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Blockchain Can Fix Government Double Taxation

Overview The economy can be categorised in many ways, including (i) the tax-compliant economy, (ii) the tax quasi-compliant economy and (iii) the tax non-compliant (or ‘black market’) economy. Value-added-technology(VAT) shortfalls occur in all three for a variety of...

Blockchain Can Protect Critical Government Infrastructure

Overview Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTs) can enable the UK and its government to better protect critical civil infrastructure against cyberattacks. Background Digital technologies are increasingly embedded in countries’ critical infrastructures, and many of these...

Blockchain Can Digitize And Automate of Trade Processes

Digitization and automation of trade processes has been ongoing for many years, but the banks’ updated processes are still largely based around the logistics of handling physical documents. A lot of processes share similar characteristics, but requires completely...

Blockchain Can Protect Critical Government Infrastructure

Overview Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTs) can enable the UK and its government to better protect critical civil infrastructure against cyberattacks. Background Digital technologies are increasingly embedded in countries’ critical infrastructures, and many of these...

Blockchain Can Improve Domestic Payments

There is a strong drive within Europe to achieve “instant payment solution should become available to end-users in the short term, consisting of a common scheme cooperatively developed on the market.” Government regulators believe that faster payments will accelerate...

Blockchain Can Execute Smart Contracts

What is Smart Contract Being familiar with the concept of smart contracts is paramount to understanding how the value web will be used to handle all sorts of value transactions in the future. A general definition of a smart contract would be a computer program that...

Blockchain Can Settle Transactions In Minutes, Not Days

Background Clearing, settlement, custody and registration services all add a significant cost burden to issuing, trading and holding securities. There are a plethora of specialist agents and counterparties involved in moving securities and cash between investors. Not...

Blockchain Can Reduce Market Friction

Overview One of the greatest potential benefits of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is its ability to remove barriers and friction in the market and enable the creation of new forms of information marketplaces. The sharing of information between economic entities...

Blockchain Can Streamline The Energy Retail Market

The European Commission Energy Union Framework Strategy sets out the vision of an ‘Energy Union’ “with citizens at its core, where citizens take ownership of the energy transition, benefit from new technologies to reduce their bills, participate actively in the...

Blockchain Can Register Physical Assets

As the Blockchain technology matured, the development focus started to shift away from handling exclusively cryptocurrencies and started to use the public ledger to register physical assets. This shift started happening around the second half of 2013 and heralded the...

Blockchain Can Strengthen International Aid Systems

Overview Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) could enable the government to better control the distribution of foreign aid, and to ensure that the funds reach the intended recipients. This will also help ministers improve transparency and encourage effective financial...

Blockchain Can Increase The Automation of Corporate Actions

Background Listed companies must provide their annual accounts in a structured format, but any company announcements that may require action by investors or their representatives — known as corporate actions — are typically published as unstructured text, or in PDF...

Blockchain Can Issue Cryptocurrency Securities

A pioneering bank issues cryptocurrency securities Earlier this year, LHV Pank — the largest independent Estonian bank — became the first bank in the world to experiment with programmable money when it issued €100,000 worth of cryptographically-protected certificates...

Blockchain Can Create An Ecosystem That Is Accessible By All

Up until now, this paper has presented the expansion in reasoning from Blockchain 1.0 to 2.0, which have made the technology usable for far more than just currency. All of the protocols and use-cases that have been presented have been specialised, attempting to offer...

Blockchain Can Enable New Forex Solutions

Jean Louique. 23 Feb, 2017 Background Several companies are working on developing Forex solution based on blockchain technology, such as Ripple, Stellar, and Coinbase. At the time of writing, the platform created by Ripple seems to show the most potential for further...
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