Blockchain and Crypto

Blockchain won’t change the world — at least not in 2018

  • Blockchain technology may have matured some, but most companies are still working on proving it actually works
  • In the year ahead, people we need to slow down and rethink some of the basic characteristics of the technology (specifically, its so-called immutability)
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Blockchain and Crypto

Dimon’s muted response to the bitcoin ETF approval prompts industry debates about JPM’s role in the ETF sector

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Payment companies are ready to play with stablecoins

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  • The Fed’s New York Innovation Center spent 12 weeks testing a regulated liability network, which adds a shared ledger for settlement on top of existing infrastructure.
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The rise of NFTs in politics

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