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How high-tech blockchain is creating new payment opportunities

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 […]

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How blockchain technology is helping bands and their fans

The trouble with tickets 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 […]

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Why ANZ bank is optimistic about blockchain technology

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 […]

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How high-tech blockchain is helping boost global trade

A trade fan speaks In the realm of banking, I’m what you’d call a “trade person.” I don’t just mean it in the literal sense—my job: Global Co-head of Trade and Working Capital for the UniCredit Group —I mean it on a deeper, personal level. We “trade people” share a passionate belief that, in the […]

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High-tech blockchain paves the way for cars to pay

Self-driving cars are the future of transportation. That much is certain. But what’s not certain is how the surrounding infrastructure—roads, charging stations, parking lots, insurance, etc.—will adapt. When a driverless vehicle needs to recharge its battery, use a toll road or park, who will pay? And how will the transaction occur? These are the kinds […]

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