Banking and Financial Markets

Banks are using blockchain to rewire financial markets for optimized cash management and consumer lending while transforming online and international payments processes.

Stable coins: Enabling payments on blockchain through alternative digital currencies

How often do you participate in real-life, “live” blockchain transactions? I’m guessing that for many of you, the answer is not often. Though the benefits of blockchain — a distributed ledger technology that facilitates transactions between participants without the need for intermediaries — are well documented, most networks currently in production don’t deal with mainstream […]

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How the benefits of open source blockchain can benefit credit markets

FinTech companies everywhere are building blockchain solutions. We think ours is unique not only for what it does, but for the open source blockchain technology we’re using as well. Our company is Global Debt Registry, and we help institutional investors and warehouse lenders better manage risk, improve efficiency and pricing in the credit markets by […]

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Blockchain-based Batavia platform set to rewire global trade finance

After being stagnant for a long time, the global trade finance industry has been on the receiving end of efforts to innovate through new technologies and development. Several of these efforts are based on the use of blockchain, a type of shared, distributed ledger on which the history of transactions is digitally recorded and cryptographically […]

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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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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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