Banca IMI Researcher: Blockchain Won’t Work if Banks Don’t Change

Banca IMI Researcher: Blockchain Won’t Work if Banks Don’t Change

A new paper on blockchain technology has been released by the head of interest rate and credit models at Banca IMI, an investment banking and capital markets subsidiary of Intesa Sanpaolo. The paper highlights “real business cases” for the technology, arguing that financial services need to be reformed and not simply improved. There has been some....


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