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The Blockchain Opportunity in CRE Finance

Commercial real estate firms are heavily reliant on commercial banks, life insurance companies, and CMBS for financing. Often, despite using …

Industries with heavy supply chains face major problems. Blockchain tech might be the answer

Supply chains are what make the world go round.<p>The food you buy at a grocery store was carried through a supply chain. Same with the products at your local corner store, and the clothes you buy in the mall. A supply chain is nothing more than the process of carrying goods from manufacturer or …

The changing face of financial crime compliance

The changing face of financial crime compliance<p>Efforts to prevent and detect financial crime are often compared to tracking a moving target. As the …

Banks unveil roadmap for we.trade blockchain platform | Global Trade Review (GTR)

Fintech / 24-10-17 / by<p>0<p>Related News<p>Founding member banks of the Digital Trade Chain (DTC) consortium, now re-branded as we.trade, are taking the …

Australian scientists have built the fastest blockchain technology in the world

The latest test of the University of Sydney’s Red Belly Blockchain shows it can process financial transactions 50% faster than first anticipated, …

Chain launches cloud-managed blockchain service for business

Enterprise blockchain startup Chain Inc. announced Monday the launch of a cloud-managed distributed ledger service called Sequence for business and …

Microsoft to Offer Blockchain on Azure Government Cloud

Microsoft announced that it plans to offer blockchain capabilities for its government cloud offerings, on Oct. 17 at the Microsoft Government Cloud …

IBM Debuts Blockchain Network for Banks

Share Email<p>Might seamless cross-border payments be among the holy grails of payments? Think of the complexities: multiple currencies, time zones, …

Baidu Explores Blockchain Technology

On October 17, 2017, Baidu – the company behind China’s top search engine – joined an open-source collaboration for blockchain technology known as …

BNP Paribas takes blockchain red pill

The French bank has been an active proponent of distributed ledger technology, running multiple pilots in areas as diverse as corporate actions, …

FinTech

Data Sheet—How Top VCs Are Betting on Blockchain

By and<p><i>(Today’s essay from Robert Hackett offers insight into the latest trends in VC digital currency investing.)</i><p>Venture capital firms have been …

BNP Paribas and EY explore blockchain for internal treasury operations

BNP Paribas ALM Treasury and EY have successfully completed a pilot using blockchain to optimise the global internal treasury operations of the …

10 Startups on Display at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

Techstars is easily one of the most esteemed startup accelerators in the world. With programs in dozens of international cities and partnerships with …

Areas of Blockchain Technology likely to be more popular in 2018

Share Email<p>Blockchain, initially considered as the public ledger for Bitcoin, has found application in several other sectors. Currently, the most …

Bank of Canada exploring blockchain technology for securities

The Bank of Canada is partnering with TMX Group and Payments Canada to explore how blockchain technology could be used to speed up the clearing and settling of securities.<p>Blockchain technology, which underlies cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, allows data and assets to be transferred online without …

Downplaying 'Digital Assets': Blockchain Reigns at Ripple's Swell Event

At Ripple's inaugural conference, it was all about the use case.<p>On day one of its much-anticipated Swell event in Toronto yesterday, panels largely …

Industries That Are Nailing Blockchain Already

The cryptocurrency market has been experiencing exponential growth throughout 2017. With Ethereum making the jump from $40 to $320 at the time of …

Financial Services

Five ways banks are using blockchain | Financial Times

Barely a day goes by without a fresh announcement about how banks are seeking to use blockchain technology to transform sizeable chunks of their …

Collaboration FTW: How Blockchain Came So Far, So Fast

<i>Rob Palatnick is a managing director and the chief technology officer at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, one of the world's largest</i> …

IBM has a new blockchain for banks to speed up cross-border payments

IBM has developed a blockchain platform that allows banks to rapidly clear and settle payment transactions around the world.<p>Big Blue said Monday it …

​IBM debuts blockchain network for cross-border payments

The promise of digital currency is finally coming to maturity, IBM says, with its unique international payments network.<p>IBM on Monday is unveiling a …

Designing with Machine Learning

<i>WeWork Soho, London. A standard 6-person meeting room (C) is adjacent to the brainstorm room covered with whiteboards (D). A variety of meeting</i> …

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Join <b>30,000+ people</b> who read the weekly 🤖Machine Learnings🤖 newsletter to understand how AI will impact the way we work and live.<p>One of the major …

Hold Your Machine Learning and AI Models Accountable

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the game across industry with models, driving cars, preventing fraud, recommending movies, …

What I Learned Implementing a Classifier from Scratch in Python

04 Jan 2017<p><i>This post is part of the Learning Machine Learning series. It’s based on Chapter 1 and 2 of Python Machine Learning</i>.<p>Machine learning can …

The Best Data Scientists Get Out and Talk to People

You can be a good data scientist by sitting at your computer. After all, the job description involves poring through huge quantities of often disparate data to find insights that may prove helpful in every aspect of a business, including marketing, logistics, and human resources. It also includes …

The Rise Of AI Will Force Data Scientists To Evolve Or Get Left Behind

The history of Artificial Intelligence is long, but it’s only been recently that technology companies and markets have begun to get excited about it… Why? Because now it works.<p>After a few decades of exploration of symbolic AI methods, the field shifted toward statistical approaches, that have as of …

Machine Learning

The Complete Beginner's Guide To Big Data Everyone Can Understand

Big Data is a term that has been around for some time now but there is still confusion about what it actually is. The concept is continuing to evolve and to be reconsidered, as it remains the driving force behind many ongoing waves of digital transformation, including artificial intelligence, data …

Big Data

How A.I. Is Bridging the Gaps in Business Analytics – Bloomberg

How A.I. Is Bridging the Gaps in Business Analytics<p>How A.I. Is Bridging the Gaps in Business Analytics<p>How A.I. Is Bridging the Gaps in Business …

Business Analytics

Opportunities for machine-learning startups: An investor perspective

Machine learning is a trending topic today and for good reason. It has enormous potential to transform entire markets and industries. But there’s also a lot of hype surrounding the technology. As an investor, I look for four key characteristics that I believe distinguish winners who are …