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Vertalo reinvents transfer agency for the age of digital assets

Digital asset enthusiasts are finding that neither issuers nor investors are ready or able yet to let go of high levels of intermediation. Historically, keeping track of investors is the responsibility of the registrar who, in a blockchain-based future is made redundant by a digital ledger that is updated automatically every time an asset changesContinue reading “Vertalo reinvents transfer agency for the age of digital assets”

Are TradFi and DeFi on course for convergence or collision? (27th September 2022)

Future of Finance will convene a panel at R3’s CordaCon event on September 27 at 14.10 to 14.40 What is it about? The digitisation or tokenisation of financial assets is no longer about cryptocurrencies only. Nor is it the preserve of future-minded millennials who grew up playing computer games. Established financial institutions are investing inContinue reading “Are TradFi and DeFi on course for convergence or collision? (27th September 2022)”

SupraOracles is conquering the compromises imposed by the Blockchain Trilemma

Key Insights From This Interview The future of blockchain now hinges more than ever on moving beyond crypto-currencies to create the universe of decentralised products and services that almost all characterisations of Web 3.0 endorse. These products and services will make use of the smart contracts pioneered by the entrepreneurs that created the Decentralised FinanceContinue reading “SupraOracles is conquering the compromises imposed by the Blockchain Trilemma”

The blockchain protocol that has put digital identity at the heart of its strategy

Key Insights From This Interview Concordium is a Layer 1, Proof-of-Stake blockchain with its own cryptocurrency. So far, so normal. But Concordium also has a fascinating twist: it incorporates digital identification functionality at the level of the protocol.  If predictions of the eventual universality of digital identity are even half-fulfilled, this feature will give ConcordiumContinue reading “The blockchain protocol that has put digital identity at the heart of its strategy”

Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure?

A summary of the webinar of May 26 2022 entitled Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure? SUMMARY Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure? Is Blockchain just another software or database technology or is it a general purpose technology capable of totally transforming our economy andContinue reading “Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure?”

Article: MetaMUI uses digital identity to invent a fast, scalable blockchain

The “trilemma” has become a fixed objection to the adoption of blockchain technology. According to it, a blockchain-based system cannot be decentralised, private and scalable at the same time. Instead, insists the trilemma, trade-offs must be made. So when a blockchain protocol claims to have solved the trilemma, it is worth listening to. MetaMUI isContinue reading “Article: MetaMUI uses digital identity to invent a fast, scalable blockchain”

Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure? (26 May 2022)

A Future of Finance Webinar that investigates whether the adoption and impact of Blockchain could be accelerated by pursuing an infrastructural strategy that lowers the cost of adoption, recovers the openness of the early Internet and facilitates inter-operability between different networks. Thursday 26 May at 2.00 pm UK time A major economic mystery is whyContinue reading “Is it the destiny of Blockchain to become the Open Infrastructure? (26 May 2022)”

Article: Blockchain could supplant platform capitalism if it adopted an open infrastructure model

The adoption and impact of Blockchain in financial markets could be accelerated by pursuing a collaborative strategy that uses blockchain to build infrastructures that businesses can use at low cost to launch and distribute new products and services that generate revenues and lower costs without the continuous taxes levied on activity and privacy by theContinue reading “Article: Blockchain could supplant platform capitalism if it adopted an open infrastructure model”

Blockchain in the bond markets could be a Trojan virus that kills incumbents (20 April 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with the banks, bond market professionals, issuers, investors, digital asset players and technology companies Wednesday April 20 at 2pm UK time Bond markets were a primary target of blockchain technologists. As early as 2017-18 bonds were being issued and auctioned on blockchains by https://futureoffinance.biz/2022/07/08/is-it-the-destiny-of-blockchain-to-become-the-open-infrastructure-2/(opens in a new tab)banks and benchmarkContinue reading “Blockchain in the bond markets could be a Trojan virus that kills incumbents (20 April 2022)”

The blockchain-based corporate bond market is about to burst into life

The blockchain-based corporate bond market is about to burst into life The US$124 billion global bond markets seem at last to be taking pole position in the race to unlock the efficiencies conferred by blockchain technology. Much of the effort is directed at the primary markets, where the telephone plays the part it has sinceContinue reading “The blockchain-based corporate bond market is about to burst into life”