Article28 September 2018Reading time one minute

Blockchain: Overhyped or a real threat to financial institutions?

Blockchain technology has real potential to be a catalyst for change in the world of finance

The impact of Blockchain on finance

Blockchain technology has a real potential to be a catalyst in the world of finance, offering new ways to intermediate capital risk and incite change in the financial sector. That's what the audience heard at a Centre for Economic Policy Research conference held at ING's London headquarters. But how much of this new technology is really understood? And is there a danger that hype is overshadowing reality?