Press Release - Blockchain Players in Capital Markets: Where Are the Pioneers Headed?

Across an industry desperate for transformation, blockchain holds the key to lowering cost.

Boston, December 16, 2015 - Even without a single proven live use case with enough scalability and security or appropriate regulatory framework in place, blockchain is viewed as that potential missing technology link that could transform the global financial services industry. The consensus about blockchain technology within the capital markets is no longer whether to explore its potentials, but how. Much effort has been put into scrutinizing the real possibilities of blockchain both from technology startups and global banks and exchanges, or their partnerships. Aite Group’s recent report, Blockchain Players in Capital Markets: Where Are the Pioneers Headed?, details a select group of firms that are currently active in building a blockchain-based solution and analyzes their specific focus areas and functionalities.

“Financial institutions’ ever-increasing desire to reduce regulatory compliance costs and to improve operational efficiency has turned their attention to blockchain technology’s potential to achieve better transparency, enhance security, mitigate risk, and cut operational costs,” says Gabriel Wang, research associate on the Institutional Securities & Investments team.

 About Aite Group

Aite Group is an independent research and advisory firm focused on business, technology, and regulatory issues and their impact on the financial services industry. With expertise in banking, payments, securities & investments, and insurance, Aite Group’s analysts deliver comprehensive, actionable advice to key market participants in financial services. Headquartered in Boston with a presence in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, London, and Milan, Aite Group works with its clients as a partner, advisor, and catalyst, challenging their basic assumptions and ensuring they remain at the forefront of industry trends.​ 

​Jennifer Molgano
Marketing and PR Associate Aite Group


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