Tagged: research

Deloitte Survey: 44% of US Execs Suspect Blockchain Overhyped but Expect Future Disruption: “Not Quite Ready for Prime Time”

Exuberance for blockchain amongst large enterprise execs has deflated slightly in the past two years, says Deloitte in their recent global blockchain survey. The company’s 2018 global blockchain survey of 1053 “blockchain-savvy” managers at companies doing more than $500 million a year has found that 40%… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Document on Distributed Ledger Technology, Seeks to Provide Common Framework for Fast Emerging Blockchain Industry

Defining Distributed Ledger Technology Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), also frequently referenced as blockchain, is a fast emerging sector of finance but also has the capacity to extend into other sectors of industry. Yet DLT is frequently misunderstood and regularly terminology is at odds across sector… Read More

Schwarmfinanzierung: Deloitte Study on “Crowdlending” in Germany says Banks Win

Deloitte Germany has published research on the crowdfunding sector and when it comes to comparing new forms of online capital formation and old banks – banks win. That is, at least in the eyes of the Deloitte research. Deloitte states that when it comes to… Read More

Research: Marketplace Lending DOES Benefit Borrowers but Improving Credit Scores May Mean More Debt

There has been an ongoing debate regarding the benefits of marketplace lending when it comes to consumer loans.  A Federal Reserve study hammered peer to peer lending (ie marketplace lending) in late 2017 only to see the study pulled as industry advocates highlighted shortcomings in… Read More

KPMG Report on Fintech: 2018 Started with a Bang as Fintech Investment Gained Momentum

KPMG has published their Pulse of Fintech report highlighting global Fintech activity for the first half of 2018. According to KPMG, global investment in Fintech is going gangbusters as “Fintech market activity worldwide gained momentum during the first half of the year as the geographic… Read More

US Department of Treasury Report on Fintech Makes Recommendations to Boost Innovation, Advocates on Behalf of Regulatory Harmonization

The US Department of the Treasury has published its long anticipated report on Fintech. This is the fourth in a series of reports emanating from Treasury that address emerging innovations in finance. Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin commented on the reports release stating “American innovation is… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Benchmarking Study for Blockchain

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University in the UK, has launched their second annual Blockchain study following their first successful blockchain benchmarking report in 2017. CCAF recently completed their 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study and is in… Read More

Chamber of Digital Commerce & Token Alliance Publish Digital Token & ICO Guidelines, Addresses Challenge of Utility Tokens

The Chamber of Digital Commerce’s and their Token Alliance, an initiative of more than 350 blockchain and token experts from around the globe, has published a set of guidelines to help shape the responsible growth of the token and initial coin offering (ICO) markets. The document called Understanding Digital Tokens:… Read More

Watch Out for Disruption! S&P Warns Banks More Fintech Disruption Ahead

This week S&P Global published the Global Banks Midyear report for 2018. While credit conditions remain relatively good, the trade dispute, largely with China, is causing concern. Beyond the overall good economic environment there is a pressing issue when it comes to traditional banks. The… Read More

Bank of Canada Study Finds Successful Attacks on Large Networks Like Bitcoin Unlikely

Researchers at the Bank of Canada have published a working paper stating that the proof-of-work reward system and large network size of Bitcoin protect it against attacks. The study, “Incentive Compatibility on the Blockchain,” is something of a vindication of Bitcoin’s high energy consumption. It… Read More

Financial Stability Board Produces Paper on Crypto-Assets for G20

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report on crypto-assets, including cryptocurrency and blockchain based securities, last week. The document is being presented to the G20. The document is a byproduct of the G20 meeting which took place in Buenos Aires in March. The member… Read More

What Brexit? Beauhurst Report Says Record Year for Foreign Investment into UK Firms, Fintech Helps to Fuel Growth

UK research firm Beauhurst published a report recently that highlighted foreign investment into high growth UK firms. According to their numbers, foreign investment is booming in the UK – in spite of Brexit induced jitters. The report states that during 2017 foreign investment hit £6… Read More

When it Comes to Online Lending, Size Matters: Deloitte Cost of Capital Survey

Earlier this year, the Deloitte Center for Financial Services (DCFS) and LendIt Fintech joined together to publish a survey on online lending and the current state of the ecosystem. The numbers were highlighted this past April during the LendIt Fintech conference but Deloitte has recently shared… Read More

Allied Crowds Publishes Directory of Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Emerging Markets

Allied Crowds, a tech firm dedicated to lessening information asymmetries, has published a director of cryptocurrency exchanges in emerging markets. Allied Crowd states: “[This report] establishes which cryptocurrency exchanges will trade which currency pairings. In other words, it answers the question where a member of… Read More

German SME Crowdfunding Passes the €500 Million Mark

Early-days monitor of the German crowdfunding market, Crowdfunding.de announced in its latest quarterly report that Germany passed the half billion-euro mark in cumulated in SME crowdfunding at the end of June 2018. The report monitors only equity crowdfunding and crowdlending on marketplaces open to German… Read More

European Banking Authority Report on Fintech: Distributed Ledger Tech a Bright Light for Trade Finance Though Challenges Remain

  The European Banking Authority (EBA), charged with harmonizing banking across the EU, has devoted 13 pages of its latest 56-page Fintech report to assessing two potential use cases in banking for “distributed ledger technology” (DLT, although sometimes called “blockchain”). And while its not all… Read More

European Parliament Publishes Report on Cryptocurrency: Virtual Currencies and Central Banks Monetary Policy

A report created at the request or the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, addresses the topic of “virtual currencies” or cryptocurrencies. The paper entitled “Virtual Currencies and Central Banks Monetary Policy: Challenges Ahead,” seeks to present an analysis of the phenomenon of… Read More

New Global Fintech Hub Report Puts China at Top, Silicon Valley in 2nd Place

In recent years most Fintech Hub reports have pegged the UK, and more specifically London, at the top of the list when it comes to ranking Fintech centers of excellence. The UK has been widely lauded due to various characteristics but always included in these… Read More

CipherTrace Publishes Report on Cryptocurrency Money Laundering, say Crypto Theft on the Rise

Q2 2018 Sees Increase in Crypto Theft and in Cryptocurrency Money Laundering CipherTrace has published a report on Crypto Theft and money laundering. Their research covers the second quarter of 2018 and according to the document there has been a dramatic rise in Crypto crime… Read More

ING Report: 66% of Europeans Have Heard about Cryptocurrency, Only 1 in 10 Have Invested in Crypto Assets

Global financial services firm ING is out with an interesting report on cryptocurrency. Partnering up with Ipsos to create Cracking the Code on Cryptocurrency, ING surveyed much of Europe to gain insight into this emerging sector of finance. According to the research; 66% of individuals… Read More