The City of London’s role as the beating heart of global financial markets has been established over decades and remains intact despite fierce international competition and globalisation. The recent edition of commercial think tank Z/Yen’s Global Financial Centre Index again placed London in first spot, just ahead of New York. Rankings are based on business… Continue reading Why collocation “Booming power” is a synonym for UK fintech sector?
We cannot avoid the fact that the world is in the grip of a FinTech revolution. The exponential change of the technological environment that we are experiencing makes financial sector changes more complicated and diverse than ever. How did all this happen? What exactly presents FinTech advantages over the traditional financial sector? As we may… Continue reading FinTech Startups. Who is the next Klarna in the Nordic Sky?
Definition Firstly let’s start with defining what a smart contract basically is. Wikipedia says that smart contract is a computer protocol intended to facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract. It can help us exchange money, property, shares, or anything valuable. But what is more important it allows us to do… Continue reading Smart contracts in simple terms
Now everyone is talking about bitcoin, blockchains, its impact on the world economy, etc.. We can find lots of articles on the internet telling us when blockchain first appeared, the way blockchain works, its perspectives for the future. In my article I tried to look deeper and analyze different types of blockchains, their advantages and… Continue reading Differences and advantages of public and private blockchains
Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third-party interference. That allows you to almost fully implement the ideas of the Bitcoin 2.0 platform. The project was first introduced in January 2013 at the Bitcoin Conference in Miami. The official… Continue reading Ethereum: The Next Big Thing?