How DLT is Disrupting Global Trade Finance

Institutional presence in the relatively infant blockchain industry has always been a widely discussed topic. Given its intricate relationship with the general cryptocurrency market, there is a tendency to extrapolate the negatives of the highly volatile market towards the merits of the underlying technology. However, beyond the various manifestations and implementation of the technology, there…

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The Importance of Interoperability for Blockchains

Blockchain, considered the cutting-edge technology of today, has developed greatly since the inception of Bitcoin back in 2008. With the promise of disintermediation, transparency and empowerment, blockchain supports various use cases and applications across a broad range of sectors. Today, we are witnessing the verticalization of blockchains whereby the technology has been crystallized into specific…

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Exploring Blockchain in Retail Banking

Bitcoin first made its appearance in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, when numerous financial institutions and banks failed worldwide, and governments had to step in to bail out these distressed institutions. This meltdown shook people’s faith in traditional financial systems and paved the way for a digital currency; a currency not governed…

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