The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, a firm which offers back-end trading services to countless Wall Street companies, announced plans to replace one of its central databases with a distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework. The project will not use Bitcoin’s blockchain —instead, it is building a distributed ledger which will be open exclusively to invited parties.
IBM is actively trying to lure developers into the blockchain world. The giant believes that blockchain “has the potential to transform the way industries conduct business transactions” but that can only happen if industry players work together and allow businesses to benefit from the network effect of this technology.
Bitcoin has broken its own record as the price has been trading above $500 for six consecutive months. Its volatility has always been a real deal-breaker but it seems that the overall positive sentiment is fuelling global bitcoin adoption.
JAX Finance and its younger sibling JAX DevOps have started in full force in London and we’re here to witness the union between two domains that apparently have nothing in common: DevOps and finance. Here are the key takeaways. Stay tuned for more!
Dev and product teams in Financial Services have a lot on their shoulders these days. Not only do they have to develop great products, they also need to support infrastructures that are fast, massively scalable and —above all— secure.
David M. Brear, renowned speaker and one of the top FinTech influencers to follow in 2016, believes that banks can and should put the current technological innovations to good use. We talked to Mr Brear about the FinTech movement’s “disruptive” label and whether banks will “evolve or die.”
The current financial reality has made it tough for savers to preserve their habits, but one detail is giving them hope: gold is up nearly 20 percent in 2016 and BitGold is riding the wave of success. This Canadian payments platform announced in early April that BitGold clients currently own almost a tonne of gold.
We are in the middle of a “FinTech” revolution right now with much interest in the finance domain and how we can use technology to disrupt both incumbents and business models. We talked to JAX Finance speaker Dr. Jamie Allsop about the problem of finance, where we are today, how we got here and how we might make sense of it all.
JAX Finance is back with fresh forces and a new addition: JAX DevOps. The conference brands have joined forces to offer in-depth knowledge on state-of-the-art technologies which help up your business.
Spark has made some improvements over Hadoop but where are we now with this mess? John Davies will shed some light on this issue and point out the latter’s importance even as time goes by and Spark challenges its reign.
IBM has made almost 44,000 lines of code available to the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project in order to help developers establish secure distributed ledgers which can be used to exchange most anything of value. In addition, it made a range of announcements regarding new blockchain services on the IBM Cloud, IBM Garages and enabling Internet of Things data on blockchain.
In the last part of our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker, we put the equal sign between blockchain and the FinTech movement and we look at all the actors that are affected by the blurry line between finance and technology, including citizens and developers.
In the third part of our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker, we delve into the technical part of FinTech and explain the role of robo-advisors. We shed some light on the future of crowdfunding and how banks will adapt to this movement. An idea pinpointed in the second part will also be revisited: UX.
We continue our talk to Eric Horesnyi, a High Frequency Trading infrastructure expert and JAX Finance speaker about the FinTech movement and the way it is shaping traditional banks’ approach, but also about the importance of User Experience and how banks can put this trend to good use. In the remaining parts of the interview, Eric will share insight into the growing role of technology in the financial sector and explain the role and value of ‘ robo-advisors’.