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What a Blockchain Economy Will Look Like

A summary of the webinar of 30th September 2021 entitled What a Blockchain Economy Will Look Like  It is easy to portray blockchain technologies as a study in failure. The original vision of a financial system free of costly and centralised intermediaries has proved harder to realise in practice than the keenest evangelists imagined. YetContinue reading “What a Blockchain Economy Will Look Like”

How a financial contract standard could help Blockchain achieve institutional scale

How a financial contract standard could help Blockchain achieve institutional scale Blockchain has so far failed to overcome its notorious trilemma: the need for trade-offs between speed, scalability and decentralisation. Until it does, blockchain technology will struggle to fulfil its potential by penetrating the traditional securities and derivatives markets and remain trapped in the mereContinue reading “How a financial contract standard could help Blockchain achieve institutional scale”

What a Blockchain Economy Will Look Like (30 September 2021)

What a Blockchain Economy Will Look Like A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES, BLOCKCHAIN ENTHUSIASTICS AND FINANCIAL SERVICE COMPANIES HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TRADE AND INVEST WALES AND FINTECH WALES.  Thursday September 30 2021, 14.00 – 15.00 UK time It always takes time for revolutionary technologies to establish themselves. Blockchain is noContinue reading “What a Blockchain Economy Will Look Like (30 September 2021)”

Algorand pioneer Yieldly is building bridges to the future of DeFi

Algorand pioneer Yieldly is building bridges to the future of DeFi The Decentralized Finance (DeFi) markets are synonymous with the Ethereum blockchain protocol. So it is quite an event when an ambitious DeFi application chooses to launch its offering on another one. That is exactly what Yieldly, the provider of staking contracts and a noContinue reading “Algorand pioneer Yieldly is building bridges to the future of DeFi”

Security token markets primed to explode as FINP2P protocol solves the inter-operability problem

In late March 2021 a path to liquidity and growth opened in the security token markets. The Private Markets Digitization Steering Group (PMDSG), a group of banks, financial market infrastructures, technology vendors and FinTechs formed under the umbrella of Global Digital Finance in the spring of 2020 went public with a specification that will make inter-operable blockchain networks a reality for the first time.

Blockchain hits warp speed with “enterprise” version

As Blockchain makes its way out of the Trough of Disillusionment up the Slope of Enlightenment (© Gartner Hype Cycle) cynics forget it offered a valuable innovation: networks in which every participant sees exactly what every other participant sees. In any market where value is exchanged, everything that happens post-trade aims to reach that same point, by a laborious process of repeated reconciliation to identify errors followed by exception processing to correct them. Now “enterprise” blockchain is promising to fix those broken information exchanges. Dominic Hobson asked Yves Guillaume Messy, a Blockchain and venture capital mentor, to tell us more about it.