Category Archives: blockchain

Who will disrupt western financial markets?

Maarten Ectors, L&G’s Chief Innovation Officer, writes regularly about using innovation to create new businesses. He has created Fintechs  himself and now holds sway over innovation in one of Britain’s most powerful financial institutions. When he writes, he writes with … Continue reading

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AI – can it help us retire?

We have known throughout human time that their is wisdom in crowds. Hunters followed paths created by their ancestors , ignoring the paths that didn’t help and focussing on those that did. We have ways of developing things from arrowheads … Continue reading

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Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions

    Long Finance’s Distributed Futures research programme has produced a report entitled “Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions”, the latest in a series of exciting projects in the programme. Long Finance has agreed to invite readers of this blog to the … Continue reading

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“Why Michael Johnson’s so wrong!” – Con Keating

Michael Johnson’s letter to Frank Field & Co on CDC (reproduced in full here) was a real disappointment. I had expected more; a new and closely reasoned critique, passionately believed, perhaps. What I got was a tired and repetitive rehearsal … Continue reading

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The Blockchain is boring – we aren’t!

If you read my blogs you’ll know that I see the Blockchain as boring and beautiful at the same time. It is boring because it creates a central purchasing ledger and it is beautiful because it puts millions of boring … Continue reading

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“Transparency – your tide is coming in!”

  King Canute was a wise king, he died (where I was born) in Shaftesbury, he was a Viking who became our Christian king,  he taught his court that he could not hold back the waves and that there was … Continue reading

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Heard of th’internet? Here’s Blockchain!

  You remember what it was like in the early nineties when we started learning how to use a mouse and send emails? Do you remember searching on Yahoo? Do you remember being told that one day we would buy … Continue reading

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