Who needs a blockchain?

Chris Skinner

I often say that blockchain is one of the most complex areas, combining all we don’t know about technology with all we don’t understand about finance. Some things that claim to be blockchain don’t use blockchains, and some blockchains claim not … The post Who needs a blockchain?

Blockchain is dead

Chris Skinner

I used to blog about blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) almost once a week … four years ago. Blockchain Digital Bank Fintech Grid Opinion PaymentsToday, I hardly blog about it at all.

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Bitcoin, Stablecoin, Blockchain, Enterprise Ledger … WTF?

Chris Skinner

I used to blog about blockchain and cryptocurrency almost every day. In fact, my last blog was about the blockchain hype being dead, but the blockchain dream is still very much alive. Blockchain Fintech Future Grid Opinion

Blockchain: a solution looking for a problem?

Chris Skinner

These included: Mastercard partners R3 … R3 and Infosys complete blockchain trade finance trial Wells Fargo’s Stablecoin ‘Faster, Cheaper’ Than SWIFT … The post Blockchain: a solution looking for a problem? Blockchain Future Grid

Are you pulling my blockchain?

Chris Skinner

I just gave a presentation on blockchain. I haven’t been asked to make a specific presentation on blockchain for over a year, so it meant dusting off some rusty notes and slides and thinking about where we are today. Blockchain Fintech Future Grid

Will blockchain replace core banking?

Chris Skinner

Today’s share is from Simon Taylor, he of the blockchain fame … The post Will blockchain replace core banking? Blockchain Future Grid

Do we need a blockchain?

Chris Skinner

I haven’t written about blockchain for a while. I’m not bored of the promise of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Just bored of how much hype there has been and of so many companies claiming to have the latest blockchain breakthrough.

Ana Botin of Santander on FinTech and Blockchain

Chris Skinner

But when the interviewer, Erik Schatzker, asks her … The post Ana Botin of Santander on FinTech and Blockchain appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Digital Bank Fintech Grid Innovation Payments Purpose

 Blockchain Dials Up Smartphones

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The world’s first blockchain-enabled smartphone will debut in Bangladesh , India. Bitcoin Blockchain Hack? Separately, bitcoin’s blockchain has been hijacked by malware installed that uses the network itself to repel attacks, according to Forbes.

UPDATE: The Blockchain Hype is Dead!

Chris Skinner

Talking about spoof news, I think my blog Blockchain is dead upset a few blockchain enthusiasts. Don’t get me wrong, as it’s … The post UPDATE: The Blockchain Hype is Dead! Blockchain Future Grid

The 10-year-old who runs a blockchain company

Chris Skinner

Blockchain Case Studies GridI often talk about the world changing thanks to young people who can code.

Accenture Introduces Blockchain Procurement Solution

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Accenture has a blockchain solution that just went live, according to a press release. With increased supplier demand, Accenture buyer teams need to move quickly and effectively,” said Shane Marshall, the company’s managing director of Global IT and Blockchain.

Did Blockchain Peak In 2019?

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And for blockchain, a few warning signs have been flashing that all may not be as rosy as some observers may have hoped, had wanted. This is not to say that blockchain is doomed. It’s anecdotal, but seems to be a tell, too, on whether enthusiasm for blockchain has waned.

Blockchain is dead, long live the Blockchain

Chris Skinner

Lots of people saying that blockchain is past its sell-by date, R3 are bust and distributed ledgers are dead. I think it’s related to the journalists who, having delighted in bigging up blockchain big time for the past two years are now relishing … The post Blockchain is dead, long live the Blockchain appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Fintech Future Grid Innovation Technology ValueWeb

MPs battle over blockchain

Chris Skinner

Conservative MP Eddie Hughes has just written a 36-page white paper extolling the benefits of blockchain for Britain, which was published yesterday Unlocking Blockchain: Embracing new technologies to drive efficiency and empower the citizen, by FREER. FREER is a major new initiative from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA, a … The post MPs battle over blockchain appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Grid Innovation

Applying Blockchain to Identity

Chris Skinner

In my final deep dive into blockchain use cases, I come to digital identity. First, we need to understand what we mean by identity before we can talk about how blockchains could help. Blockchain GridNow this is a thorny area for three reasons.

What’s next for blockchain?

Chris Skinner

I recently wrote an article for Bloomberg’s Business Week, and thought it worth sharing with y’all here: What’s next for blockchain? Everyone got very excited a few years ago about blockchain technologies, the ledger system that was spawned by the arrival of bitcoin in 2009. It allows the recording of … The post What’s next for blockchain? Blockchain Digital Bank Fintech Grid Innovation ValueWeb

Bitcoin Daily: Crypto Startup Kadena Introduces Public Blockchain, NBA’s Kings Auction Jersey Using Blockchain

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Kadena , a crypto startup that’s an offshoot of JPMorgan’s blockchain center, has launched a public blockchain that can interact through public and private sections, according to a report Wednesday (Jan.

Blockchain-Friendly Smartphone Introduced By Samsung

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Samsung ’s latest Galaxy Note 10 aims to boost blockchain adoption by making it more user-friendly, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday (Sept. The new product will be marketed as a “KlaytnPhone,” named after a South Korean blockchain platform, sources told the WSJ.

Mastercard Inks Bahrain Blockchain Partnership

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Mastercard is collaborating with Bahrain’s Electronic Network for Financial Transactions ( BENEFIT ) to develop a blockchain-powered B2B payments solution, according to a press release Tuesday (July 30).

