Category: Commercializing 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Blockchain and Diversity

One area in which Blockchain technology is a massively important topic is around the diversity of the new world and the ecosystem. Within the Blockchain community, there is no old school stereotypical majorities and ownership. The fact that this is a new and innovative technology, which appeals to innovators, academics, entrepreneurs as well as the […]

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The Circular Economy And Sustainability Powered By Blockchain

There is an increasing focus on and awareness of the damage humans are causing the planet. Whether you believe the extent of this or not, I am sure you agree that we should become better planet citizens and start to reduce, recycle and reuse more than we do today. As the damaging effects of climate […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Three Reasons Why Enterprise Blockchain Is Failing

After working with enterprise blockchain technology for over three years, I am becoming a little frustrated with its rate of growth. While there is evidence of growth, there is still too much holding this technology back. Current Research In its March report, IDC shared some positive findings for enterprise blockchain adoption, stating that in many […]

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Book launch at the US Senate – Commercializing Blockchain

It was an absolute honour to host a #Blockchain reception on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. Supported by Senator Mark Kirk Held in the Appropriations Committee room (where the expenditures of money by the government of the United States is regulated) Mark held a Senate style questioning of our Blockchain expertise and we opened the questions […]

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Commercializing Blockchain launches poolside in Florida

On 23rd September I launched Commercializing Blockchain in the beautiful coast line of Florida, on Clearwater beach After a morning keynote, we closed off the pool are and set up the table and the drinks, plus fresh seafood In 30c heat, I decided to go local and donned my short sleeve shirt!! With over 70 […]

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