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.

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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Digital process automation and blockchain in financial services

Blockchain is more than a buzzword — it is a game-changer with the potential to revolutionize business operations across industries and the replay of a blockchain webinar will expand this discussion into the ongoing impact of blockchain in the financial services sector. Financial institutions handle multi-party business transactions daily, and many are investing heavily in […]

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Rethink financial services with IBM Blockchain at Distributed: Trade

Do you ever get frustrated by how long it takes for an international payment to clear? Or how difficult it is to obtain insurance for your business and products? You might be interested to know that companies around the world are working to improve these processes through technology called blockchain. And on July 24, I’ll […]

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Bringing trade finance to small and medium enterprises

Thanks to a collaboration between seven European banks and IBM, small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe could be trading in a whole new way by the end of this year. How? It’s called the Digital Trade Chain, and it’s based on a prototype trade finance and supply chain solution that was originated by KBC. The […]

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Blockchain technology and the future of financial products

In my previous blog post, I discussed my work influencing the direction of blockchain technology adoption in finance, noting how far we’ve come in just three years. Now, I’m moving into a new role at IBM Research, and I will focus on what is commonly referred to as “top of stack” product development. That is, […]

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Blockchain in finance: How far we’ve come

Professionally, one of the most exciting aspects of working on blockchain technology is finding out on a daily basis the opportunities available for me to influence so many things. These include the evolution of blockchain platforms, protocols, consensus algorithms, ledger models and message propagation algorithms, and the evolution of advanced financial applications as a direct result of blockchain enablement. But what […]

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IBM InterConnect highlights: Blockchain is here, now!

Blockchain is already here. It is no longer an abstract concept and it is no longer relevant only to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. In the first couple days of IBM InterConnect 2017, that fact has been made abundantly clear. Blockchain transforms business processes Business networks are home to various participants: customers, suppliers, banks, partners and others. […]

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FinTech Ideas Festival kicks off blockchain momentum in 2017

“Blockchain is so profound it will do for trusted transactions what the internet did for information”.  –Ginni Rometty, FinTech Ideas Festival Keynote, 2017 An invite-only event, the FinTech Ideas Festival was held in San Francisco earlier this week, featuring influencers from some of the most innovative players in the financial services industry: Google, Paypal, Visa, […]

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Blockchain wows World of Watson

While the sessions surrounding blockchain at World of Watson were as varied as the industries blockchain applies to, one thing was clear: the demand for information surrounding this emerging technology is rampant. Whether these sessions interfered with the lunch hour or even surrounding keynotes, each one was standing room only, overflowing with attendees fascinated with […]

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