March 28, 2016

Blockchain: Embracing a disruptive change

By Shwetal Gajbhiye, FinTech Consultant Whenever there is a new idea, concept or change is introduced, the one and the biggest challenge faced is how one can embrace this change. For the very obvious reason is its threat to the existing ecosystem. The same was observed when the buzz word FinTech was heard. One of […]
March 27, 2016

The Next Big Thing: Will the Blockchain Unblock the Securities Industry?

By Edith Rigler, Senior Consultant, Payments Advisory Group   The terms “bitcoin” and “blockchain” technology have gone mainstream over the last few years. There is hardly a day without news about a “revolution in financial services”, the “next evolutionary jump”, and about “the next big thing” totally changing our lives. The World Economic Forum has […]
March 20, 2016

BlockChain 会如何把我们联起来呢?

BlockChain似乎让我们在生活的细节上又再拉近一点,本来科技已为我们带来很多的方便,但早于几年前,BlockChain 造就了比特币,可能有很多人都认识比特币,但对背后的技术BlockChain好像未有更多的理解。 BlockChain除了在金融这方面起了很大作用外,还在其他方面可应用的,如互联网业务,政府公开信息,电子证据及数据安全等领域都能用到。所以说BlockChain迟些会把我们生活上的各个范畴都能联系起来,到时又会是什样的一个世界呢?现在我们的生活上已离不开互联网,而科技的不断进步,我相信BlockChain会为我们的科技领域上带来另一个境界。 我国现已不断探讨BlockChain能否在未来完全取代以往传统的技术,那我们便要拭目以待。近日在网上看到中国区块链应用研究中心发起为BlockChain 征集中文译名,现时我们只用区块链来表逹BlockChain,但其实这还未为真正的中文译名,而很多人也很关心BlockChain真正的中文译名是甚么呢?我自己个人认为BlockChain是由信用及数据连在一起的,名字应该不少得这几个字是吗?
March 17, 2016

Blockchain in India Opportunities and Challenges: The Vowel Model

By Shwetal Gajbhiye, FinTech Consultant In spite of being the buzzword across the globe, blockchain continues to remain one of the unexploited sectors in India. With traditional pillars of FinTech continuing to dominate the industry; it is imperative to look at it as one of the important pillars of the Indian landscape. With hardly 4-5 […]
March 14, 2016

International regulators’ view on blockchain

The future of blockchain will strongly depend on regulators. But their views are quite diverse. Some are very much in favour of this new technology, while others are rather careful and focus mainly on the risks of distributed ledgers. We have collected different opinions of leading financial regulatory in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Pacific […]
March 11, 2016

“Israel: A Hotspot for Blockchain Innovation”

Deloitte has published an excellent report on the blockchain ecosystem in Israel, after more than a year of research and engagement with the industry players. After explaining blockchain technology as well as its potential and its challenges, Deloitte provides a nice overview about the vibrant Israeli startup ecosystem in general and FinTech in particular. “Israel, […]
March 10, 2016

„Beyond Bitcoin: The blockchain revolution in financial services“

In their recent report  „Beyond Bitcoin: The blockchain revolution in financial services“  Kevin Petrasic and Matthew Bornfreund from White & Case have analysed the potential impact of blockchain technology on the financial sector. “Blockchain could reduce banks’ infrastructure costs by US$15 – 20 billion per annum by 2022.” They have looked at various potential blockchain […]