Post Tagged with: "Bitcoin & Blockchain"

Back Office 2.0 using Blockchain promises Business Process Elimination (BPE)

Back Office 2.0 using Blockchain promises Business Process Elimination (BPE)

by September 24, 2016 at 1:00 am 0 comments

Image source That is why the Blockchain session at SIBOS Singapore last year was standing room only and at SIBOS Geneva next week I counted 10 sessions with Blockchain as the primary theme (it will probably be mentioned in at least half the sessions).  This is the year when BlockchainRead More

Reporting from Finance 2.0 #Crypto16: The Internet of Value, Suing Smart contracts, and Bitcoin use cases

Reporting from Finance 2.0 #Crypto16: The Internet of Value, Suing Smart contracts, and Bitcoin use cases

by September 19, 2016 at 2:00 am 0 comments

    “Now forget Bitcoin altogether…. What is here to stay – what we’re left with – is a platform whereby how we perceive value will increasingly become more crucial to our growth as a species, eventually creating cultural and societal shifts that defy our limited analog imaginations.” Excerpt from the “WhatRead More

Blockchain technology could revolutionize small business finance

Blockchain technology could revolutionize small business finance

by June 14, 2016 at 1:00 am 2 comments

Small business finance is a window of opportunity big enough to drive a truck through. Yet despite years of effort by many smart ventures, there has not yet been a breakthrough to mass scale. Many digital loan processing ventures, such as Ondeck and Kabbage have reached significant scale. Yet weRead More

The SWIFT Hacks May Accelerate the Transition to Blockchain-based Cross-Border Payments

The SWIFT Hacks May Accelerate the Transition to Blockchain-based Cross-Border Payments

by May 20, 2016 at 1:00 am 2 comments

It has been an interesting news cycle in Fintech. First we had Lending Marketplace Meltdown Week. The takeaway: “all this new fangled stuff is messed up and its time to go back to the tried and the true”. Then we had the news that SWIFT, the venerable cross border paymentRead More

Blockchain in Insurance #insurtech

Blockchain in Insurance #insurtech

by May 13, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

Early stage investors and entrepreneurs make their money when something moves from bleeding edge (lots of technical risk) to leading edge (market and team risk).  Blockchain in Insurance  is currently at this intersection, which is why we see so much interest in the subject. The technical risk is lessening everyRead More

Building a Better Supply Chain via the Blockchain

Building a Better Supply Chain via the Blockchain

by May 12, 2016 at 3:05 am 0 comments

Imagine a world where, before you spent a dollar on any good or service you could, at your fingertips trace the entire journey of a product. Did the distributor and transport network that -delivered the coffee beans to this cafe use eco friendly fuels? Is the factory in Bangladesh thatRead More

Blockchain in Capital Markets: Emerging Use Cases II

Blockchain in Capital Markets: Emerging Use Cases II

by May 11, 2016 at 2:13 am 0 comments

Izabella Kaminska at FTAlphaville, has done an excellent job of putting the current blockchain project-users cases in perspective. She emphasizes that there is too much versioning and regressing from fundamentals; essentially heading towards a different but centralized system. She also mentions that all this versioning is introducing lots of newRead More

Blockchain in Capital Markets: Use Cases Emerge in Wholesale Finance

Blockchain in Capital Markets: Use Cases Emerge in Wholesale Finance

by May 10, 2016 at 2:02 am 3 comments

Wholesale financial services has attracted more of the talk and the very early “walk” of blockchain use cases. 15 months ago when I officially committed to Fintech content creation in Capital markets and Wealth management; I was cautious not to discuss blockchain (still not included in Word’s standard dictionary). I’veRead More

Announcing Blockchain Week on Daily Fintech

Announcing Blockchain Week on Daily Fintech

by May 8, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

Introducing Blockchain is like a conference moderator introducing the famous speaker who needs no introduction. If you Google “Blockchain for dummies”, you get a choice of explanations. We assume that the Daily Fintech community is beyond that point. If you need to understand the fundamentals the Khan Academy has aRead More

King George Meets Bitcoin and Walks Away Confused

King George Meets Bitcoin and Walks Away Confused

by April 26, 2016 at 2:00 am 0 comments

In the eyes of Bitcoin fans, they are like the American revolutionaries, a rag-taggle army up against established powers. Of course, in this story line, the might of King George is defeated, but nobody knows how this Bitcoin story will play out. In this note we look at Bitcoin fromRead More