Blockchain 101: Mobile payments

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Let's take a look at the what blockchain is, and how it can help transform the mobile payments industry

Bitcoin Daily: UN Secretary-General Urges Blockchain Adoption; Africa Blockchain Institute To Open School In Rwanda In 2020

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The United Nations (UN) needs to embrace blockchain, António Guterres, U.N. Guterres said blockchain technology will be a critical part of the U.N., China, too, has prioritized blockchain, and the $6 billion U.N.

Applying Blockchain to Payments

Chris Skinner

I’ve blogged for over a week about blockchain based developments in Clearing & Settlement and Trade Finance, and will continue for another week talking about the developments in Payments and Digital Identity. Blockchain Payments Uncategorized

Is Stupid Money Chasing Blockchain?

Bank Innovation

There seems to be a profound conundrum facing blockchain and its implications for financial services. While it is true that blockchain seems to have the potential to “transform” financial services, it also faces steep challenges.

FEMA Looks At Blockchain To Aid Disaster Payouts

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The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revealed that it might look into using blockchain technology to streamline disaster insurance payouts, as well as speed up its response to disasters.

Blazing a path for blockchain in banking

Insights on Business

According to a report from Santander, blockchain technology is poised to save banks $20 billion dollars a year in infrastructure costs by 2022. Instead, he and his team identified a key client challenge for which blockchain could provide a valuable solution.

Blockchain Makes Inroads Into Banking

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In Asia, blockchain continues to get a boost from government and regulatory efforts, especially in the realm of trade finance done across borders. Separately, the South Korean government has been eyeing tax breaks for blockchain in a move that looks to bring innovation to the region.

 Samsung Eyes Blockchain Smartphone?

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In the world of blockchain phones, another name may crowd the pantheon. Said sites including thenextweb.com , Samsung, no small player in mobile devices, submitted three trademark requests in Europe that offer up some clues into blockchain-focused phones.

Mastercard Blockchain Patent Would Support Multiple Currencies

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Mastercard has been awarded a patent for a proposed blockchain system that would support multiple types of currency. So Mastercard wants to implement a method to create a blockchain that enables different blocks that can store different types of information.

Ripple Invests $25M in Blockchain Capital

Bank Innovation

Enterprise blockchain provider Ripple has made a $25 million investment in blockchain startup, Blockchain Capital, the company announced today. Capital Cryptocurrency Online Payments BlockChain Blockchain Capital cryptocurrency funding Investment Ripple

Will tech giants like Facebook, Google take over blockchain?

Mobile Payments Today

Giants in retail, banking and the Web are rapidly adopting blockchain technologies. But, will these companies such as Google and Facebook truly dominate blockchain

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Accelerating Blockchain Transformation

Insights on Business

In March of 2016, I testified on the revolutionary nature of blockchains before the U.S. Since that time, blockchains have continued garnering interest across multiple industries from banking to health care, and have been explored for quite a few additional use cases. Permissioned blockchains can provide value to customers through their ability to establish consensus between parties, provenance of assets, immutability of ledgers, and finality of transactions.

Finastra Taps Ripple To Power Blockchain Payments

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Real-time currency exchange and remittance network Ripple has teamed up with Finastra to allow banking customers to access RippleNet , its worldwide blockchain payments network. Blockchain cross-border payments Digital Banking Finastra News RippleNet What's Hot XRP

JPMC Adds Deutsche Bank To Blockchain Roster

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Deutsche Bank , Germany’s largest bank, is joining the 320 banks in the JPMorgan Chase -led blockchain initiative, the Financial Times reported Sunday (Sept. More than 65 banks are live on the JPMorgan blockchain, and 255 are in the process of joining.

Oracle Boosts Blockchain Efforts

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The movement to embrace blockchain — notably, among some tech giants — has gotten some momentum in recent days, with new announcements of projects going live. 12) that it has as many as a dozen enterprise clients using a cloud-based blockchain platform that went live in the summer of 2018.

Brexit A Boon For Blockchain?

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Late this month, a study from Nexus found that across 200 businesses surveyed, more than half of large and mid-sized companies queried are looking to adopt blockchain in an effort to mitigate operational risks in the wake of Brexit. That would leave room for blockchain.

Blockchain for KYC: Game-changing RegTech Innovation

Insights on Business

Consider, for example, the blockchain space. Innovators such as Alex Carmichael, COO of Promontory Financial Group Australasia, are expanding the frontiers of blockchain innovation into areas such as risk and compliance, anti-money laundering and know-your-customer (KYC).

FIs Look Inward For Faster Blockchain Deployment

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Though the manic blockchain hype of 2018 has died down somewhat, FinTechs, banks and corporates continue to collaborate and innovate as they develop distributed ledger technology solutions for a range of use cases, including faster cross-border transactions.

Amazon Eyes Blockchain

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An announcement Wednesday (November 28) said AWS is launching Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, as well as Amazon Managed Blockchain – solutions that Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said are “something that a lot of companies need.”

Applying Blockchain to Trade Finance

Chris Skinner

After Clearing and Settlement as a blockchain use case, the next big area of interest is Trade Finance. Blockchain GridThis is primarily because it’s an area full of inefficiencies and open to fraud.

50 shades of blockchain …

Chris Skinner

I’ve written about Bitcoin and blockchain for half a decade, and now banks are all talking about it too. There is a belief that the blockchain technology that came from the Bitcoin structure could revolutionise banking. But there’s a problem, not with blockchain protocol, but with the hype and confusion that surrounds it. How will banks … The post 50 shades of blockchain … appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Grid Technology ValueWeb

Even British Airways gets blockchain now

Chris Skinner

So imagine my … The post Even British Airways gets blockchain now appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Grid

Enterprise Blockchain Consortiums – Part 1

Bank Innovation

2016 was a big year for Blockchain. The hype around Blockchain was palpable, and we saw news from all around the world about various initiatives picking up steam.