Blockchain & Distributed Ledgers

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…


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…


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…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: The Disruptive Potential of Blockchains in IoT Security - 71612

Blockchains have the ability offer many solutions regarding the security concerns currently limiting the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchains, combined with other decentralised, peer-to-peer technologies can improve IoT security by enabling authenticity and integrity…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Blockchains and Cybersecurity - 71603

From trusted third parties to algorithmic consensus: new cybersecurity opportunities and challenges with blockchains. Blockchains can provide distributed and decentralised improvements to the merely distributed critical systems the internet depends on today, but we cannot yet completely…


Microsoft announces Project Bletchley on Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)

KuppingerCole has long noted the importance of blockchain technologies, whilst also noting that the key challenges to the adoption of blockchain technologies remained standardisation, privacy & security, as well as dilemmas regarding the types of blockchain technologies to adopt. In…


Blockchain is more than Bitcoin

Martin Kuppinger about Blockchain and that it is more than just a part of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.


Blockchains and Their Impact on the Finance Industry

There is a lot of talk about the impact blockchains will have on the finance industry. The same holds true for FinTechs. However, what will be the real impact? Will we still have the same banking system in five or ten years from now? Or will some groups of banks (the small community banks…


Security & Privacy by Design is Agility by Design – time to rethink Banking IT

81 million dollars, that was the sum hackers stole from the central bank of Bangladesh this year in April by breaching the international payment system SWIFT. Three other SWIFT hacks followed quickly in other banks. SWIFT reacted by announcing security improvements, including two-factor…


Will blockchains really change the finance industry?

There is a lot of talk about what impact blockchains will have on the finance industry and for FinTechs in particular. As “disruptive technology,” in 2015 blockchain now seems to be on the peak of its Hype Cycle. There are critical opinions about blockchain technology in the…


Distributed Ledger Use Cases in the Financial Industry

The Banking and Insurance sectors are very active in its pursuit of faster and less costly solutions to their largely legacy transaction processing infrastructures; blockchain-based distributed ledger technology is at the forefront of a number of new initiatives being investigated and…


Fintech, Insurtech, Supply Chain, Automotive: Use Cases where Blockchain meets IoT and Identity

During the first part of the blockchain track at EIC 2016, we have learned a lot about the concept and technology of Blockchain Identity. In this session we build on this and have a look at what happens in different use case scenarios, if blockchain, the internet of things,…


Proof of Identity for Refugees and Beyond: Blockchain Identity for the World

Recent research estimates that there are 1.5 billion individuals who do not have any means to prove their legal identity. Failing states lacking to perform even the most basic administrative tasks, supressed ethnic groups, and of course all those who have to flee their home due to conflicts…


How to Make the Blockchain a Reality

Blockchain is not yet ready to support industrial use cases. In this panel session we discuss the requirements across industries and how to improve and accelerate the maturity of this shared ledger technology through an open and coordinated approach.


Dr. Jutta Steiner - Blockchains Beyond the Hype

For the last few months, every day there has been a new announcement of a major corporate (successfully ?) trialing blockchain technology in a Proof-of-Concept. For anyone outside of the blockchain space and hype, it has become difficult to discern the signal from the noise. We give a brief…


Sebastien Meunier - Blockchain – a New Compliance Paradigm?

One of the most promising use-case for distributed ledgers in financial services is the implementation of compliance and risk management solutions. In this session, we will analyze how the blockchain technology can be used to build trusted registries of identity and ‘know your…


Ivan Niccolai - Blockchain, Identity, Cybersecurity

How is trust established without trusted third parties? Although it is not possible to offer a prediction of how distributed ledger technology with change society, the assertion that new and publically-accessible technology such as the internet, file sharing and social networks would…


Sebastien Meunier - From Exploration to Implementation – Preparing for the Next Steps of Blockchain

Blockchain technology is certainly at the peak of the hype cycle. In this keynote, Sebastien will give you the keys to understand the reality of blockchain beyond the myths and anticipate the next steps.

