Financial Markets

How to outsmart crypto thieves with blockchain-based security

Written by Jay Baek | Banking, Blockchain, Financial Markets

How to outsmart crypto thieves with blockchain-based security by Jay Baek originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse.   Over the past several years, digital intruders have stolen millions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency. Some crypto exchanges have been hit multiple times; some even went bankrupt. Last year’s series of record-setting hacks seems to indicate that crypto exchanges have a long way to go when it ...read more


Blockchain solutions make financial services fairer, faster

Written by Sean Bennett | Banking, Blockchain, Financial Markets

Blockchain solutions make financial services fairer, faster by Sean Bennett originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse. My company, Stronghold, is a financial services provider of native blockchain solutions. When my co-founder and I saw the rise of blockchain platforms, we felt that most were focused heavily on the technology and too far removed from real-world use ...read more


How financial services can see gains with blockchain

Written by Mao Qianghua | Analytics, Blockchain, Cloud...

For banks and other financial enterprises, collaborative solutions are essential to digital transformation. Yet such firms are often caught in the “prisoner’s dilemma,” meaning they fail to cooperate even when it would be beneficial. The concept stems from the lack of trust between two prisoners being questioned separately by the police: because they distrust each ...read more


How blockchain can build trust in the financial ecosystem

Written by Michal Piechocki | Blockchain, Financial Markets

Having grown up in a formerly communist country, I have seen how the whole society suffered from a lack of trust—of each other and especially of the authorities. I now see that same lack of trust within the financial services sector between users, authorities and other stakeholders. And I think technology can also disrupt trust. ...read more


How high-tech blockchain is changing the payments world

Written by Vladimir Lounegov | Banking, Blockchain, Computer Services...

Whether a financial institution is a universal bank offering a broad array of products and services or a niche digital startup, the basic challenges are the same: providing cybersecurity, reducing compliance costs and speeding time to market of new products and services. We at Mbanq know this because we provide a digital banking SaaS platform ...read more


How high-tech blockchain is creating new payment opportunities

Written by Juan Jimenez Zaballos | Banking, Blockchain, Financial Markets

A time to experiment In the eyes of Santander’s corporate Innovation Group, which I lead, the year 2015 stands as a kind of turning point in the way the industry was looking at innovation. There was, in many ways, a deepening awareness that there were technologies coming onto the scene that would change the banking ...read more


How banks and blockchain offer new trading opportunities

Written by Patrik Zekkar | Banking, Blockchain, Cloud...

Call it a dilemma, or a vicious circle, or better yet, a Catch-22. It’s what most small companies face when they first look to engage in international trading. On its face, international trade is about buying and selling across national borders, representing new market opportunities. But like most opportunities, international trading also comes with a ...read more


How blockchain technology can help improve everyday life

Written by Oscar Roque | Blockchain, Energy & Utilities, Financial Markets...

At Interac Corp., a leading provider of payment services in Canada, we’ve discovered that blockchain for business can improve everyday life. Consider that blockchain’s promise lies in its ability to weave together networks of previously independent people, organizations and industries to create new value chains. These can help to transform business models, deliver new customer ...read more


Think tank and banks innovate to offer open banking

Written by Liliana Fratini Passi | Banking, Financial Markets, IBM Services

In Africa there’s a saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That’s the philosophy behind my organization, Consorzio CBI, a pre-competitive think tank promoting collaboration and digital innovation among 450 banks in Italy and financial service providers throughout the European Union (EU). Some 2 million ...read more