Could Crypto Capital Markets Save Mankind From New Global Financial Storm?

In this post, Nick Ayton looks beyond the current system at Crypto Capital Markets 2.1, to a new world of finance and capital markets. The current Fractional Reserve banking system that few trust is failing, creaking at the seams. Will crypto economics be the only thing left as the global economies collapse under massive debts hidden from sight behind the media’s fake …

Ethereum-Based Humaniq To Deliver Banking 4.0 to 2 Billion Unbanked

Nick Ayton caught up with Humaniq founder Alex Fork, who has an ambition to help eliminate poverty by delivering new banking options to emerging markets in Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia so that everyone who needs can get access to financial services. Using a new reputation concept based on proof of face for identity management, Humaniq has a …

Ethereum Smart Contracts At Heart of Next TV Revolution: 21M Story

Nick Ayton, the sage of Shoreditch, explores the impact of Blockchain technologies and his own motivation to get involved in a new concept for funding a Blockchain TV based on smart contracts. Scripted TV High-quality television called scripted TV is very fast becoming the viewing of choice for everyone who is challenged by live programming or reality TV where the …

Blockchain the Return of Trust

As you read this, try to liberate yourself and shed links with the past. This is the lens through which you need to look at Blockchain as your prejudices may make you blind to the opportunity. Blockchain’s Relevance Here is the thing, and something you may not of occurred to you until now; we are entering a new era, a …

50 shades of Blockchain

You need a Blockchain strategy and your company needs one… Here is the thing. You can either embrace Blockchain or ignore it believing it to be hype. You can go through the motions and create great theatre by pretending your organization is doing Blockchain stuff and that you are also buying into the ethos. You may believe having a Lab, …

BlackRock – industry Goliath facing a Blockchain David

(LONDON 26 July 2016) BlackRock may be the industry ‘Goliath’ about to be hit by a stone from a ‘David’ competitor. The advent of a combination of Blockchain, ‘Smart Contracts’ and IBOR (click here for brief explanation of Blockchain) enable Asset Management firms to eliminate up to 50-95% of their operating costs across people, process, IT and infrastructure. This facilitates a …

Blockchain goes mainstream and accelerates…

Blockchain goes mainstream and accelerates…   Is the hype justified or is it people just don’t see it…   I get asked all the time is Blockchain for real… Do you think it is here to stay… Why do you think this technology will have fundamental change to the way we do business…   Here are some data points, answers …

Why ignoring Blockchain is corporate suicide…

The biggest single threat to all CEOs for destroying corporate value… I was going to call this article “Removing the Centre”…but in a sense this sums up Blockchain in a single phrase… My last article asked if Blockchain was a solution looking for a real business problem to solve…and like many new and emerging technologies it takes a while for …