Blockchain/Bitcoin

Alex Batlin’s Briefing of Crypto 2.0 Musings – Standards and Reference Data Governance DAO

Last few weeks has seen the rise of The DAO – an organization like no other. Part VC fund of about 170 million USD, part crowdfunding platform, part machine. The machine part is the novel piece of the puzzle – effectively all of

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4 Notable Fintech Events in Europe this June & July

The 4 fintech events in Europe below that you should not miss will celebrate the innovation and disruption in finance. All areas of financial innovation are showcased and the hottest and most innovative & disruptive startups and companies in the area will

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Blockchain to Help Eliminate the Middlemen in the Luxury Industry

Blockchain’s increasing popularity is now being embraced by a wide range of industries. Start-ups are being created by people across the world who have a desire to use blockchain’s revolutionary ledger technology to improve their specialist industry, and to further

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Alex Batlin’s Briefing of Crypto 2.0 Musings – Combining Ricardian and Smart Contracts

Nick Szabo proposed the idea of smart contracts back in 1997 Many kinds of contractual clauses (such as collateral, bonding, delineation of property rights, etc.) can be embedded in the hardware and software we deal with, in such a way

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Blockchain – to Replace Government in Real Estate

When it comes to blockchain, the immutable ledger technology that underpins bitcoin, much of the limelight thus far has been on its potential to disrupt the finance industry. However, the transformation that real estate may experience from applying blockchain could

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Morgan Stanley Shares Roadmap for Blockchain Adoption

While the long-term opportunity offered by blockchain is clear, widespread adoption by financial institutions will take between 5 and 10 years from now, according to Morgan Stanley. In a new report entitled ‘Global Insight: Blockchain in Banking: Disruptive Threat or Tool?’,

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Central Banks Face Bitcoin Pressure

Given that the ‘distributed ledger’ technology upon which Bitcoin has been developed allows a payment system to operate without the need for intermediaries such as central banks, it is looking increasingly likely that the financial system is set to undergo

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FCA, IOSCO and FINRA to regulate FinTech and Blockchain

In the aftermath of the financial crisis 2007-09, financial regulators across the world implemented tighter controls on the majority of sectors within the financial services industry. One of the reasons for their activism may have been the lot criticism regulators

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10 Must Read Bitcoin and Blockchain Blogs and Webpages

As bitcoin/blockchain technology is gaining much traction from the financial world and beyond, a number of dedicated online publications and blogs have emerged to share expert commentary and industry news. Today, we’ve made a list of the top 10 bitcoin

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Blockchain to Revolutionize the Commodity Industry

There now appears to be plenty of scope for blockchain to be used for financial purposes beyond simple transactions. Cryptographic ledger technology could end up replacing costly financial intermediaries in financial markets which could have seismic effects on the infrastructure

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