financial services

Hold on tight, Bitcoin is on a roller coaster: Regulate it right

It seems as though every year during the fourth quarter, the value of the cryptocurrency market climbs to extreme mountaintops and plummets below the valley. Investing in cryptocurrency is not for the faint at heart. In fact, I stopped watching my holdings so closely. My poor heart can’t take it. Cryptocurrency, however, is more than […]

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Financial services and blockchain: Disruption on the trading desk

On an increasing number of trading floors, new sections are popping up. Past the commodities, foreign exchange, and futures desks, you might see a digital assets trading desk — the “crypto desk.” A few early players have had 9-to-5 crypto desks since 2015; others built 24/7 desks; still others are examining whether to start a […]

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Digital currencies: The next paradigm shift for my money

Why do I need a bank account to hold, manage or spend money? I really shouldn’t have to pay fees and service charges, especially since my money — everyone’s money — is the gas in the bank’s lending engine. But if I don’t have a bank account, how do I pay my bills? I often […]

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Symbiotic collaboration: A key to succeed with blockchain in financial services

What’s stopping blockchain from becoming a more pervasive technology in financial services? If you think it has something to do with the technology behind blockchain, you’re partially wrong — it’s the nature of the solution that is causing the barrier. For a blockchain-based solution to work successfully, it requires multiple entities to come together in […]

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How blockchain can drive sustainability accounting

Blockchain technology is, almost without argument, the topic of the year and is even more high profile for the accounting and financial services industries. Almost without exception, major conferences, journals, media publications and most conversations, are impacted by this technology. Even with all of the excitement, investment and analysis, however, most of the conversations have […]

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Hyperledger Fabric: What you need to know about the framework that powers IBM Blockchain

Let’s get to the bottom of it — what is really behind a blockchain network? The IBM Blockchain Platform is powered by The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger, which was formed by over 20 founding companies in December 2015, making it easier than ever for businesses to adopt distributed ledger technologies. With the core framework in place, […]

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What are smart contracts on blockchain?

Have you ever bought a car? A house? If so, you’ve experienced the special type of aggravation that is unique to these types of complex transactions. Many industry leaders have felt that same pain and have been exploring how the use of smart contracts on blockchain can be used to alleviate it. Whether you’ve just […]

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Blockchain, the GDPR and what accounting professionals need to know

One could say, in all objectivity, that in following the 2017 buzz, excitement and hype around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, 2018 appears to be the year digital information, blockchain and digitization of data is going mainstream. Cutting through the buzz and excitement that surrounds blockchain — just like every other new technology option that enters […]

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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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