Unblocking the blockchain

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Executive overview

Authors: Graham Biggart

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, Risk and Compliance Solution Lead, IBM Global Markets,
Keith Bear

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, Vice President, Financial Markets, IBM

Transparency that engenders trust There is no doubt that blockchain is about bringing trust to transactions. For almost any supply chain – be it food, medical records, precious gems and minerals, real estate or credit default swaps, to name a few – success depends on the promise of transparency and auditability for all participants. In this sense, we can view financial products as supply chains of primary and secondary markets – a supply chain of cash in one direction and of shares, CDs or derivatives in the other.


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