13 Dec 2021

Why Katharina Gehra Thinks Blockchain Will Change Everything

Katharina Gehra is convinced that blockchain technologies are going to transform the world. “We see blockchain driving the whole economy,” Gehra says. “We’re already seeing exponential growth in areas such as Ethereum transactions, but there is so much more to come: the superior attributes of the blockchain compared to the

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10 Dec 2021

Blockchain-powered breakthrough on mutual fund

Dechert partner Timothy Spangler well remembers standing next to a whiteboard on Franklin Templeton Investments’ San Mateo campus in California, about three years ago. He was with some of the asset manager’s senior executives. The hype about blockchain technology — which instantly creates secure digital records on a distributed database —

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08 Dec 2021

Welcome to ‘Web3.’ What’s That?

At the start of 2020, a Bitcoin was worth just over $7,000. Today, it’s trading at about $50,000, and the value of all cryptocurrencies, of which Bitcoin is one among many, is some $2.3 trillion. This rise has led many to envision a radically different future for finance and to

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08 Dec 2021

Blockchain in Supply Chain: A Transparent Prospect for Products

Blockchain is the digital record-keeping technology behind cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin and Etherium. It has become a potential game-changer for financial services and other industrial areas, including healthcare, automotive, government, insurance, retail & consumer goods, manufacturing, supply chain, and so on. And today, we will have a look at the

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07 Dec 2021

SETL demonstrates 1m transactions a second on blockchain

Blockchain settlement and payment infrastructure provider SETL is claiming a “breakthrough moment” after its Regulated Liability Network (RLN) demonstrated that it can process one million transactions per second (tps). The RLN is a distributed ledger approach first mooted by Citi’s Tony McLaughlin in his paper, The Regulated Internet of Value. In the

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07 Dec 2021

Six Ways Small Businesses Can Overcome Supply Chain Challenges

It’s common knowledge that supply chain issues are currently widespread and affecting many industries. For small businesses, whether you have a retail outlet or an e-commerce store, it can be a challenge to keep popular items stocked and deal with impatient customers. Let’s explore some ways you can prepare for

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06 Dec 2021

Analysis: users have spent $26.9B+ on NFTs in 2021 so far, most transactions are under $10,000, and CryptoPunks is the most popular collection with $3B sales

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have skyrocketed in popularity over the last year. NFTs are blockchain-based digital items whose units are designed to be unique, unlike traditional cryptocurrencies whose units are meant to be interchangeable. NFTs can store data on blockchains — with most NFT projects built on the Ethereum blockchain —

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03 Dec 2021

Dorsey-led Square rebrands to Block in nod to blockchain

Square Inc (SQ.N), the payments company led by Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) co-founder Jack Dorsey, said on Wednesday it was changing its name to Block Inc, as it looks to expand beyond its payment business and into new technologies like blockchain. The San Francisco-based company said the name “Square” had become synonymous

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30 Nov 2021

Blockchain to Ease Logjams as Supply Chains Ditch Paper for Digital

The Covid-19 pandemic is speeding up a technological transformation of global trade as supply chains play catchup in shifting from paper to digital transactions. That’s an emerging industry view as the ongoing disruptions force manufacturers, ship operators and importers to accelerate their investments in technology to smooth out kinks, reduce delays

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29 Nov 2021

Blockchain-based booking platform allows everyone to experience travel

After many months without travel, the 20-month COVID-19 travel ban was finally lifted to the United States, affecting all non-U.S. citizens from over 30 countries. With countries slowly reopening, travel has once again become top of mind to the world, with expectations that more and more countries will begin loosening

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