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In our previous articles in this series we argued that banks can create new markets for themselves in trade finance by providing digitised letters of credit or trade finance instruments for the movement of both digital and physical goods using blockchain. We also highlighted the fact that Barclays, together with the Israeli start-up Wave, may have been the first organisations to execute a global trade and finance transaction using blockchain technology. Since then others…
In our last article in this series we argued that banks can create new markets for themselves in trade finance by providing digitised letters of credit or trade finance instruments for the movement of both digital and physical goods using blockchain. We likened the ease of transacting in this way to the simplicity of ordering a taxi service through Uber. It now seems that Barclays, together with the Israeli start up Wave, may have caught…
Uber’s success is that it made it as easy to order and pay for a ride as clicking a few buttons. It created a multi-billion dollar market that didn’t exist just a few years ago. Blockchain is a payment technology that enables people to automate functions that previously needed manual input and creates certainty without the need for a trusted intermediary. Whilst this challenges the traditional role of banks as trusted intermediaries, banks can create…
Cybercrime happens at the speed of broadband with criminals able to easily move the tools of their activities from one location to another. Successfully combatting cybercrime therefore requires real time detection and investigation, often by different agencies in different countries. Cybercrime has exploded internationally in the past several years in tandem with the surge of online data. South Africa has not been immune as daily reports of phishing attacks, identity theft and other online crimes…
Cybercrime happens at the speed of broadband with criminals able to easily move the tools of their activities from one location to another. Successfully combatting cybercrime therefore requires real time detection and investigation, often by different agencies in different countries. Cybercrime has exploded internationally in the past several years in tandem with the surge of online data. South Africa has not been immune as daily reports of phishing attacks, identity theft and other online crimes…
The proliferation of data gives rise to two challenges: Companies need to manage the vast amounts of data they now control and turn it to useful purposes. The availability of so much data has been an ideal environment for an explosion of various forms of cybercrime. Data The role of data scientists and analytic technology will become increasingly important in the future. Companies which are able to attract the best data scientists and which use…