Banks Need ‘Hybrid Approach to Blockchain Technology’: Ripple’s Marcus Treacher

Banks Need ‘Hybrid Approach to Blockchain Technology’: Ripple’s Marcus Treacher

Ripple, which touts itself as the “Global Settlement Network” and has been involved with various banks to move money around the world, has its own ideas about how Blockchain can and can’t help the banking sector. Blockchain has been touted as the be all and end all solution for most if not all of the world’s problems. We have seen the application of Blockchain for everything from gift giving to releasing music. On the face of it, Blockchain appears to be the best possible solution for banking. Bitcoin has already demonstrated that it is possible to move money across the world quickly,....


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