Blockchain has quickly become the buzzword in fintech for 2017; Consensus 2017 took place this week in New York City and I wanted to share my thoughts on the event.
There were a few major themes I took away from the conference. Blockchain uses are expanding rapidly beyond financial services, there were auto companies, pharma companies and technology giants who were in attendance and spoke. This technology is a worldwide phenomenon. I met and saw speakers from the US, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Europe, Latin America, South Africa, India and more. These distributed ledger technologies are becoming more diverse, in addition to the blockchain you now have Ethereum, Corda, Quorom and more. [Read more…]