Blockchain in Financial Services

Blockchain is a disruptor across many aspects of financial services.

Five New Year’s resolutions for your blockchain success

I work with banking, financial services and insurance clients on blockchain. As you can imagine, 2017 was busy! While all these initiatives started with good intentions, some ended up not providing the value I had hoped — many things worked, and many didn’t. Now I want to share with you what I learned in 2017, […]

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Making blockchain real for business

Blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize businesses and change how societies interact. It alters the paradigm of how multi-party transactions are performed by enabling a shared, immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions between counter parties in a business network. Organizations can now leverage blockchain to fundamentally rewrite existing business models, processes and systems, […]

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Beyond proof of concept: Blockchain highlights from Sibos 2017

These days, you can’t go to a financial services conference such as Sibos without encountering animated discussions about blockchain. The distributed ledger technology that underpins Bitcoin has matured in several areas over the last year, and it’s now at a point where companies are looking to go beyond proof of concepts (PoCs). Because of my […]

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Three uses for blockchain in banking

The banking and financial services industries have a complex relationship with blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that was popularized by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. On the one hand, blockchain presents numerous opportunities to transform how people exchange value. The technology provides participants in a business network with a shared, immutable history of transactions — records […]

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On the horizon: New blockchain solution for cross-border payments

Businesses and consumers just want to be able to move their money around the world as effortlessly as they send email. What’s stopping them? One reason may be that international payments infrastructures can be inefficient and expensive: transactions in different currencies can require multiple intermediaries and take days or weeks to complete. Improving operational efficiency […]

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Trailblazing with blockchain at Sibos 2017

As we head into Sibos 2017, one of the world’s premier global financial services conferences, it is exciting to discuss the entirely new level of trust and transparency blockchain can bring to industry, and the business value it can drive. Organizations are now in a race to capture the tremendous business value potential of blockchain […]

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Building the future of financial services with IBM Blockchain at Sibos

The rise of digital technologies is leading to change in many industries, and financial services is not exempt from disruption. Sibos, a financial services event that will be held next week in Toronto from October 16 – 19, presents an opportunity for savvy financial leaders to network, discuss business strategy and collectively shape the future […]

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New collaboration on trade finance platform built on blockchain

Challenges in international trade finance are a major barrier to growth in global trade. Trading partners today rely on a on complex and paper-heavy process to secure their transactions. Seeking to address this issue, Swiss bank UBS and IBM began work in 2016 on a global trade platform based on blockchain, the shared, distributed ledger […]

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How C-suite executives are playing the blockchain game

The competition is heating up as industry leaders across industries such as finance and supply chain explore how blockchain can be used to reimagine the fundamental ways they exchange value and information. However, many C-suite executives (CXOs) are beginning to recognize that blockchain is not a technology that works well in isolation. For the benefits […]

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