What’s The State Of Blockchain In Banking?
May 24, 2019
This Disruptor Daily presents a view on the state of Blockchain in Banking, on how centralized platforms of yesterday are can become obsolete when compared to the decentralized alternatives that the blockchain technology presents and how blockchain is becoming a natural addition to the ever-evolving banking landscape. Read my views along with what 5 other industry experts have to say.
Tags: Blockchain, Business Strategy, Digital Transformation
Blockchain in the Enterprise
APAC CIO Outlook
April 01, 2019
The year 2018 saw blockchain technology gradually progress and become more prominent in the enterprise space. Blockchain in the enterprise can be used either to improve the existing processes to help improve efficiency and increase trust where required but at the same time can be leveraged for new digital processes leading to cost savings and revenue growth.
Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Digital Disruption
Blockchain - All things to all industries
December 18, 2018
Most cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin being the first - use blockchain as the underlying technology. Beyond cryptocurrencies, in the enterprise space, the underlying technology appeared interesting and potentially seemed like it would be able to solve system challenges for business applications. Ever since, enterprise technologists have started evaluating the same and in the last couple of years have created several high profile PoC and pilot implementations. For some reason however, the technology has been perceived to be more suitable for use in the financial services industry. This could probably be because the general idea of the technology was derived from Bitcoin.
Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation
How ICOs are changing the venture funding landscape
February 02, 2018
If you’ve been following blockchain, DLT and cryptocurrencies (bitcoin) in the recent time, then you’ve probably heard the term ICO which seems to be changing the landscape for venture funding, raising capital, paying for digital services and off-course trading crypto-tokens. Sometimes called Token-sale, Initial Coin offering (ICO) appears to have been coined based on the term IPO (Initial Public offering), and while they both seem to sound similar, my personal view is that, the similarity ends at the terms sounding similar. Prima facie many of the objectives have some similarity, with the primary being raising capital for a venture, but they differ in structure, legality and above all safety-net for investors.
Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency
How Blockchain can alter the way we transact in the future
January 10, 2018
Blockchain technology, you’ve probably heard about it through several introductory articles and may be also because of the current boom in Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that has made waves in 2017 and got everyone talking about. Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology, of which Bitcoin is the first application, since then the terms blockchain and bitcoin have been used inter-changeably and people have inadvertently used the term bitcoin to mean blockchain. While that’s led to some misunderstandings and confusion, it hasn’t stopped the technology from finding application beyond cryptocurrencies, into several industries where it can help improve and/or enhance applications and processes leading to increased efficiency, productivity and transparency. Many of these processes however are those that we use in our day-to-day life. While a lot of these applications are still at the PoC stage, it is interesting to know and understand how some of these changes led by blockchain will usher changes in the ways we transact every day.