Markets Learn Painful Lessons as Blockchain Grows Up

Shelving early blockchain projects has pushed the technology further into maturity, and offers lessons for the future.


Even in an industry known for its tendency to obsess over the newest tech fads, blockchain stood out as the frosted tips of fintech. 

When it first emerged as an area of interest, blockchain, and distributed-ledger technology (DLT) more broadly, was touted as being able to solve problems in everything from highly centralized market structure through to the very foundation of capital markets. Years—and a litany of shelved projects later—some of the hot air seems to have gone out of the room.


Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Waterstechnology? View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

Bank-backed Versana takes aim at syndicated loan tech

Born from a consortium that includes JP Morgan and Bank of America, Versana aims to bring up-to-date and permissioned data to the syndicated loan market—the first step to a more transparent and faster operating market.

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a WatersTechnology account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: