Blockchain in Financial Services

Blockchain is a disruptor across many aspects of financial services.

Blockchain for fraud prevention: Industry use cases

Fraud — and the lack of transparency that enables it — is a growing problem for businesses around the world. In a list published on Risk.net, fraud ranked as one of the top 10 operational risks of 2017. But a cutting-edge technology called blockchain could provide the fraud prevention capabilities these businesses are looking for. […]

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Thought leaders reimagine their industries at blockchain summit

What will happen when you bring together a bunch of early blockchain adopters, influencers and visionaries looking to disrupt their industries? A whole lot of innovation — at least that’s what I hope! Today, at the IBM Blockchain Summit in Atlanta, senior executives will be taking advantage of an exclusive opportunity to connect with blockchain […]

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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 Summit: Across the industries

This is the year of blockchain: the year that business networks based on blockchain are put into production around the world. Early adopters have been using this technology to reimagine their industries, developing new ways of interaction that reduce friction and foster innovation. I’m super excited for the IBM Blockchain Technology Summit in Atlanta on […]

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Going big and going global: IBM Blockchain at Consensus

In the last year, there has been a dramatic shift in the way people talk about blockchain. Before, it was all about the opportunities for disruption and the transformation that distributed ledgers would make possible. Everyone had ideas about how to use the technology, but it had only been applied in one significant way: Bitcoin. […]

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Transforming an industry: Making blockchain real for insurers

Blockchain is emerging as a potentially disruptive force capable of transforming the insurance industry by making transactions faster, cheaper, more secure and transparent. In every meeting I’ve had with global insurance chief experience officers (CXOs) in the last couple of months, I was asked about blockchain. I’ve found that most insurance CXOs are keen to […]

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The difference between Bitcoin and blockchain for business

Are Bitcoin and blockchain the same thing? No, they aren’t. However, they are closely related. When Bitcoin was released as open source code, blockchain was wrapped up together with it in the same solution. And since Bitcoin was the first application of blockchain, people often inadvertently used “Bitcoin” to mean blockchain. That’s how the misunderstanding started. […]

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From concept to production: Getting real with blockchain at Consensus

Last year, Consensus was the blockchain event to attend, and this year it’s shaping up to be the same. Presented by CoinDesk, the blockchain technology summit in New York City will feature more than 100 speakers and draw a crowd of over 2,000 attendees. However, a few things will have changed. In 2016, industry leaders […]

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The platform of the future: Blockchain at PAYMENTS 2017

Leaders in payments environments are cultivating new delivery approaches for instant payment processing that incorporate real-time fraud prevention methods. From April 23 – 26, the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) will be hosting PAYMENTS 2017, a conference that will bring together the organizations and professionals who are setting the agenda for the future of […]

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