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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Digital Finance

Webinar

Blockchain - How to Separate the Hype from Reality

Blockchain has taken the world by storm since the inception of Bitcoin. While the primary interest has been in the financial and insurance industry sector Blockchain technology has wider application. This webinar will describe the technology and separate the hype from reality, looking at some innovative Blockchain applications from identity management to the Internet of Things. More

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: CIAM Platforms - 71171

Leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for Consumer Identity and Access Management Platforms.  Your compass for finding the right path in the market. More

Webcast

Blockchain - How to Separate the Hype from Reality

Blockchain has taken the world by storm since the inception of Bitcoin. While the primary interest has been in the financial and insurance industry sector Blockchain technology has wider application. This webinar will describe the technology and separate the hype from reality, looking at some innovative Blockchain applications from identity management to the Internet of Things. More

Seminar

Mar 09, 2016: How Blockchain Will Influence Your Business

CXP Group and KuppingerCole are pleased to invite you to the first Blockchain Seminar in Paris. The working language of the seminar will be english. More

Latest News From Digital Finance

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Keep Calm and Carry on Implementing

The trouble with hypes is that they have an expiration date. From that date on they either need to be made real for some very good purposes within a reasonable timeframe, or they go bad. There have been quite a few hype topics around recently. But there have not been many single topics that…

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The Sweet Spot for Blockchains: Registries

A couple of days ago, DIACC (Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada) together with IBM Canada and the Province of British Columbia released information about a PoC (Proof of Concept) for moving corporate registrations to a blockchain-based register. The PoC, which used the…

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A Short History of EIC - Europe's Leading Event on Digital ID & Transformation

More than 12 years ago, the first EIC attracted an already surprisingly large number of practitioners dealing with directory services, user provisioning and single sign-on, as well as vendors, domain experts, thought leaders and analysts. I remember Dick Hardt giving an incredibly visionary…

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PSD2 – the EBA’s Wise Decision to Reject Commission Amendments on Screen Scraping

In a response to the EC Commission, the EBA (European Banking Authority) rejected amendments on screen scraping in the PSD2 regulation (Revised Payment Services Directive) that had been pushed by several FInTechs. While it is still the Commission’s place to make the final decision, the…

Webcast

Blockchain - How to Separate the Hype from Reality

Blockchain has taken the world by storm since the inception of Bitcoin. While the primary interest has been in the financial and insurance industry sector Blockchain technology has wider application. This webinar will describe the technology and separate the hype from reality, looking at…

Webcast

Christian Goy - The Future of Digital Finance

The financial world is pressured with ever-increasing change in customers’ demographics undermining banks loyalty-base, well-funded fintech startups looking to disrupt incumbents and a new generation of customers.In his session, Christian Goy will explore what value means to customers…

Webcast

Dr. Khanh Dang Ngo - Regulation of Blockchain-based Platforms

Webcast

Robert MacDonald - The Alternate Truths of Identity Management

It is an exciting – and challenging – time in the identity management space for the Financial Services industry. Digital disruptors like IoT, Digital Transformation, the Cloud, Hybrid, Blockchain, Shadow IT, DevOps and more suggest a significant change in identity management.…

Webcast

Martin Kuppinger - Findings from a Recent KuppingerCole Study on PSD2 Readiness

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PSD2 RTS Final Draft: The good and the not-so-good

The European Banking Authority released the final draft of the Regulatory Technical Specifications for PSD2 this week.  It contains several improvements and clarifications, but there are still a few areas that fall short of industry expectations. After the release of the initial…

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Recapping CIW Seattle 2017

Last week we completed the opening dates on the Consumer Identity World Tour in Seattle.  To kick off the event, the Kantara Initiative held a one-day workshop to showcase the work that they do.  Kantara is an international standards organization which develops technical specifications [...]

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