Category: Blockchain

My Thoughts on BritCoin – Could it drive financial inclusion?

First Published: https://diginomica.com/britcoin-cometh-inside-story-digital-pound-could-it-drive-financial-inclusion The UK could be about to get a national digital currency. On 19 April, the Bank of England announced the launch of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Taskforce to explore the concept of a digital coin for the nation: a digital Pound – a BritCoin, if you will. The BofE and […]

Read More

My Take: why Britain needs a digital pound

First published in Cointelegraph: https://cointelegraph.com/news/expert-explains-why-britain-needs-a-digital-pound One of the contributors to the Bank of England’s preliminary CBDC research tells us why a digital pound is neccessary in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the launch of a CBDC task force this week, bringing together the Bank of England and Her Majesty’s […]

Read More

Why Hybrid Blockchains Are Simply Good for Business

  First published on beincrypto.com – https://beincrypto.com/why-hybrid-blockchains-are-simply-good-for-business/ The benefits for business delivered by hybrid blockchain models are exponential. A hybrid chain model seamlessly incorporates two integrated chains — one public and one private — allowing businesses to utilize the immense benefits brought by integrated public and private blockchains. Businesses are afforded enhanced security measures through hybrid chains, […]

Read More

Breaking the Financial Status Quo with Central Bank Digital Currencies

  First Published on Nasdaq,com – https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/breaking-the-financial-status-quo-with-central-bank-digital-currencies-2020-09-22 Blockchain technology is now over a decade old. As the technology approaches the 12th anniversary of the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper, it is clear that the technology has entered a new mature phase of significant development. Many emerging technologies follow a similar path of development to […]

Read More

POI Consensus Mechanism

* This is an extract from the book * Different Types of Consensus Mechanisms By Chris Wing Chris talks about the different types of consensus mechanisms and here is his excellent section on Proof of Importance (POI) Proof of Importance (POI) At a glance: Proof of importance (POI) is a consensus mechanism which uses a […]

Read More

Symbol and NEM – The Enterprise Hybrid Blockchain solution for Enterprise

Welcome the Hybrid Blockchain solution where Symbol Platform and the NEM public network (NIS1) work seamlessly to deliver solutions to Enterprise challenges In 2019, I published my book “Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World” which gathers together global thought leaders discussing the world of Blockchain technology, but mainly centering on Enterprise Adoption. Extract […]

Read More

The world’s First CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency)?

Meet LBCOIN the new Lithuanian Government backed Coin, built on the NEM Blockchain What an exciting time in the Blockchain world and the world of Crypto Currencies….. Whilst the Crypto Currency market has seen a decent return from the early 2018 lows, and Bitcoin is seeing a great comeback, there has been plenty of discussions […]

Read More

Reatilexperten: “Blockchain handlar inte längre om bitcoin”

A pleasure to be featured in Dagens Handel talking about the impacts of #Blockchain technology in the #retail sector “Blockchains are more about trust, transparency and authenticity than technology. That is what the British retail expert Antony Welfare says. – Blockchain is no longer bitcoin, it’s not about currencies, it’s a whole new world and […]

Read More

Blockchain and ERP – The future of the “back office” – ERP 2.0

My background is Finance in Retail and I am a qualified accountant, which means I have spent the majority of my career using two systems: 1) ERP – Enterprise resource planning tools 2) Excel – Spreadsheets An ERP system is best known as the “back end” of the systems – this is the enterprise wide […]

Read More

Bienvenido 2020’s – #TheBlockchainDecade

Adios 2010’s the decade where I pivoted my lifetime Retail career and welcomed the world of #Blockchain technology In 2011 I published The Retail Handbook First edition (in shocking pink!) and the second edition was published in 2018 – but by then I had already “got the Blockchain bug” and added my first thought leadership […]

Read More

The Future Of IoT Security Using Blockchain Technology Via The Chip

By 2020, 20.4 billion IoT devices will be in use around the world. From your smartphone to your toaster, TV, curtain rail, car and toothbrush — the time is coming when all “things” will always be connected. Though it is an exciting time in technology, it is also a critical time to look at the […]

Read More

Blockchain and DLT are not a Database – they are ledgers

I get asked all the time if Blockchain and DLT is a Database – they are not   I appreciate there is lots of confusion on this topic, so let us start by understanding what Blockchain technology is and where it ‘fits’ into the current world. Blockchain technology is a type of ‘distributed ledger technology’ […]

Read More

Blockchain Ecosystem Should Focus On Education

  We are approximately five years into the blockchain revolution, and the hype curve “peak of inflated expectations” has passed. We are now starting to see blockchain solutions appear across a multitude of industries. From the supply chain to healthcare to financial transactions to manufacturing and many more, there are now numerous blockchain solutions that […]

Read More

Commercializing Blockchain – London Launch 2019

Last week we launched #commercializingblockchain at the beautiful #PostalMuseum in #London What’s the link to #blockchaintechnology? It’s all about #trusted and #transparent #communication The event was oversubscribed and the attendees were treated to the unveiling of my commissioned #blockchain #artwork – from the very talented local artist Lorna Doyan🦋 I was joined by most of […]

Read More
© Retail Potential 2021