Tag "Blockchain"

What is Stellar Blockhain, and Why it Matters

Since the launch of the Bitcoin protocol over ten years ago, a horde of blockchain projects have emerged to solve various problems in the financial services industry, and in the remittances and cross-border payments area, perhaps one of the most

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40% of Business Leaders Willing to Invest More Than US$5M on Blockchain, Said Deloitte Study

The blockchain industry is maturing and beginning a new chapter as executives move from experimentation and research to active adoption and implementation, according to a new study by Deloitte. Deloitte’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey, released earlier this month, points to

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BMW is the Latest Automotive Company Jumping the Blockchain Bandwagon

German car manufacturer BMW is exploring the use of blockchain in numerous applications, including mobility services, supply chain and customer services. This news follows a streak of automotive manufacturers like Porsche and Mercedes Benz announcing their foray into blockchain. Speaking

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Will Amazon Find the Same Success With Blockchain as They Did With Cloud?

After carving out their dominance in the cloud computing space, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has seemingly set their sights on blockchain with Amazon Managed Blockchain According to AWS, the fully managed service makes it easier for companies to create and

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New Research Finds Proliferation Of “Flash Boys” Trades On Crypto Exchanges

A new study by researchers at Cornell Tech and several other universities has discovered that “Flash Boys”-like trading manipulation is rampant on certain cryptocurrency exchanges, especially decentralized exchanges (DEXes). The study, titled Flash Boys 2.0: Frontunning, Transaction Reordering, and Consensus

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Porsche Explores Blockchain Deployment for Driverless Cars

In collaboration with the Berlin-based start-up XAIN, Porsche is currently testing blockchain applications directly in vehicles. This is not the first instance of a luxury automotive company turning to blockchain to solve its problems. Mercerdes-Benz also announced earlier this year

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EU Calls for a European Blockchain Infrastructure

The blockchain ecosystem has been steadily maturing over the past several years and projects are getting both larger and closer to going live, or have already done so. 2019 is set to witness several large platforms attract significant user bases,

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Is Blockchain all Hype? A Financier and Supply Chain Professor Discuss

This is an article from The Conversations’s Head to Head, a series in which academics from different disciplines chew over current debates. Today Prof Arturo Bris and Prof Carlos Cordon discuss Blockchain, both are professors at IMD Business School. Arturo Bris: Have you ever

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24 Fintech Events in London to Attend in 2019

London is Europe’s leading fintech hub, home to some of the world’s hottest fintech companies including TransferWise, Revolut and Funding Circle. The city’s emergence as a world fintech pioneer was supported by its position as a global financial center, world-class

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New SIX Paper Outlines Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Securities Value Chain

SIX, the financial services provider best known for operating the Swiss stock exchange, has released a new whitepaper that explores possible scenarios for the future of the stock exchange over the next five to ten years. Titled Future of the

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