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Financial Services, Cloud, and the Blockchain Imperative

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Financial Services, Cloud, and the Blockchain ImperativeI come from the financial services industry. While it has made great strides in exploringblockchain technology and has produced a number of proofs-of-concept, it has been slow to approach production-class projects that feature exposure to public blockchains. (I was fortunate in that my previous employer was forward-thinking in this sense.) On one hand, that makes it similar to many other sectors, which are often risk-averse and reluctant to jettison established norms. We are, after all, talking about people’s money. …

Cloud Computing: A Step Function Towards the Decentralized Future

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Industry and social media debate whether cloud computing is technically or philosophically compatible with the cryptocurrencies and blockchain networks. After all, decentralization is an article of faith across our industry. For many prominent voices, any delay in achieving that distant vision is interminably long and any perceived half-measures along the way are deemed unforgivable. Navigating the hurdles facing a fully decentralized future — and, more importantly, preparing our customers for it — is what drives us at Bloq. …