In Capital Markets, Blockchain's Evolution Has Left the Bitcoin Model Behind

Axel Pierron of Opimas looks at five blockchain projects set to go live in 2018 that the industry should keep an eye on.

Blockchain chain

The original blockchain was a distributed ledger used to trade the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Bitcoin transactions would be pooled into blocks to lower the cost of validation for each individual transaction.

But according to a new report published by consultancy Opimas, the so-called “blockchain” initiatives beginning to populate the capital markets have little resemblance to the original bitcoin-blockchain model. Most initiatives today do not require transactions to be “blocked” together

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