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What AI is doing to asset management operations

What AI is doing to asset management operations Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are technologies subject to errors of pessimism as well as errors of optimism. Predictions of their eventual impact range from dystopias in which machines reduce human beings to helots, through mass, machine-led unemployment, to Utopias of universal leisure in whichContinue reading “What AI is doing to asset management operations”

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”

Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? (18 May 2022)

The Webinar May 18 at 2pm UK time “We have yet to hear a convincing case for why the UK needs a retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC),” concluded a report of January 2022 from the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords. “While a CBDC may provide some advantages, it could present significantContinue reading “Are central banks thinking radically enough about CBDCs? (18 May 2022)”

Is tokenisation of securities markets the nemesis or the apotheosis of the CSD? (16 May 2022)

A Future of Finance Webinar in conjunction with The Africa and Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA) and sponsors Percival Software, a leading provider of CSD systems, to explore the counter-intuitive idea that security tokens could transform central securities depositories (CSDs) into the principal agents of the transformation of the securities markets. It is easy toContinue reading “Is tokenisation of securities markets the nemesis or the apotheosis of the CSD? (16 May 2022)”

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”