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Why would Turkey not be the blockchain center of the region?

Why would Turkey not be the blockchain center of the region? According to Eurasia Blockchain and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Digital Money Research Association, Kadir Kurtuluş, as the widespread use of this system would contribute to the growth of Turkey; Turkey could also be an important center for Eurasian region countries. Blockchain technology, which is already recognized and foreseen to be recognized by many countries of the world, fits the [...]

FinTech and the world of investment banking

Chris Skinner is Chair of the European networking forum: the Financial Services Club. He is best known as an independent commentator on Fintech through his blog, and as author of the best selling book Digital Bank and its new sequel ValueWeb.  Some people talk about FinTech disruption and how payments and banking is being attacked and unbundled by start-ups, but we often look at banking too simplistically. Global banks and investment banks are far more complex [...]

Blockstream Satellite broadcasting the Bitcoin blockchain across the globe

Blockstream has just announced that the Bitcoin blockchain is now being broadcast from space. The new service, Blockstream Satellite, streams blocks down to much of the planet’s surface for free, in order to boost the connectivity, decentralization, redundancy, affordability, security, privacy, and ultimately adoption of Bitcoin. “Blockstream Satellite enables further participation in Bitcoin,” states the company, “including the billions of people in the world without internet access and people in places where bandwidth prices make participating cost-prohibitive.” The [...]

What Blockchain is’not

Blockchain technology is relatively new and will still take time to mature so we must be careful not to fall into the trap of thinking Blockchain can revolutionise every type of IT system and every type of organisational challenge. As discussed above the hype curve suggests there will be failures in the near term. Indeed the difference between using a Public Blockchain architecture and a private one is now becoming clear with some challenges arising in [...]