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The potential for blockchain to transform how organizations produce and capture value is very real, but so are the challenges to its broad implementation.
To understand the transformation that’s being brought about by blockchain technology, it’s useful to start with its largest implementation to date: bitcoin.
Even years into the deployment of the internet, many believed that it was still a fad. Of course, the internet has since become a major influence on our lives, from how we buy goods and services, to the ways we socialize with friends, to the Arab Spring, to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The blockchain is a revolution that builds on another technical revolution so old that only the more experienced among us remember it: the invention of the database. First created at IBM in 1970, the importance of these relational databases to our everyday lives today cannot be overstated.
Bitcoin and blockchain may be moving beyond buzzword status. Funding to the sector has gone from almost no investment in 2012 to over $500M in each of the past two years.
True blockchain-led transformation is still many years away, according to an article, “The Truth About Blockchain” in the Harvard Business Review, because it does not deliver a truly “disruptive” business model which can attack an existing model with a lower cost solution, rather it is a
Die Deutsche Börse entwickelt derzeit verschiedene Blockchain-Konzepte, die zum Ziel haben, Anwendungsbereiche für die Distributed-Ledger-Technologie in der Finanzbranche zu eruieren. Zwei neue Prototypen sind kürzlich live gegangen.
Das deutsch-österreichische Forschungsprojekt BITCRIME empfiehlt den Regierungen, Bitcoins durch Sperrlisten zu regulieren. Die Koordinatorin des deutschen Teilprojekts, die Juristin Dr. Paulina Pesch, erklärt im Interview, weshalb.
You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ and dismissed it as a fad, a buzzword, or even technical jargon. But I believe blockchain is a technological advance that will have wide-reaching implications that will not just transform the financial services but many other businesses and industries.
Das weltweit größte Clearinghaus will eine Blockchain nutzen, um die Abwicklung des Derivatehandels zu optimieren, und hat dafür IBM, Axoni und R3 engagiert. Wird die Blockchain nun tatsächlich Teil des weltweiten Finanzwesens?