Blockchain ins and outs

Blockchain has great potential to be a disruptive force in the financial sector. It is already possible to see where it might have an impact, in areas ranging from payments to settlements to smart contracts and e-identity.

Blockchain technology is based on such different principles that it forces us as a bank and as an industry to rethink the way organisations, processes and markets work. It has the potential to fundamentally change the way we think about ownership, money and risk management.

The disruptive force of blockchain

This paper explores the emerging technology of blockchain. It looks at what the technology is, what stage it is at and its potential to disrupt and transform the financial services industry.

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Blockchain: the future?

What does the development of digital currencies and transactions herald for financial institutions like ING? And how can it change the manner in which we do business? ING investigates whether blockchain, the technology behind the bitcoin for example, can be used for the settlement of complex transactions.

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Banking on blockchain

The whitepaper ‘Banking on blockchain’, developed by Finextra and IBM, explores the current state of play with blockchain in financial services, looking at the challenges and opportunities of implementing the technology across banking and the capital markets, and examining a number of cases.

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ING: All our business lines involved in blockchain exploration

"It’s quite an effort," so says Mark Buitenhek, ING, in an interview with 'CoinDesk' about the broad-reaching initiative to explore blockchain technology – a process that includes working with a global group of banks, as well as conducting in-house experimentation across a range of departments.

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ING completes trial of five emerging blockchain technologies

ING, one of the members of the bank consortium working with financial technology innovation company R3 CEV, has successfully trialed five distinct blockchain technologies in parallel in the first test of its kind.


The fintech effect

A short interview with Dick Oskam, ING, with 'Global Finance' about developments in cash and treasury management, virtual bank accounts and blockchain technology.

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Blockchain beyond FinTech

Blockchain beyond FinTech

Mark Buitenhek’s recent presentation at the Dutch Blockchain Conference on the road of adoption of blockchain technology clearly illustrates that the technology is extremely promising but still in its infancy.

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Blockchain: what is it (for)?

Blockchain: what is it (for)?

Blockchain is a new technology. How does it work? What are the benefits? This animation video explains it.

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