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How Blockchain Disrupts Global Business | Sibos 2019

Blockchain technology is reshaping the face of our global financial system, and it goes far beyond cryptocurrencies alone. Since Bitcoin’s arrival, the conventional finance world has been intrigued by blockchain, Bitcoin’s underlying disruptive technology. Now we are seeing that intrigue being transformed into a full-fledged and active public interest, and the potential onset of popular mass adoption. But why is the white-collar financial world interested in adopting the very technology that holds profound implications for …

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Blockchain May Kill Off the City of London and NHS

According to a senior advisor at consultancy firm McKinsey, John Straw, blockchain could make the City of London irrelevant in the near future.  He made the claim at a Computing.co.uk Live Event on Oct. 24. Straw added that this could result in a breakdown of the United Kingdom’s tax system, and ultimately the demise of the country’s National Health Service.  The straw that breaks the camel’s back Straw sees a huge potential for disruption if …

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London-Based Hedge Fund Raises $50M to Launch New Crypto Investment Fund

Nickel Asset Management, a United Kingdom-based hedge fund manager, has raised $50 million for its newly launched crypto investment fund. According to a report from Finance Magnates on Sept. 9, the hedge fund has raised $50 million for its newly launched crypto investment fund, Nickel Arbitrage Fund, which aims to take advantage of arbitrage trading in digital assets. In arbitrage trading, traders buy an asset on one exchange and sell it on another at a …

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