Blockchain| MIT Reports

CAREER ADVICE, SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY   |   10 minutes  |   December 2, 2016

In line with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s mandate to advance knowledge in areas that will serve to address the 21st century’s great challenges, by focusing on fields of scholarship that will best serve the world, MIT has recently released a number of reports on the impact of blockchain technology on financial services.

Blockchain & Financial Services: The Fifth Horizon of Networked Innovation

This report promises to close any gaps in your understanding of where the world of blockchain is today, where it’s going, and how you might capitalize on the disruption it’s bringing to the global financial system.


2 themes you will explore with this MIT report:
  1. Understanding the fundamentals of blockchain and its impact on financial markets.
  2. The barriers associated with adopting this new technology.
Blockchain & Transactions: Markets and Marketplaces

This report takes a closer look at how blockchain will impact transactions in the future and identifies the players and markets most likely to experience the disruption.


2 themes you will explore with this MIT report:
  1. Insights into how exactly blockchain is likely to affect a variety of sectors and stakeholders, including securities trading, commercial and retail banking, and insurance.
  2. The potential of blockchain to help us reimagine and redefine the role of intermediaries and other market participants.
Blockchain & Infrastructure (Identity, Data Security)

This report explores applications of blockchain technology against the context of concerns around identity, privacy and data security.


2 themes you will explore with this MIT report:
  1. The ways in which blockchain can be utilised for online identity and how this will be valuable for financial institutions.
  2. How blockchain could impact data security through decentralization and how it can render the cost of breaches much lower.
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To find out more about the ways in which fintech is changing our world, read through the other Financial Technology and Innovation reports here.