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Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services

This group is to share any information related to enterprise wide Blockchain technology adaption in different Banking Financial Services sub-domains.

Nick Jones

Nick Jones CEO at Zumo

How the digital assets industry can harness its own tech to set a positive climate example

It’s already been a landmark year for the digital assets sector, with newly approved spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the US drawing in huge cumulative net inflows, spearheaded by asset management giants such as Fidelity and BlackRock. As cryptoassets become more embedded in the mainstream, we’re confronted with the increasingly urgent ...

/sustainable /crypto

Richard Dhuny

Richard Dhuny UK DLT & Crypto Lead at GFT

Reflections on Paris Blockchain Week and the Web3 landscape

It was a privilege to be at the Paris Blockchain Week 2024, which brought together industry leaders, innovators and enthusiasts to discuss the latest trends and developments in enterprise blockchain and institutional crypto. Over the course of the week, I was fortunate to attend a number of ‘side events’ happening in parallel, including ‘Circle For...


Phil Ashton

Phil Ashton Chief HR Officer at Quant

Making the transition to agile performance management

​Over the last 10 years, there has been a shift away from the outdated, annual performance review model, towards a new, flexible alternative – continuous, or agile performance management. ​This new approach seeks to replace the formality and rigidity of annual reviews, with a regular cadence of quarterly, or even monthly check-ins that are less f...

/payments /people

Dmitri Gmyza

Dmitri Gmyza Co-Founder at Ultra Stellar

Soroban Smart Contracts and Their Impact on the Stellar Blockchain

The release of the smart contacts platform Soroban on the Stellar blockchain in February 2024 marked the most impactful upgrade in the network’s 10-year history. Stellar is a decentralized, public blockchain that gives developers the tools to create experiences that are more like cash than crypto — it has been actively developing since 2014. Built...

Glendy Kam

Glendy Kam Chief Product Officer at Tassat Group, Inc.

Global Connectivity: Real-Time Finance's Impact on Cross-Border Transactions

Cross-border transactions have long functioned as the driving force for international investment and play a pivotal role in the global economy. As companies continue to expand their operations and engage in international partnerships, the inefficiencies of legacy payments technology continue to pose significant challenges. According to a 2022 stud...


Glendy Kam

Glendy Kam Chief Product Officer at Tassat Group, Inc.

Smart Contracts and Automation: Unlocking Seamless Transactions

Organizations are actively searching for new channels to serve their partners and customers more efficiently, and smart contract technology is emerging as a leading tool to enhance business processes through automation. In 2022, seventy percent of business leaders report piloting automation tools in one or more business units or functions, up from...

David Newns

David Newns Head at SIX Digital exchange (SDX)

Blockchain Technology: The Future of Finance or a Distant Dream?

Blockchain has emerged as a transformative force, promising to reshape the very foundations of capital markets. As we navigate through this era of unprecedented innovation, it becomes imperative to understand both the potential benefits and the challenges to adoption associated with digital assets and distributed ledger technology (DLT). In this a...

/crypto /markets

Ruth Chambers

Ruth Chambers Client Partner at GFT

Digital currency – a catalyst for digital asset adoption

I was thrilled to see the conversations at the recent Digital Asset Week in London shift from the narrative of the last few years, which was a heavy focus on a wide range of Proof of Concepts (POCs), to more of a showcase of programmes in production from global banks, securities servicing firms and financial market infrastructure providers. There ...

/payments /predictions

Gilbert Verdian

Gilbert Verdian Founder and CEO at Quant

Saving blockchain’s soul: Why digital asset innovation is no longer out of reach for SMEs

Blockchain technology has long been lauded for its promise of decentralisation, security, and scalability. But despite these lofty ideals, adoption has been slow. The complexity involved in implementing blockchain solutions has proven to be a significant obstacle, particularly for small and medium-sized firms (SMEs). There are currently hundreds o...

/security /startups

Eugen Kuzin

Eugen Kuzin CMO at CoinsPaid

Transforming International Transactions: How Blockchain Revolutionizes Cross-Border Payments

Industries worldwide are adopting advanced technological solutions to become more effective and keep up with the growing needs of their consumers, the payment industry being a perfect example of this trend. The cross-border payment market plays a critical role in the global economy, and it’s estimated to exceed $42.7 trillion by 2026. And yet, con...

/payments /crypto

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