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Top 5 blockchain stories of Q1

Top 5 blockchain stories of Q1

The winter of 2018 is behind us and spring has arrived. Readers of Blockchain Tech News weren't napping through Q1, though. They devoured stories on quantum computing, the role of blockchain in financial services and digital signage, and a KYC-AML use case.

The importance of dual blockchain in the equity market

The importance of dual blockchain in the equity market

By enabling public access and transparency, blockchain benefits both businesses and investors. But as most financial services data is private and confidential, it's not easy to move beyond the issues and retain the benefits. Here is how it can be done.

Bitcoin and blockchain: Poised to blow up retail banking

Bitcoin and blockchain: Poised to blow up retail banking

Major banks have already begun to invest in promising blockchain projects, and distributed ledger technology now seems poised to disrupt retail banking in an unprecedented way.

Will Satoshi emerge to restore bitcoin's original vision?

Will Satoshi emerge to restore bitcoin's original vision?

Bitcoin was founded on anti-establishment principles. Now that it's becoming "Establishment," will Satoshi emerge to restore the cryptocurrency to his original vision? More importantly, can it be restored?

Is blockchain the future of accounting?

Is blockchain the future of accounting?

Blockchain holds the potential to "break and remake" any data-driven industry. Accounting certainly fits the description. It won't happen tomorrow, but in the not-very-distant future, blockchain is sure to radically change the way accountants crunch the numbers.

Webinar addresses bitcoin, blockchain confusion

Webinar addresses bitcoin, blockchain confusion

Professionals in the technology or banking industries will have heard about bitcoin and blockchain by now. But they might not understand the distinction between the two. A recent webinar explained the difference — and outlined the likely future of each technology.

How do we make technology 'more human?'

How do we make technology 'more human?'

We can easily see in the blockchain industry that technology is ever-evolving, but contrary to what we mortals might expect, it can become more human, not less so, in the process.

Bitcoin and blockchain: Financial services phenom or meltdown in the making?

Bitcoin and blockchain: Financial services phenom or meltdown in the making?

Distributed ledger technology undoubtedly has characteristics that will improve payment processing efficiency and security, but there are steps that financial service providers need to take now to mitigate risks involved in using new technologies.

A tale of Trump and blockchain tech

A tale of Trump and blockchain tech

The Trump administration has expressed interest in using blockchain technology. Could this signal upcoming developments in blockchain regulation and government use?

Blockchain for banking: Big opportunity or big hype?

Blockchain for banking: Big opportunity or big hype?

The banking industry has always tended to be conservative and extremely cautious with any kind of experimentation. This is certainly true with blockchain. But it's also true that banks realize the technology does have applicability, and cannot be ignored .

What are the most promising proof of concept projects?

What are the most promising proof of concept projects?

There are countless proof-of-concept projects competing for investors' money and resources. Some will stand the test of time, but others will prove to be overhyped and underwhelming when it comes to market acceptance and performance. We asked experts for their thoughts on which blockchain projects currently look most promising.

Is fintech a worthy partner?

Is fintech a worthy partner?

Fintech isn't just the new kid on the block anymore; it's got some serious dough behind it. But does it mean that fintech companies are the future?

4 effects of blockchain on financial services

4 effects of blockchain on financial services

Blockchain is best suited for environments where there is shared information and distrust or a need for validation between two parties — which makes financial services providers prime candidates for its use in at least four areas.

Blockchain innovation: What's on the horizon?

Blockchain innovation: What's on the horizon?

There's no killer app for the blockchain yet. But there are still hordes of innovative concepts coming over the horizon.

Are financial institutions ready for the blockchain?

Are financial institutions ready for the blockchain?

Banks have had a rocky relationship with bitcoin, but they are starting to embrace the technology of the blockchain. However, barriers and misconceptions remain.

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Banks are now taking a hard look at virtual currencies, particularly as these emerge as a serious competitor to traditional money-transfer providers. Explore the compliance and cost issues here. 

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