A Summer Reading List for blockchain

In banking and finance, only 4% of professionals consider themselves familiar with blockchain technology. However, 56% of them recognize its growing importance. (PwC: How Fintech is Reshaping Financial Services) This summer reading list is intended to familiarize newcomers with blockchain technology, and help everybody catch up as blockchain is poised to go commercial. The Introductory… More A Summer Reading List for blockchain

Banks + Cryptocurrencies = True?

The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published a report titled “the Future of Financial Services” that looks at how disruptive innovations are reshaping the structuring, provisioning, and consumption of financial services. In the report. cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies featured as a major part of a set of innovations that will present challenges for financial services stakeholders… More Banks + Cryptocurrencies = True?

Analysing the Ethereum/Microsoft BaaS solution

This year has seen a massive growth in curiosity about blockchain technology in both the world of finance and technology, and especially from those who are interested in both. Millions of dollars has been invested in various blockchain project, and have created a new category of technology: blockchain as a service. Almost every major financial… More Analysing the Ethereum/Microsoft BaaS solution

Ethereum, the blockchain ecosystem of the future?

The most eyecatching story coming out of the Ethereum DEVCON1 conference held in November, was definitely the announcement that Microsoft and ConsenSys are partnering to offer Ethereum Blockchain as a Service (EBaaS) on Microsoft Azure. This partnership will allow enterprise clients and developers to have a single click cloud based blockchain developer environment, where they… More Ethereum, the blockchain ecosystem of the future?

The road towards technological and regulatory frameworks emerge

The “central banker’s central bank” is backing blockchain technology The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an organization whose membership consists of the central banks of 60 nations. Their goal is to “fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serve as a bank for central banks”. The 23rd November, the BIS committee on payments and market infrastructures… More The road towards technological and regulatory frameworks emerge

The trust machine: Economist writes about blockchain technology

2015 have already been named “the year of the blockchain” by financial services experts, such as Chris Skinner. This weeks main story in the Economist is titled: “The trust machine, The promise of the blockchain”. They also published a more extensive piece called: “The great chain of being sure about things” These two are definitely… More The trust machine: Economist writes about blockchain technology