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5 questions about the future of blockchain - American Banker
What a difference a year makes. Lamborghini after Lamborghini rolled up to last year’s Consensus event in New York City, considered the premiere event for the crypto world. But bitcoin has since plunged in price from $3,000 from $20,000 (though it has experienced a recent rally) and the flashy expensive cars were no where to...
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The Wall Street banks bullish on blockchain - American Banker
While Wells Fargo and Bank of America executives have appeared gloomy on blockchain technology in recent weeks, many other large Wall Street banks are forging ahead. Take Northern Trust, which launched its first blockchain three years ago. “I’m as bullish as I was when I started and so is the organization,” said Justin Chapman, global...
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Eide Bailly joins two blockchain industry associations - Accounting Today
Following a big ramp-up of investment in blockchain products and services, Top 100 Firm Eide Bailly has joined the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and the Accounting Blockchain Coalition, two alliances dedicated to educating businesses and organizations on matters relevant to digital assets and distributed ledger technology, including blockchain. Eide Bailly’s responsibilities in both groups will...
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PwC Tests Blockchain for Validating Job Candidates’ Credentials - Wall Street Journal
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is experimenting with using blockchain technology to validate a job candidate’s credentials, with the goal of speeding up the vetting process. The pilot project is an example of how emerging technologies including blockchain and artificial intelligence have the potential to transform human resources. “Global brands are struggling to identify, attract and retain talent....
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Voices 5 blockchain trends CPAs need to know - Accounting Today
It is now well-accepted that blockchain is an accounting technology that can significantly reduce the time needed for recording, reconciliation and reporting in almost any industry. Here are the top five trends in the evolution of the blockchain ecosystem that accountants should know in order to prepare for a better future in the profession: 1....
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Blockchain mass adoption to speed up the global economy - Joseph Lublin - FXStreet
Ethereum’s Joseph Lublin compares blockchain with email in 80th. Ethereum is rangebound after a recovery attempt. Speaking SXSW conference, the head of blockchain-startup Joseph Lublin, expressed an opinion that the mass adoption of blockchain technology will lead to 10-fold global economy growth within the next 10-20 days. He said that few ordinary people use blockchain-based...
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David Drake at Nasdaq
David Drake at Nasdaq David Drake, Chairman at LDJ Capital, was interviewed at Nasdaq studios in New York Sept 2017. LDJ Capital NEW YORK, March 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stronger calls for compliance and stricter implementation of regulations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for cryptocurrencies and...
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Igor Pejic
In 2017, I wrote in the American Banker that not fintechs, but data behemoths such as Google or Amazon, would be the major drivers for the blockchain going mainstream. A look at what Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple have been doing since then reveals some surprising twists. To start, it has become clear that not...
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Igor Pejic
In 2017, I wrote in the American Banker that not fintechs, but data behemoths such as Google or Amazon, would be the major drivers for the blockchain going mainstream. A look at what Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple have been doing since then reveals some surprising twists. To start, it has become clear that not...
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Nearly half of all tech executives say the blockchain revolution is coming, survey finds - MarketWatch
A surprising number of tech companies are hitching their cart to blockchain and expect major changes to their business as a result, within just a few years. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by Big Four accounting firm KPMG. The distributed ledger technology that underpins most cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, BTCUSD, +1.46%  has garnered much...
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