As major financial institutions continue wading into the digital waters of the future of currency, they're faced with questions that crypto, in many ways, has never really had to answer. What makes digital assets a currency? What makes stablecoins stable? Stablecoins are an increasingly important plank in the cryptosystem - greasing the wheels of the system and providing an … [Read more...] about Architecting The Future of Digital Assets in Banking
Chainlink launched in 2019 as the first to market a decentralized oracle network. Since then, it has become the de-facto standard in how DeFi & smart contracts interact with the real world. By building a framework for decentralized oracle networks, Chainlink empowers hybrid smart contracts for expansive use by providing a secure foundation for connecting oracle data with … [Read more...] about Chainlink & Decentralized Finance
When discussing cryptocurrency, the Achilles’ heel for financial institutions and the banking industry is regulatory compliance. ISO 20022 is an internationally recognized standard, developed and maintained by the International Organization for Standards (ISO), for financial industry messaging in payments, securities, trader services, cards, and foreign exchange domains. The … [Read more...] about Cryptocurrency & ISO 2022 Compliance
The Fed’s announcement of a tentative look at the potential benefits of adopting a true digital U.S. dollar continue to have an outsize impact on fintech and the financial industry in general. Despite concerns, such a step would represent a truly seismic shift in the way the world does business, and the steps they take bear a lot of scrutiny in the months and years to … [Read more...] about A Focus on the Fed’s Digital Dollar Plans
President Biden called last week for an urgent, government-wide focus from the U.S. into the research of a potential Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in an Executive Order. It’s a move that’s been a long time coming—American efforts in the space have lagged far behind some other countries, including China, which has already launched a pilot for its own digital … [Read more...] about Could a Central Bank Digital Currency be in the Cards for the U.S.?
Blockchain technology and digital assets rose to new heights in 2021; with a record $30 billion in investments, interest in this sector of FinTech has never been stronger. But what's happening with all that money? That was the subject of 1871's recent Tech Talk: Digital Assets and Cryptocurrency: A Breakout Year, with experts weighing in on where developments in digital assets … [Read more...] about The Future of Digital Assets: Not a Zero-Sum Game