Blockchain: a real opportunity for retail financial services

2016 has seen a number of leading institutions and platforms within the financial services sector test and pilot blockchain technology. As more and more blue-chip companies begin to realise the benefits a decentralised ledger can bring, areas such as clearing, transactions and data storage are being viewed in a different light. Some observers are even prophesising this being the dawn of a new era similar to the internet in the early 1990s that could see the traditional dominance of high street banks and blue-chip institutions relegated to the past. Read more: