Bridging the divide

How CLS and IBM moved to blockchain

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Advancing blockchain Financial institutions have positioned themselves at the forefront of blockchain technology. Cost savings alone, some project, could run in the tens of billions of dollars per year1. Settlement times could plunge from days to minutes, almost approaching T+0. Moreover, 8 in 10 capital market organizations planning to implement blockchains in 2017 told IBM they expect to introduce new business models for clearing and settlement2. As first-movers edge closer to commercial implementation, one vital question looms large: What could stall blockchain momentum?

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Meet the authors

Joy Sengupta

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, Head of Corporate Strategy & Planning, CLS

Ram Komarraju

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, Head of Innovation and Technology Delivery, CLS

Keith Bear

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, Emeritus Vice President, Global Financial Markets

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