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Blockchain: a ledger you can bank on

While bitcoin attracted negative publicity in its early days, virtual currency networks such as blockchain and Ethereum have the potential to change the world. By Emmet Kelly Picture the scene: a locker room with an infinite number of lockers in a public place. Anyone can wander by. There are windows on each of the lockers… Read More Blockchain: a ledger you can bank on

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Leading innovation

By Michelle Perry Information technology investments are now falling under the remit of chief financial officers. Michelle Perry looks at their essential considerations in plotting an IT strategy for companies. For the past two decades the paths of finance and technology have been gradually converging, but the pace of this change over the past five… Read More Leading innovation

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The eight technologies businesses need to plan for

By Eleanor O’Neill New research from PwC has identified the eight technology ‘megatrends’ that businesses should consider in the coming years. The study assessed emerging technologies based on business impact and commercial viability over the next five to seven years, identifying those which will likely have the biggest global relevance. As the rate and scale… Read More The eight technologies businesses need to plan for

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The blockchain that binds us

By James Kelly Blockchain technology is creating a buzz in the worlds of banking and finance that it will lead to faster, cheaper and more secure services, but at what cost and is Hong Kong ready for the distributed ledger? James Kelly reports. A popular way to explain blockchain technology, as a casual web search… Read More The blockchain that binds us

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New kid on the blockchain

By Vikram Kumar If blockchain is essentially just a database, has its potential impact been overestimated? In 2015, blockchain had all the frothy bubbles of a new wave crashing. Headlines called it the next big thing. Venture capital fuelled start-ups at a record rate. Patent applications flooded in. Big name companies jumped on the bandwagon… Read More New kid on the blockchain