fintech innovation and startups
Priya Lakshmi

Un-’block’ your business 1.0: Is KYC a Blockchain use case or do we need more?

Blockchain is very exciting for many and offers tremendous opportunities to make processes more efficient, create new markets and change existing market infrastructure. A lot of people are also joinin...

17 Nov 2017
Innovation in Financial Services
Retired Member

What will Mr. Scrooge McDuck do in a cashless society?

Cashless Society - To be, or not to be? To replace any commodity that is in existence for hundreds of years in trade is a phenomenal task. Statistics from European Central Bank show that banknotes i...

17 Nov 2017
Digital Banking Trends
Mary Defilippe

Can blockchain move from buzz to real world commodity solutions?

If you follow technologies serving the commodities markets, you will have likely heard of ‘blockchain’. And if you have heard of it, but are still confused about what it might mean for your particular...

14 Nov 2017