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Blockchain and other emerging technologies for financial services

Blockchain and cryptoassets have, and rightly so, received a large amount of coverage and analysis during the last few years. In the background, and potentially representing technology tools and applications that might be more applicable for most organizations at this stage, artificial intelligence has continued to permeate an array of industry verticals. With the continuous […]

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Blockchain has moved from hype to value creation in the enterprise

The past three years in blockchain technologies, or what now is often referred to as a use case of distributed ledger technologies (DLT), has shown the best of times and the worst of times. The global volatility of Bitcoin value and the high-profile heists of Bitcoin have shed negative spotlight on the cryptocurrency use case […]

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Blockchain beyond cryptocurrency

I still find the word blockchain elicits thoughts of cryptocurrency much of the time, which does disservice to this disruptive new technology. Bitcoin launched in 2011 and was the first large scale implementation of blockchain technology. Media, investors and bleeding edge technologists have talked about cryptocurrencies for years and folks incorrectly think these technologies are […]

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Building trust in supplier information management

One area of supply chain management that I have not seen much written about in terms of blockchain and have been focused on is supplier information management. Many other areas that have been written about ad nauseum include transaction settlement, audit transparency, ethical sourcing, shipping data, compliance management, provenance, automation, food safety, and brand protection. […]

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Blockchain in higher education: Preparing students for the future

Blockchain is rapidly becoming a force within higher education, even going so far as to challenge the very foundation of how skills and qualifications are measured. Innovations such as microcredentials and blockchain-based certifications have made blockchain one of two key technologies, along with voice assistants, that will have the biggest impact on higher education over […]

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Central bank digital currency explained

Cross-border payments play an important role in the global economy. According to the World Bank, in 2017, global remittances grew 7 percent to USD 617 billion. Based on the same report, sending just 200 dollars was 7.1 percent of the price, double the sustainable development goal target of 3 percent. Even in developed nations, it’s […]

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Can fixing a logistics problem solve a major social challenge?

The logistics sector in Japan faces two critical challenges. First, a labor shortage due to an aging society, and second, the need for logistics providers to adapt technologically to the changing e-commerce environment. We can solve these challenges by doing two things. The first is to eliminate labor-intensive, paper-based processes, and the second is to […]

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Blockchain at the heart of a telecommunication carrier ecosystem

Telecommunications are a central aspect of our daily life: we are always connected thanks to our phones and this is the reality for most of us on the planet. Communication service providers, more commonly known as telco carriers, have been building a network of infrastructure and business relationships for the past few decades. New trends […]

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The future is crowdfunded

You may have heard about equity crowdfunding as a way of financing a business. Most people have actually participated in crowdfunding before and don’t realize it. If you’ve ever made a donation or tithed, that is a form of crowdfunding known as donation-based crowdfunding. For those history buffs our there, they’ll inform you that the […]

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