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Federal Reserve’s Commentary on blockchain technologies | Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Arrangements

The U.S. Payment, Clearing and Settlement (PCS) systems process approximately 600 million transactions per day, valued at over $12.6 trillion according to “Distributed ledger technology in payments, clearing, and settlement” published by Finance and Economics Discussion Series Divisions of Research & Statistics and Monetary Affairs, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C. This …

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Blockchain Security | Public vs Private

A blockchain is a distributed ledger.  It is the technology that underlies bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.  These distributed ledgers can track lots of different types of information.  A blockchain can be implemented as a public ledger visible to all or it can be implemented with restrictions. Harvard Business Review defines …

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Blockchain Applications and Finance

In the Harvard Business Review post “How Blockchain Applications will move Beyond Finance” Christian Catalini makes the point the point that bitcoin is an excellent example of the effectiveness of blockchains and asks the question “Where might blockchains be applied next?”. Any type of digital asset can be tracked and …

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