Gartner gave blockchain a huge pat on its back when it included this technology in its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017. But will it be smooth sailing from here on? We invited Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project to talk about the project’s most important accomplishments and how countless industries can benefit from blockchain’s use.
Credit Suisse believes that Blockchain is a more powerful potential disruptor than bitcoin. The global financial services company claims that there are at least five potential uses for the technology behind bitcoin.
Bosch has joined forces with Cisco, Bank of New York Mellon, and a few other companies to put the technology behind Bitcoin to good use — the aim of the newly founded consortium is to improve IoT applications with the help of blockchain.
How does DevOps fit into the world of finance? Can the cultural shift help the financial service industry to deliver software faster? And, more importantly, what’s in it for financial professionals?
A new report by Accenture suggests that the technology behind Bitcoin could help investment banks slash costs by up to $12 billion per year by 2025.
Twenty years ago we were just learning how to hook up the new Java language to our relational database to run queries. Five years later and the first IMDGs are starting to appear on the scene and things get faster. Another 5 years and we get NoSQL, finally we can get rid of the ORM, NoSQL works nicely with IMDGs too. Then comes Hadoop and for some bizarre reason we start to see ORM coming back – something’s wrong. What next?
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.