blockchain

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 blockchain technology is helping bands and their fans

Written by Steven Dobesh | Blockchain, Developer, Media and Entertainment

You’ve probably thought about it: getting in at the ground floor of an IPO is a dream come true. For the vast majority, however, it remains only a dream — accessible only to a relatively small group of privileged investors. To get a piece of the action, the average person has to wait until the ...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


How blockchain helps spark innovation for energy grids

Written by Vikram Singh | Blockchain, Energy & Utilities, IBM Services

Electric utilities are in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime business model transformation. To capitalize on energy technologies that give customers new choices and change the structure of the electrical grid, utilities must adapt to a new reality. We at Alectra Utilities Corp., a utility serving one million homes and businesses outside of Toronto in Ontario, ...read more


Why ANZ bank is optimistic about blockchain technology

Written by Nigel Dobson | Banking, Blockchain, Financial Markets

With so much hype surrounding blockchain, we at ANZ bank have been keen to develop practical and deliverable use cases. We’re optimistic about one that applies distributed ledger technology to digitize financial guarantees between landlords and tenants in commercial property leasing. Working in a modest consortium with Westpac bank, shopping center operator Scentre Group and ...read more


How to build trust in AI with blockchain technology

Written by Karen Kilroy | AI/Watson, Blockchain, Computer Services...

Machine learning and AI are all about data. We give AI-powered systems massive amounts of data to ingest and analyze, and then we trust the results. But I want to know how we can ensure the integrity of those systems, from the algorithms to the data sources. Solving the AI data-integrity issue I believe the ...read more