Press Release

Review of the 10th European Identity and Cloud Conference 2016

Wiesbaden, May 18 th 2016 – Last Friday KuppingerCole wrapped up their 10 th European Identity & Cloud Conference , Europe’s leading event for Identity and Access Management (IAM) , Governance , Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) , as well as Cloud Security , in…

Press Release

Rückblick auf die 10. European Identity and Cloud Conference 2016

Wiesbaden, 18. Mai 2016 – Am letzten Freitag endete die von KuppingerCole in München veranstaltete 10. European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016, Europas führende Veranstaltung für Identity and Access Management (IAM), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance…


Dr. Emilio Mordini - In a Wilderness of Mirrors: Do we still need Trust in the Online World?

Trust always involves some level of vulnerability on the actions of another. When we trust others, we are relying on them and consequently we are making ourselves more vulnerable. A bit naively, some scholars argue that trust decisions are based on a cost/benefit analysis, which is maybe…

Press Release

10th European Identity and Cloud Conference 2016 is approaching

Munich, May 9, 2016 – Under the motto „Enabling Agility and Innovation in the Age of Digital Transformation “ the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016, Europe’s leading event for Identity and Access Management (IAM), Governance, Risk Management and…

Press Release

10. European Identity and Cloud Conference 2016 startet morgen

München, 9. Mai 2016 – Unter dem Motto „Enabling Agility and Innovation in the Age of Digital Transformation“ (Agilität und Innovation im Zeitalter der Digitalen Transformation ermöglichen) startet morgen in München die European Identity &…


The Blockchain and Information Security

KuppingerCole Webinar recording

Press Release

Save The Date – European Identity & Cloud Conference, 10. bis 13. Mai 2016

Wiesbaden, 08. März 2016  – Bereits zum 10. Mal findet die  European Identity & Cloud Conference (EIC)  statt. Vom  10. bis 13. Mai 2016  lädt KuppingerCole  ins Dolce Ballhaus Forum Unterschleißheim, München  ein. Als…

Press Release

Save The Date – European Identity & Cloud Conference, 10 to 13 May 2016

Wiesbaden, 8th March 2016 – For the 10th time KuppingerCole’s European Identity & Cloud Conference (EIC) takes place from 10th to 13th May 2016 at the Dolce Ballhaus Forum in Unterschleissheim, Munich, Germany . As Europe’s leading event for the Future of…


Mar 31, 2016: The Blockchain and Information Security

What new risks and solutions will blockchain technologies bring to user identification and authentication, the Internet of Things (IoT), Digital Rights Management and Life Management Platforms (LMP)? Is the use of blockchain technologies always appropriate?

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Blockchain Impact on the Financial Industry - 71601

The Financial industry is estimated to spend over US$1bn on Blockchain projects over the next two years. This report provides an overview of impact Blockchain is having within the Financial Sector, the benefits that can be achieved, the challenges and the changes to expect from this…


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.

KuppingerCole PLUS

Get access to the whole body of KC PLUS research including Leadership Compass documents for only €800 a year

KuppingerCole Select

Register now for KuppingerCole Select and get your free 30-day access to a great selection of KuppingerCole research materials and to live trainings.



The Road To CIAM Success – Why an Identity Fabric Powers Digital Transformation

The Road To CIAM Success – Why an Identity Fabric Powers Digital Transformation

The Ugly Face of Yesterday’s CIAM We all have multiple different personas. But before we put on our hats as identity “experts” -  either as architects, implementers or vendors - let us start by simply being consumers.  Consumers of online services for banking, e-commerce, education, entertainment, and more.  And by thinking as consumers, we can all tell endless stories of poor user experiences with respect to using those services. Those poor user experiences [...]

Stay Connected

Latest Insights

Hot Topics

Become a Client

Learn more about becoming a Client

Contact Us

Call Us

+49 211 2370770
Mo - Fr 8:00 - 17:00