Blockchain in financial services

Blockchain is disrupting the financial services sector worldwide among industries, financial institutions and organizations.

Navigating the broader digital asset and cryptocurrency markets

The cryptocurrency and broader digital assets evolution has continued to grow in earnest, showing promising signs of maturity through 2021 as industry-wide regulatory bills have reached the Senate floor in Washington D.C. while prices have appreciated to new all-time highs. Although price appreciation tends to lure attention, price has become an increasingly less significant metric […]

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Fueling the financial industry with open source cross-border payments

Financial services, payments, streamlining inefficient processes is in our blood. So, it’s no surprise my colleague and contributor to this article, Nitin Gaur and his team, tackled the unthinkable four years ago by building a global payment network addressing remittance and interbank payments. As if that wasn’t challenge enough, the team also designed it for […]

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Picturing the digital assets momentum, framed through a European lens

The birth and rise of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency paved the way for several waves of innovation that are gradually shifting paradigms in the financial ecosystems. The digital asset momentum, empowered by tokenization and underpinning blockchain technologies, is now undeniable. Amongst the recent milestones that made the headlines; the ever-growing rise of Bitcoin value, the incredible […]

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Blockchain newsletter: Real-world success stories from IBM Blockchain

Visionary companies are innovating how they work with IBM Blockchain, convening business networks that extend collaboration and optimization beyond organizational walls. We are laser focused on the areas delivering significant business value for our customers and their industry partners today: Supply chain. Bolster your supply chain with multi-tier visibility and workflow automation. This matters more […]

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Making fungible tokens and NFTs safer to use for enterprises

Before cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology was unknown to most people. It was blockchain’s unique ability to manage the ownership of (virtual) currency in a decentralized and reduced-risk manner that made all the difference. The introduction of permissioned blockchains made the same functionality even more appealing to the enterprise world in the context of decentralized business asset […]

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Blockchain newsletter for May: Digital assets ecosystem on the move

As the digital asset ecosystem continues to grow and evolve, new players, new investment opportunities, new moves from the traditional financial sector and growing interest from regulators signal a more stable long-term future for digital assets — as well as more industry disruption. And making it all possible? Blockchain technology. Webinar: Digital assets, a new […]

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Can the future of fintech really be found in blockchain-based smart contracts?

Blockchain is arguably the most significant innovation since the internet with individuals, companies and even governments embracing the technology. An appealing feature of blockchain technology is smart contracts. Smart contracts are gaining widespread use and ease of creation as global processes are becoming increasingly digitised. They serve as an alternative to traditional contracts which are […]

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The financialization of cryptocurrencies

What does it mean to “own a Bitcoin?” It means there is a recorded transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain where someone sent one bitcoin to your public key address and that you (and you alone) know the address’s private key. Even if that terse description explains things, it does not help with the logistic details […]

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Making sense of digital assets

Bitcoin, tokens, Ethereum, and stable coins oh my! These are a few names and phrases you may frequently hear when attempting to understand the emerging digital asset class. CNBC now lists the price of Bitcoin on its ticker but what does it all mean? And what are the differences? Finding clear cut answers on definitions […]

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