Post Tagged with: "Bitcoin & Blockchain"

Why The R3CEV Blockchain Consortium Is Splintering And What That Signals

Why The R3CEV Blockchain Consortium Is Splintering And What That Signals

by November 30, 2016 at 12:00 am 1 comment

First it was Goldman Sachs to leave R3CEV. Then it was Santander. However you spin it, this is not good.  As Anna Irrera reveals (from her new job at Reuters in New York), R3CEV “has reduced the amount it aims to raise from bank members in its first large round ofRead More

What would Gandhi have thought about Bitcoin?

What would Gandhi have thought about Bitcoin?

by November 30, 2016 at 12:00 am 1 comment

  Bitcoin is anti-establishment. It is feared by most governments and banks. Yet Bitcoin is also a driver of innovation – which drives productivity and wealth creation which is what citizens want their governments to focus on. That is why the relaxed attitude to Bitcoin in wealthy Switzerland, where theRead More

The Future of Blockchain and Insurance One Year Later

The Future of Blockchain and Insurance One Year Later

by November 29, 2016 at 12:00 am 1 comment

During January 2016, we published What does the future hold for blockchain and Insurance? About one year later, this post looks at what happened during 2016 and what is likely to happen in 2017. The January 2016 post explains the value thesis of Blockchain in Insurance. It also mentions 5Read More

How Bitcoin Will Meet The Scaling Challenges Needed To Go Mainstream

How Bitcoin Will Meet The Scaling Challenges Needed To Go Mainstream

by November 20, 2016 at 12:00 am 3 comments

For some time it seemed rather academic or nerdy to think about Bitcoin scaling. Who cares whether Bitcoin will scale if it is only used by a few people for nefarious activities? Now that one can buy Bitcoin at over 1,000 railway ticket booths that are now also Bitcoin ATMsRead More

Golem and the ICO Ecosystem

Golem and the ICO Ecosystem

by November 17, 2016 at 1:00 am 0 comments

The Golem anthropomorphic figure The Golem deal beckons us to revisit the ICO market. Our recent coverage can be found in IPO or ICO or IEO (briefing on Colored Coins) and Transparency missing from the suppliers of Capital to Fintechs. Golem’s ICO is over. It raised 820,000 ETH (roughly $8.6 million) in a coupleRead More

The radical change coming to Financial Services; Fintech in Switzerland

The radical change coming to Financial Services; Fintech in Switzerland

by November 16, 2016 at 12:00 am 1 comment

Financial Services accounts for 10% of GDP and 5% of employment in Switzerland and the country is a global leader in Wealth Management. So, what happens here really matters and what is happening is earth-shattering (and we normally avoid hyperbolic language on Daily Fintech).  I mean radical in the positiveRead More

Reporting from #InsurTech2016 in Switzerland – the First Country Where Bitcoin may Go mainstream

Reporting from #InsurTech2016 in Switzerland – the First Country Where Bitcoin may Go mainstream

by November 5, 2016 at 9:22 pm 2 comments

Daily Fintech is a global business that happens to be based in Switzerland. Our Subscribers (over 13,800 as I write) are from all over the world, pretty much tracking the growth of Fintech globally.  So we don’t take sides in the Fintech capital of the world debate. I have enjoyedRead More

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