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Things worth reading: 24th November 2015

Things we’re reading today include … Spanish lender BBVA ‘buys 30pc stake in UK bank Atom’ HSBC To Cut 2,000 Jobs In Commercial Bank Unit Bankers are still paid too much – Deutsche Bank’s Cryan Samsung Pay now works with Chase Bank UK ‘failing to stop corrupt money’ UK still …

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Welcome to the Whitechapel Think Tank

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At the start of 2015, I was honoured to be invited to join a new group called the Whitechapel Think Tank. The group was initiated by Jeremy Wilson, Vice Chairman of Barclays Corporate Banking and John Edge, Managing Partner, RRVIG. The first meeting called together UK Government, Treasury and the …

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The end of a ‘bank account’ as the digital me takes over

I had a really interesting conversation with Chris Barker, Head of Digital and Engineering for Royal Bank of Scotland.  As usual, the conversation moved around data analytics, deep learning, artificial intelligence, building enterprise data systems, separating content from processing, re-platforming the back-end infrastructure and core systems and more.  I’ll write …

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Forget bitcoin, here’s bankcoin

Welcome to bankcoin Much to the dismay of the liberati, bitcoin is flatlining.  After dipping down to the $250 per bitcoin price earlier this year, it’s stayed there ever since.  Noteworthy is the all the marketing spin of announcements of We take bitcoin payments, has died down and the use …

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Get serious about this blockchain thing

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Having noted that most bankers are now saying bitcoin bad, blockchain good, here’s a nice set of quotes I’ve been gathering of what banks are actually saying: “At its core, Bitcoin is a decentralized protocol that enables exchange of value among parties around the world, giving it the potential to alter …

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How to crack anonymous: the Silk Road story

For the past two months, Wired has published a detailed account of how the FBI, DEA and other US authorities tracked and traced Ross Ulbricht, the libertarian founder and owner of the Silk Road.  For those who have not heard of it, Silk Road is the notorious website that exploited …

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