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The problem with proxy voting—and how Blockchain can help

“The problem with proxy voting—and how Blockchain can help” by Todd Cooper originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse. Corporate governance controls how publicly held companies behave. It guides how decisions get made, from setting broad objectives to the smallest internal controls, and helps protect the interests of all the company’s stakeholders, such as shareholders, management and […]

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How AAIS innovates with blockchain to ease regulatory reporting

“How AAIS uses blockchain to ease regulatory reporting” by Joan Zerkovich originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse.   Insurance carriers have been collecting data for decades. The American Association of Insurance Services, or AAIS, serves as a bridge between carriers and regulators for regulatory reporting. We anonymize and aggregate a specific subset of a carriers’ data and share it with regulators. For the past 80 […]

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SilverHook gains edge with AI in race to the podium

Last year, after breaking the Guinness World Record for the Key West to Cuba run, we wondered what was next for the #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook ocean racing powerboat? We found the answer in the 50th anniversary of the Trinidad & Tobago Great Race, one of the most grueling races in the world. The 115-mile […]

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How blockchain can build trust in the financial ecosystem

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. […]

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How high-tech blockchain is changing the payments world

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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How banks and blockchain offer new trading opportunities

A question of risk 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 […]

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How blockchain technology can help improve everyday life

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 […]

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