The financial system will need to be a platform that federates existing players (such as banks) and new players (such as telecommunication companies… )
1) bitcoin-inspired distributed systems
2) open APIs (application programming interface) as a new way to consumer business services on the internet
3) crowd-sourced identity schemes
4) open source hardware and applications
How can the traditional industry players prepare for such changes?
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Digital Currency / #Bitcoin Related Technology Could Accelerate Trading & Transaction Settlement on #Wall Street
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