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.

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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Blockchain is real and it’s NOW!

The first day at Money20/20 2016 was full of excitement and innovation around blockchain technology. It was on the lips of almost every speaker at the conference sessions, with talk of blockchain as one of the top disruptors of 2017 and the admonishment for companies to be at the ready to take advantage of its […]

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Blockchain @ Money20/20: Everything you need to know

In a recent study released by the Institute of Business Value of 200 financial market institutions in 16 countries, it was found that 14 percent of financial markets institutions expect to have blockchains in production and at commercial scale in 2017, and 70 percent by 2020. In fact, in the past two years, institutions in […]

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