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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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

Data Loss Prevention Best Practice

The first step in protecting intellectual property and sensitive information is to classify it. This can be accomplished manually via author classification or automatically via content filtering. Some tools simplify the process and provide greater governance. 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

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Congress

Digital Finance World 2017

Digital Finance World (DFW) on March 01-02, 2017 in Frankfurt. Interact with a targeted and engaged audience, enjoy an unparalleled content depth, get guidance for critical decisions on the digital transformation of your enterprise.

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Revision of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) - A significant set of new requirements for financial institutions

The European Commission´s revision of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is coming along with a significant set of new requirements for financial institutions with and without a banking licence – and therefore doesn´t only have friends It all started with the 1st…

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.

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Information Stewardship in the Age of Blockchain - 71602

Blockchain seems to be one of the most important basic technologies of emerging business models and countless entrepreneurial initiatives using it have been started in the recent past. This report provides insights and a closer look at how blockchain technology is most probably improving…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: The Impact of Blockchains on Business Process Management and Optimisation - 71609

Distributed and decentralised ledger technology with Smart Contracts and the Internet of Things (IoT) can enhance BPM (Business Process Management) and BPO (Business Process Optimisation) processes significantly. This report examines the role that blockchain-based technologies and IoT…

Conference

Nov 22 - 23, 2016: Consumer Identity Summit

Paving the way for a truly customer-centric organization, which is focused on solving the customer's problems and needs in an authentic and transparent way, without messing with customer data, instantly and 24/7 – this is what Digital Transformation is all about. Consumer Identity & Access…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: The Blockchain and Life Management Platforms - 71606

The core features of blockchains - decentralization and algorithmic consensus – can enable the creation of Life Management Platforms (LMPs) with better security and availability, as well as promote wider public adoption by providing independently-verifiable proof of personal data…

Executive View

Executive View: Microsoft Azure Blockchain Services - 71332

Azure’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) operates both as Infrastructure-as-a-Service and a Platform-as-a-Service. With its large number of strategic partnerships and template library of preconfigured Virtual Machines, developer templates and artefacts, Microsoft Azure’s BaaS…

Blog

Blockchains go mainstream – IBM and Crédit Mutuel Arkéa blockchain implementation for KYC

IBM and the French Crédit Mutuel Arkéa recently launched the completion of a blockchain project that helps the bank verifying customer identities and remain compliant with KYC (Know Your Customer) requirements. In contrast to common, transaction-focused use cases for…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Blockchains and Risk - 71608

A blockchain is a data structure, originally used by bitcoin, that maintains a growing list of transaction records in a way that is extremely resistant to tampering. This technology is seen by many as the basis for creating distributed ledgers for a wide range of applications. This report…

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GDPR and Customer Data - Eyes on the Stars and Feet on the Ground

Big data analytics is getting more and more powerful and affordable at the same time. Probably the most important data within any organisation is knowledge of and insight into its customer's profiles. Many specialized vendors target these organisations. And it is obvious: The identification of [...]

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