Distributed Ledger, Distributed Consensus, and Their Impact on the Financial Services Market

Posted December 12, 2016 | Industry | Leadership | Technology | Amplify

Many observers believe that distributed ledger technology (DLT) will bring fundamental disruption to relationships in a borderless, modern economy that has become more decentralized and more connected than ever. A recent report from the World Economic Forum pointed to blockchain — one potential implementation of DLT — as a revolutionary decentralized trust system that will reshape the global economy. The UK government has been researching DLT for some time now, exploring how the government can use the technology to benefit the country and its citizens. The bank-backed R3 blockchain consortium has gathered key players from the financial markets to work together on blockchain adoption in the financial industry. The year 2016 will definitely be remembered as the moment when blockchain and DLT emerged into the mainstream.

About The Author
Karolina Marzantowicz
Karolina Marzantowicz acts as a technical executive, advisor, and catalyst who fosters curiosity to help lead the adaptation of rapidly changing IT environments and drive organizational agility. She bridges the technology, business innovation, and psychology worlds. Ms. Marzantowicz has been supporting companies in driving com­plex digital transformations; building and executing high-growth strategies; introducing emerging technologies;… Read More
Maciej Jedrzejczyk
Maciej Jędrzejczyk is a Blockchain Technical Leader at IBM Blockchain iLab, where he focuses on developing cross-industry distributed ledger technology (DTL) solutions in the CEE region. Mr. Jędrzejczyk has in-depth expertise in conceptualizing, designing, architecting, prototyping, scaling, and roadmapping DTL solutions. He works with clients from the public sector, financial services, capital markets, and telecommunications on vision and… Read More
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