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The end of 2015 saw a number of developments in the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in banking and financial services that have set the stage for rapid developments in the field during the coming year.


  • Industry consortia with extensive membership will reduce the likelihood of fragmented, competitive developments hindering uptake of DLT, leading to the emergence of a greater variety of use cases and solutions across different market sectors.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn why interoperability of multiple distributed ledgers will be crucial to building the necessary ecosystems across financial services.
  • Identify the questions to ask when developing a business strategy in response to the potential of distributed ledger technology.

Key questions answered

  • What is the outlook for distributed ledger technology adoption in 2016?
  • What challenges must the industry overcome to take advantage of the opportunities presented by distributed ledger technology?

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  • The danger of fragmentation
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