Financial Industry Impacts

The financial industry is seemingly quite aware of blockchain technology disrupting their field. Especially considering blockchains have their own cryptocurrency integrated into the system. Many financial institutions have already come forward to show support in researching and developing blockchain technology. Blockchains being simply put, a ledger, makes it easy to see how it could really impact this industry. Read about financial news and information involving blockchain technology here.

WTF is Stellar, Stellar Lumens, and Their Partnership with IBM?

Stellar is built on the idea of exchanging value, with the ulitmate goal of becoming the future of banking. They have some partnerships lined up!

How Bitcoin Can Help Failing Economies & Currency Crisis

Bitcoin may be an alternative for countries with failing economies in a currency crisis. As a proven store of value, some citizens are looking to bitcoin!

Fidelity Investment Goes Blockchain – Business on the Blockchain Ep. 013

Fidelity Investment is one of the largest asset management firms in the world. And they’ve shown affection for blockchain and crypto before. Now they are taking it a step further, and making some real progress in their business on the blockchain.

Ripple: Blockchain Token – What is it?

According to their site, Ripple’s goal is to enable people to break free of the “walled gardens” of financial networks and institutions that restrict access to financial services. Learn about Ripple here!

Business on the Blockchain: Ether Futures – Ep. 011

Bitcoin futures took cryptocurrency to a new level of legitimacy. Now, the second cryptocurrency to be introduced as a future will soon be available. Crypto Facilities will soon be offering Ether futures within their exchange.

Business on the Blockchain: Bitcoin Futures – Ep. 009

There’s a new tool that Bill Gates could use to short bitcoin, known as Bitcoin Futures. So what are they, and is it good for bitcoin? We’ll explain.

ETHLend: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Need a loan but sick of dealing with banks? Check out ETHLend, a peer-to-peer project that is bringing microloans using smart contracts to the crypto-space!

Moving the Chain Spotlight #26: Meltem Demirors

Meltem Demirors is a digital currency and blockchain advocate who is heavily involved in the space! She co-founded DCG & spreads the crypto love online and around the world.

Business on the Blockchain: R3 and Corda – EP. 004

R3’s Corda is a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) product which looks to address financial, governmental, supply chain, and insurance applications. Our video gives you all you need to know about R3 and Corda doing business on the blockchain! 

Business on the Blockchain: Quorum – EP. 003

Quorum is a private, permissioned blockchain project created by JP Morgan, aiming to be an enterprise-grade blockchain solution. Learn about Quorum with us!

SALT: Blockchain Token – What is it?

SALT is a blockchain-based lending platform that lets individuals and companies get access to liquid capital by using their crypto assets as collateral. Learn more about the SALT platform here.

NEM: Blockchain Token – What is it?

NEM is short for New Economic Movement. They value financial freedom, decentralization, and equality of opportunity! Learn about the NEM blockchain here!

Moving the Chain Spotlight #20: Charlie Shrem

Charlie Shrem is a Bitcoin entrepreneur, who’s helping move the chain with his crypto-enthusiasm and business endeavors. From co-founding BitInstant early on, as well as the Bitcoin Foundation, he’s helping perpetuate and grow the new crypto and blockchain industry. Read about Charlie Shrem’s work here!

ICON: Blockchain Token – What is it?

The ICON Project aims to overcome challenges of centralization, and connectivity in decentralized networks. They hope to help advance our society towards true hyperconnectivity. In order to do this, ICON is redefining communities. Learn about how in our overview of their project!

Moving the Chain Spotlight #19: Erik Voorhees

Erik Voorhees is a businessman and entrepreneur who has been involved with and founded several Bitcoin-related startups. His crypto-related entrepreneurship and enthusiasm is helping progress blockchain tech & crypto to wider adoption!

Nano (Formally Rai Blocks): Blockchain Token – What is it?

Raiblocks is a trustless, low-latency cryptocurrency that uses something called block-lattice architecture, where each account has its own blockchain and achieves consensus via delegated Proof of Stake voting. Learn more about RaiBlocks here!

Moving the Chain Spotlight #17: Tiffany Hayden

Tiffany Hayden is a blockchain influencer and an important woman in the blockchain and crypto space. She’s the community manager for Edge, and is a big proponent for Ripple and the financial industry integrating technology. She’s Moving the Chain! See how in this article.

The Ripple Effect: 3 Daring Ripple Price Predictions (XRP)

Ripple is a infrastructure blockchain working with many financial institutions to speed up transactions and make them more cost effective. It’s seen a big price jump lately, and a lot of hype! Here are 3 Ripple price predictions for the coming future!

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – CollinStar Capital Part 10

CollinStar is an asset management company specializing in blockchain infrastructure, digital currency investment and relevant consulting services. Collinstar Capital aims to provide high quality financial services to corporate clients, high net worth individuals and individual investors.

