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Are TradFi and DeFi on course for convergence or collision?

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?”

SupraOracles is conquering the compromises imposed by the Blockchain Trilemma

Key Insights From This Interview Many blockchain applications, notably in Decentralised Finance (DeFi), rely on Oracles, the API-intermediated, off-chain data feeds that supply smart contracts with price or event or credit or weather or other information.  SupraOracles has built high volume, high security, always-available, real-time API connectivity for the Oracles that feed blockchain applications. TheContinue 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 Regulation is coming to blockchain, and blockchain protocols that cannot adapt to regulation will not succeed in the long term. One way to make a blockchain adaptable is to build digital identification into the protocol, so that any applications built on the Layer 1 blockchain can incorporate customer, supplier andContinue 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”

Why South African fund services infrastructure Finswitch is (no pun intended) switching to blockchain

Why South African fund services infrastructure Finswitch is (no pun intended) switching to blockchain It is not hard to see why centralised financial market infrastructures are more alive than other financial institutions to the opportunities and threats of distributed ledger technologies. They are the neutral entrepots through which data flows between participants in every financialContinue reading “Why South African fund services infrastructure Finswitch is (no pun intended) switching to blockchain”