Monthly Archives: August 2015

23 AugMight Blockchain help securities markets?

This week follows from the previous post, which looked at how moving securities balances from one platform to another was not a totally new idea. Building on that, I would like to illustrate how Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) might work in securities settlement. A little accounting example is a necessary evil ingredient in helping develop […]

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09 AugBlockchain has some history in financial services

This week, I would like to take a closer look at the underlying platform; Blockchain or to be more precise Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). There are two pillars of note that underpin the idea of DLT: firstly, the idea that each participant in the system keeps a copy of the entire balance sheet and ledger […]

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03 Aug3 ways ways Bitcoin falls down as a means of payment

Back from the summer holiday and time to take up the Bitcoin challenge once more. In the last post, I put forward the idea that Bitcoin has some advantages over gold. This week I hope I want to look at where Bitcoin falls down as a means of payment. This is something I consider a […]

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