The rise of crypto-assets management and why it matters to investors

Online investing has made ordinary people discover financial markets. Together with lockdowns and limited mobility triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, came hours and hours spent on social media and the internet, and all that made us even more aware of new ways of investing, among other things and realities. …

The Blockchain Case: Can we trust the intermediary of trust?

First impressions count. In life, in business, when it comes to technology matters, when we think of blockchain. The history and evolution of bitcoin, one of disruption, fluctuation and volatility, seems to have done a disservice to the 10-year old most conspicuous distributed ledger.  Bitcoin just happens to be the …

10 Challenges to the Adoption of Smart Contracts

Smart watches, smartphones, smart-clothes. All of them bring the promise of assisting us intelligently, making our lives easier. That’s what the voice-based assistants currently do. The need for validation, if any, comes from us. There are smart contracts too. Rather than assisting one person, they are poised to ease transactions between two …

Distributed ledger tech shapes a new fund-distribution model

Advising, identifying, instructing, acknowledging, processing, checking, confirming, monitoring, reconciling, reporting, storing, regulating, auditing – the fund-distribution value chain is complex and has many intermediaries. Distributed ledger technologies are, however, bringing about a new business model for the asset management industry.

10 business trends to watch in 2017 – Blockchain (2/10)

Blockchain is one of the most exciting—and more misunderstood—emerging technologies. It essentially offers a decentralised ledger of all transactions across a network. When a transaction occurs, everyone on the network knows about it. It’s tamper-proof and virtually instantaneous. This has real disruptive implications for the financial industry, which today uses …

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