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Videocast: Blockchain technology in the financial services industry

Blockchain and distributed-ledger technology hold tremendous promise, far beyond cryptocurrencies. However, there are also real pitfalls, which are often not identified until it is too late. This Bottom Line videocast discusses: What is blockchain, and how is it broader than bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Why it may be revolutionary, but why it will not solve all problems—and why...

Blockchain: an introduction

Blockchain is a new mechanism for storing data, based on a decentralized ledger. This article seeks to explain, in layman’s terms, what this actually means. It also seeks to give guidance regarding how blockchain may impact on the financial services industry in general, and how United Kingdom and European regulators are reacting to its development. Learn...