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Molecular Future Part 9

Molecular Future is an innovative financial investment service company registered in the a one-stop digital asset investment service platform jointly funded by Molecular Group, HBCC, XBTING Fund, HCASH Foundation and Collistar Capital. They advise on blockchain investments and related products.

Blockchain in Chicago Winter Gala – Hyperlending Part 6

The Chicago blockchain community gathered on December 8th, 2017 to hear some of the most influential blockchain voices in Chicago. This video is on HyperLending, a platform that allows holders of digital assets to leverage their holdings as collateral for cash loans.

Bitshares: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Bitshares is a decentralized autonomous organization, or a DAO for short, that serves as a decentralized exchange and fintech solution. They have some different system components and features, and offers a solution to the scalability problems of other blockchain networks.

VertCoin: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Learn about VertCoin, a decentralized currency dedicated to the original principles of cryptocurrency – bringing financial control to the people.

Moving the Chain Spotlight #9: Joseph Poon

Joseph Poon, contributing author to Omise’s White Paper and Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning Network’ White Paper, is helping progress blockchain technologies and provide opportunities in crypto for a wider range of people.

ICO or NO: Episode 23 Wala

In this episode of ICO or NO Jeremy dives into the Wala project, who’s looking to incorporate the under-served financial population into the global economy.

Chicago Blockchain Project Meetup: The Financial Enterprise – 11/13/2017

Hosted by Disruption Joe, the Chicago Blockchain Project Meetup on November 13, 2017 focused on financial enterprise on the blockchain & different projects working to achieve that.

OmiseGO (OMG): Blockchain Token – What is it?

OmiseGO (OMG) is an e-wallet and financial platform meant to reduce boundaries between fiat money and digital currencies, making it easy to exchange value in real-time. Learn about OMG in this episode!

ICO or NO: Episode 20 Stack (STK)

Stack is looking to solve the problem of blockchain scaling through the use of state channels. Watch as Jeremy breaks down the whole project!

Stratis: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Stratis is a development platform for organizations and financial services to develop, test, and deploy applications on the blockchain.

ICO or NO? Episode 19 Cashaa

Cashaa’s using blockchain to provide banking services at lower fees, & provide them to the unbanked & underbanked. Watch as Jeremy breaks down the project!

Melonport: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Melonport is the company building the Melon protocol for digital asset management. With this you can customize strategies to manage your digital assets!

ICO or NO? Episode 15 BrickBlock

BrickBlock is aiming to be the best decentralized investment platform to date! In this video, Jeremy goes over what the project is and what market advantages the project is trying to capitalize on.

Moving the Chain Spotlight #1: Sandra Ro

Moving the Chain shines a spotlight on Sandra Ro, a derivatives industry executive, who is supportive of blockchain technology & cryptocurrencies, hoping to grow financial access for all!

ICO or NO? Episode 14 Fizcal

A possible accounting solution on the blockchain? In this episode of ICO or NO, Jeremy covers the Fizcal ICO. Does the product add up? Jeremy gets you up to speed on everything you need to know about the Fizcal project!

3 Women That Prove That Blockchain Technology Isn’t Just For Men

The blockchain community is primarily male-dominated. But women are innovators and businesspeople in the blockchain world too! Here are 3 women proving that technology is a community for women as well as men. They are politicians and business women making big moves in this space.

Cryptocurrency: A Perfect Solution For Intergalactic Trade

Since the discovery of outer space, mankind has seemingly been fascinated by the possibility of other intelligent life forms living outside the boundaries of planet Earth. Our current economic systems might prevent Earthlings from trading with other galactic species. With a lack of consistent currencies across the globe and other boundaries, we lack an opportunity to welcome trade from other planets! Crypto could solve this problem quite simply.

Economic Protectionism: Fiat Currency’s Propulsion of Cryptocurrency Into the Mainstream

It’s hard to dispute the blockchain revolution, given major international financial institutions, such as JPMorgan and HSBC, plunging massive amounts of capital into R&D of the technology. Cryptocurrency was designed to be everything fiat currency could not be. The relationship between the crypto markets and traditional markets can provide insight into the future valuation of tokens.

To read more about cryptocurrency and financial markets and institutions, read this article!

Impacts of Globalization & Immigration

Increasing globalization constantly tests our current financial systems. Previous importance placed upon traditional sovereign boundaries has given way to a borderless financial world; one where capital moves freely between citizens of multiple countries. Immigration is a hot topic both domestically and internationally.

See how blockchain technology can improve the hurdles associated with globalization.

Blockchain on the Front Lines of Finance

Our current financial system serves tons of people every day, and moves multiple-trillions of dollars. While it may be our current system, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best system. Not surprisingly, its wrought with issues.

Blockchain technology can offer solutions to many of the problems our current system imposes us with. Read more about how it can help these systems here.