Focus Area: Digital Finance

What is Digital Finance

The emergence and prominence of bitcoin and its underlying technology Blockchain with open source, real-time payments capabilities and without centralized regulatory authority has sparked the Financial Services industry into exploring how Blockchain technology might be applied to mainstream banking and insurance sectors. Blockchain technology goes further than just a distributed ledger. Another initiative gaining acceptance is Smart Contracts that use computer protocols to facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract or that obviate the need for a contractual clause.

Proponents of Smart Contracts claim that many kinds of contractual clauses may thus be made partially or fully selfexecuting, self-enforcing, or both. Smart Contracts aim to provide security superior to traditional contract law and reduce other transaction costs associated with contracting.

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Decentralized Identity 101: What It Is and Why It Matters

Guest Author: Vinny Lingham, CEO, Civic Technologies Bitcoin. Blockchain. Crypto. Decentralization. Tokens. A lot of buzzwords have emerged alongside the rise of blockchain technology. Yet, there is often a lack of context about what those terms actually mean and the impact they will have. Decentralized identity re-envisions the way people share access, control, and share their personal information. It gives people power back over their identity. Current identity challenges all tie back to the way we collect and store data. The world has evolved from floppy disks to the Cloud, but...

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: PSD2: New business opportunities and risks - 80303

The Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) Regulatory Technical Specifications (RTS) take effect this autumn across the EU. The directive will provide new benefits and rights for consumers, and create new business opportunities in the financial sector. However, new opportunities also imply new risks.

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API Security: Separating Truth from Fiction

APIs (application programming interfaces) have undergone a truly amazing transformation in recent years. From an obscure technical term only software developers were familiar with, they have developed into one of the foundations of today’s digital business. Nowadays, APIs are everywhere – they enable business communications with partners and customers, make applications from different vendors work together seamlessly, power large IoT networks and the whole cloud. For many companies, APIs have even become the very foundation of their business models and the primary source of income.

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Blockchain Enterprise Days 2019

Blockchain is still on everyone’s lips and the 2019 can be the year when large enterprises finally embrace the distributed ledger technology. KuppingerCole's inaugural blockchain-themed event will go beyond the hype and will present you real use cases and applications for your enterprise. Blockchain Enterprise Days (#BeDays19) will take place on September 18-19, 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Digital Finance World 2019

Welcome to the new world of Digital Finance: DFW - Digital Finance World, Frankfurt, September 18 – 19, 2019 - is the place for finance innovators from traditional players to meet with Fintechs and Start-ups to shape the Future. Here you can interact with a targeted and engaged financial…

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Blockchain Enterprise Days 2019

Blockchain is still on everyone’s lips and the 2019 can be the year when large enterprises finally embrace the distributed ledger technology. KuppingerCole's inaugural blockchain-themed event will go beyond the hype and will present you real use cases and applications for your enterprise.…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: PSD2: New business opportunities and risks - 80303

The Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) Regulatory Technical Specifications (RTS) take effect this autumn across the EU. The directive will provide new benefits and rights for consumers, and create new business opportunities in the financial sector. However, new opportunities also…

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Executive View: Uniken REL-ID Security Platform - 80045

When it comes to omni-channel and multi-device marketing and commerce, authentication is an important topic. The challenge is to achieve both security and the user experience as part of an integrated customer journey. UNIKEN REL-ID is a security platform that addresses that challenge across…

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Don’t Blame the Cloud for Capital One’s Troubles

After the recent Capital One breach, some commentators have suggested that cloud security is fundamentally flawed. Like many organizations today, Capital One uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to store data, and it was this that was targeted and successfully stolen. In the case of Capital One…

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EU EBA Clarifies SCA and Implementation Exceptions

The EU European Banking Authority issued clarifications about what constitutes Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) back in late June. The definition states that two or more of the following categories are required: inherence, knowledge, and possession. These are often interpreted as…

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Will the Stars Align for Libra?

This week, Facebook announced details about its cryptocurrency project, Libra. They expect it to go live for Facebook and other social media platform users sometime in 2020. The list of initial backers, the Founding Members of the Libra Association, is quite long and filled with industry…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Blockchain ID & Self Sovereign Identity - 80105

As the hype around Blockchain is slowing down, the market is moving into a phase of maturity, focusing on business cases where Blockchain technology delivers concrete value, in combination with other types of technologies. Blockchain ID and the related concept of Self Sovereign Identity…

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Jun 04, 2019: Treiber der Digitalen Transformation in der Finanzindustrie

Genießen Sie gemeinsam mit Experten aus verschiedenen Fachbereichen einen Abend mit interessanten Vorträgen in entspannter Atmosphäre. Nehmen Sie an anregenden Diskussionen teil und genießen Sie persönliche Kamingespräche zu den aktuellen Digitalisierungs- und Identitätsthemen in…

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API Security: Separating Truth from Fiction

APIs (application programming interfaces) have undergone a truly amazing transformation in recent years. From an obscure technical term only software developers were familiar with, they have developed into one of the foundations of today’s digital business. Nowadays, APIs are…

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PSD2 in a Europe of Small Principalities

Europe’s consumers have been promised for some years now that strong customer authentication (SCA) was on its way. And the rules as to when this should be applied in e-commerce are being tightened. The aim is to better protect the customers of e-commerce services.  This sounds like a good development for us all, since we are all regular customers of online merchants or providers of online services. And if you look at the details of SCA, this impression is further enhanced. Logins [...]

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