FinTech

Blockchain and big data use cases: Challenges and opportunities with blockchain and data science

Read the original article, published January 5, 2019 on Smartereum. Blockchain and Big Data are among the top emerging technologies tipped to revolutionize several industries, radically changing the way businesses and organizations are run. One might assume that these technologies are mutually exclusive — each forging unique paths and applied independent of one another. But […]

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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 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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IBM InterConnect: Reimagine your industry with blockchain

IBM clients are speaking out about their blockchain projects and implementations. Over the past several days of IBM InterConnect, I’ve gotten to see how they are reimagining business networks and processes in their industries with this new technology. Blockchain transforms financial institutions Distributed and decentralized ledgers are the records of the future. Their shared nature […]

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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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Financial institutions adopting blockchain faster than expected

According to a recent Reuters article, widespread financial adoption of blockchain technology was thought to be at least 5 to 10 years away. But a recent IBM study shows 15 percent of top global banks intending to roll out full-scale commercial blockchain products in 2017. Fireside chats and panelist sessions at Money20/20 hinted at this […]

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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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