Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Blockchain and other emerging technologies for financial services

Blockchain and cryptoassets have, and rightly so, received a large amount of coverage and analysis during the last few years. In the background, and potentially representing technology tools and applications that might be more applicable for most organizations at this stage, artificial intelligence has continued to permeate an array of industry verticals. With the continuous […]

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Blockchain’s potential to revolutionize crowdfunding

As blockchain continues to be implemented by numerous organizations, both in the financial services space and across other industry verticals, most of the focus has remained on the large projects launched by multinational corporations. That makes sense when viewed through the amounts of financial and human capital that have been invested into these projects, but […]

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How blockchain could change higher education

If 2017 was the peak of euphoria and enthusiasm for everything crypto and blockchain related, 2018 may have represented the opposite as 1) prices for crytocurrencies declined by over 50 percent during the year, and 2) some high profile blockchain-based projects foundered. Even with the hiccups and obstacles, many of which are to be expected […]

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How blockchain can drive sustainability accounting

Blockchain technology is, almost without argument, the topic of the year and is even more high profile for the accounting and financial services industries. Almost without exception, major conferences, journals, media publications and most conversations, are impacted by this technology. Even with all of the excitement, investment and analysis, however, most of the conversations have […]

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Blockchain, the GDPR and what accounting professionals need to know

One could say, in all objectivity, that in following the 2017 buzz, excitement and hype around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, 2018 appears to be the year digital information, blockchain and digitization of data is going mainstream. Cutting through the buzz and excitement that surrounds blockchain — just like every other new technology option that enters […]

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Blockchain, disruption, and the financial services landscape

The buzz and energy surrounding blockchain technology is apparent no matter what type of media is analyzed, what industry is examined, or whether the organization is a startup or established incumbent. It can be difficult to distinguish what it means for you and your business, and, specifically, what this platform means for finance moving forward. […]

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