The GFT Blockchain Breakfast Briefing took place this morning (November 16th) at the South Place Hotel in the heart of the City of London. The panel for the event discussed ‘Accelerating adoption in financial services – centralised vs de-centralised business models’ and was moderated and contributed to by the Co-Heads of GFT’s Blockchain Practice Nick Weisfeld and Julian Eyre.
The panel also included leading industry practitioners and pan-European financial innovators. Richard Crook, Head of Innovation Engineering at Royal Bank of Scotland and Adrian Poole, Head of Financial Services UK at Google Cloud Platform. The event follows on from GFT’s collaboration with Google that allows GFT to deploy its distributed ledger test infrastructure for banks on Google’s Cloud Platform, helping global banking clients to simulate real-world distributed ledger models within a globally distributed and scalable test environment.
Nick Weisfeld also featured recently in the International Business Times. Nick was commenting on the distributed clearing and settlement mechanism, based on Ethereum, to remove inefficiency from the patchwork system of cross-border payments, built at RBS.