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

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

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

How blockchain will impact the supply chain

Mobile Payments Today

Blockchain technology can provide excellent tools for supply chain management. Former Coca-Cola executive Kraig Adams talks about how he got involved with blockchain technology and how it will transform supply chain management

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.

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

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.

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

Blockchain 101: Mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today

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

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.

Why Hyperledger Says It’s Prime Time For Blockchain

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Is now the prime time for blockchain ? As COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains worldwide, Brian Behlendorf , executive director of Hyperledger , told Karen Webster that the pandemic has spurred a shift in thinking about new use cases for permissioned blockchains.

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

 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.

Facebook Changes Blockchain Name To Avoid Confusion

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Facebook’s blockchain division, Calibra, will get a new name as a way to distance it from Facebook’s Libra digital currency, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday (May 26). . People were confusing Libra and Calibra all the time,” said David Marcus, Facebook’s head of blockchain. “In

Blockchain can accelerate coronavirus aid

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Federal Reserve Blockchain Digital payments Coronavirus Payment processingA transparent, decentralized ledger will speed up payments while mitigating the inevitable next round of federal mismanagement, says Polyient Labs' Jeff Hinkle.

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

WSFS taps blockchain firm Intain to automate capital markets transactions

Bank Innovation

WSFS Bank is working with Intain, a blockchain firm based in Chennai, India, to help automate capital markets transactions. based bank, a subsidiary of WSFS Financial, said it’s using Intain’s blockchain-based tool to facilitate trustee reporting for asset-backed securities transactions.

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

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

Overstock CEO: Why Immunity Passports Could Move Blockchain Tech Mainstream

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It’s a tall order, Overstock CEO Jonathan Johnson told Karen Webster in a recent digital discussion, but the power of blockchain can be critical in addressing it. Will This Be Blockchain’s Time To Shine?

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.

Top 10 Blockchain Headlines of 2016

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Blockchain—possibly the buzziest of buzzwords in 2016. Online Payments Security Technology Uncategorized Virtual Currency 2016 artificial intelligence BlockChain KYC money transfer R3CEV 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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JCB And TECHFUND Partner For Blockchain Payment System Ideas

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Japan-based credit card and payment firm JCB has announced a partnership with tech startup accelerator TECHFUND to explore the idea of a payment system with blockchain options, the company said on Friday (May 15). Using blockchain in combination with credit cards isn’t a new idea.

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How Blockchain Is Transforming The Supply Chain

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There are two terms seen a lot in juxtaposition to supply chain lately: coronavirus and blockchain. Some new use cases and a new report put blockchain and the supply chain in perspective. That is why blockchain is referred to as being distributed or decentralized.

Creating a ‘Blockchain Industry:’ Patenting the Blockchain

Bank Innovation

Patent filings for blockchain technology have more than tripled since 2014; this spike includes patents filed by cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase, payment processors like Mastercard, and banks like Goldman Sachs and the Bank of America. Online Payments Technology Virtual Currency Bitcoin BlockChain cryptocurrencies MasterCard patent law

Blockchain Is Perfectly Suited for Banking, But Banking Is Not Ready for Blockchain, McKinsey Says

Bank Innovation

Blockchain‘s future in banking is bright, but right now, the industry is not prepared to take advantage of what the technology offers, according to a new McKinsey report on blockchain’s viability across various industries.

Is Blockchain Still Blockchain If You Can Edit It?

Bank Innovation

This past Tuesday, we got to watch Senator Elizabeth Warren flay Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf alive—which Twitter thoroughly enjoyed—and then Accenture announced a patent filing for a technique that allows for a blockchain to be edited—which Twitter was somewhat less enthused about.

Synechron Launches 6 New Accelerators For All Your Blockchain Needs

Bank Innovation

Some people seem to think blockchain is the best technological advancement humanity has come up with since the wheel. Certainly, one can’t deny that blockchain or distributed ledger technology has an intriguing amount of potential.

Can biometrics plug the weakness of blockchain?

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There's been a lot of interest in using blockchain, the distributed ledger technology developed for bitcoin, to modernize payments and banking systems. But as with any technology, blockchain is only secure if its users can be trusted. Blockchain Biometrics Digital ID

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.