Blockchain Under Financial Stability Board’s Scanner

The Financial Stability Board has discussed and reviewed distributed ledger or blockchain technology in a wider meeting covering its priorities in 2016, during a discussion in Tokyo over the past two days. The Financial Stability Board (FSB), a common platform that sees the coming together of senior policy makers from central banks, ministries of finance […]

Angela Walch: 3 Risk Factors to Consider Before Replacing Existing Financial Infrastructure With Bitcoin Blockchain Technology

While Bitcoin may not replace the U.S. dollar anytime soon, the underlying technology of the blockchain is certainly generating hype among mainstream financial institutions.   Startups experimenting with blockchain technology for financial institutions are already receiving funding from banks like JPMorgan. In fact, in an Emerging Theme Radar note sent to its clients, Goldman Sachs has declared […]

Bitcoin Wallets as Swiss Bank Accounts: The Developer’s Perspective

Bitcoin was seemingly dragged into the very public debate on privacy and encryption recently. Specifically, President Barack Obama warned that if the government can’t access phones, “…everybody is walking around with a Swiss bank account in their pocket,” which appeared to refer to cryptocurrency. Last week, Bitcoin Magazine reported on Bitcoin’s industry representatives and their positions on […]