Deloitte: Financial institutions to boost future blockchain spending

A representative from the company expects 2021 to be “a breakout year for blockchain.” Many financial institutions are poised to increase their blockchain spending in 2021, according to an upcoming survey from Deloitte titled Financial Services Industry Outlooks 2020. Preliminary results shared with Cointelegraph indicate that 27% of the institutions surveyed expect a “slight increase in […]

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Economic justice doesn’t need the blockchain, say advisors to ‘The Squad’

Making digital cash work efficiently for public stimulus payments doesn’t require a detour through blockchain technology, in the view of U.S. progressives. American progressives, particularly the high-profile group of Congresswomen known as “the Squad,” have been highly vocal on questions of economic equity, the corrosive social impact of Big Tech and the need to reimagine […]

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Trade finance: The latest industry to boost DLT adoption amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the adoption of blockchain and DLT-based business solutions in the global trade ecosystem. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to push more people out of their offices, many companies across the globe are adopting decentralized ledger technology to mitigate its effects and remain operational.  Emmanuelle Ganne, senior analyst at the World […]

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World Economic Forum calls blockchain key to sustainable digital finance

A new WEF report touts blockchain technology as a cornerstone of environmental sustainability. The World Economic Forum (WEF) believes blockchain represents a core element of sustainable digital finance — a new paradigm that combines emerging technology with environmentally-conscious business models. In a new report published Wednesday, UBS executive Karin Oertli lists blockchain technology along with […]

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