4 Technologies That Will Revolutionize Financial Services

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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Bitcon/Blockchain Revolution Gets Endorsement in Wall Street Survey

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Digital Currency / Related Technology Could Accelerate Trading & Transaction Settlement on

They added: “It is not bitcoin itself that has the potential for changing the institutional capital markets. The , the technology that allows bitcoin to exist and be transferred safely without an intermediary, presents a much bigger opportunity for financial services firms.”

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Democratize Access to the Financial Markets – Financial Technology

As retail investors gain ‘’ access, jury remains out on whether reward outweighs risk

As companies expand their trading services to retail investors, experts are unsettled over what the democratization of these technologies means for the average investor.

Financial technology firms, collectively known as “fintech,” are swiftly bridging the technology gap between retail traders and their institutional counterparts. They are developing