Boston, September 9, 2015 – With the initial exuberance over bitcoin waning quickly, the underlying blockchain technology has become the next big thing in financial services technology. Conceptually attractive yet hard to tangibly pin down or explain, blockchain has the potential, to some, to be the greatest technology innovation since the Internet. Could blockchain be the missing technology link that can help financial institutions reduce regulatory and compliance costs as well as generate new revenue streams?
This research attempts to sift through the various iterations and myths surrounding blockchain technology’s current status, identify potential adoption in capital markets, and analyze specific essential criteria that must be met for blockchain implementations’ short-term success. It is based on 2015 interviews with a number of leading technologist and business strategists.
This 24-page Impact Note contains nine figures and two tables. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download this report.