Distributed ledger technology

Blockchain misreads could set banks up for mistakes

03/14/17

Companies that fail to understand blockchain and distributed ledger technologies properly risk making expensive missteps.

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Cheat sheet: The trade-offs of blockchain privacy tools

03/08/17

A previously unreleased paper lays out the pros and cons for banks of technologies designed to restore confidentiality on shared ledgers.

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Breaking Banks: Blockchain's strides hearten bankers, frustrate purists

03/03/17

Banks have signaled bullishness for blockchain tech. But some say ignorance is leading to ill-informed choices.

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Banks are sold on blockchain, concerned about collaboration

03/02/17

Bank blockchain leaders say the technology is solid and privacy's been solved mostly. They’re focused now on integration, collaboration and saving money.

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Scotiabank said to test smart contract, blockchain for trade reports

03/02/17

The Canadian bank completed a months-long trial of technology developed by AlphaPoint, the tech startup said.

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Bank blockchain choices may come down to IBM vs. Microsoft

02/28/17

IBM's work with Northern Trust and Hyperledger and Microsoft's alliance with JPMorgan and others show the different approaches the tech giants are taking with the technology.

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Corporate boards are on board with blockchain, survey finds

02/09/17

Some say 2017 is a make-or-break year for the recordkeeping technology spawned by bitcoin. According to a survey released Thursday, most executives in financial services and IT are putting their money on "make."

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‘Centralized’ blockchain projects are doomed to failure

01/31/17

In time, more large institutions will realize that closed, centralized blockchains aren’t any better than the databases now in use.

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Banks should slow down to get blockchain right

01/20/17

Bank consortium R3 CEV, one of the most well-funded blockchain working groups, has endured criticism for its meticulous process. But if blockchains are most valuable with a network effect, maybe forgoing some agility is worth the long while.

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Deloitte opens blockchain lab in New York to push for working prototypes

01/12/17

The goal of Deloitte's new blockchain-focused lab in New York is to turn proofs of concepts into real solutions.

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