Is the future of blockchain Irish?

Country is in a unique position

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With more and more financial services companies looking to benefit from the day-to-day efficiencies of blockchain technology, Ireland has developed a strong reputation in both finance and technology – becoming a front-runner in the blockchain industry, according to Dr Nicola Stokes.

The blockchain boom is well and truly here. Blockchain is no longer a technological concept but a real-life application that is fast becoming mainstream - especially in financial services, where its decentralised technology transparently records the intricacies of transactions on a shared network. For example, this promises huge value in investment management, helping companies trade faster and cheaper, while improving efficiency through near-instant settlement, greater transparency and less room for error.  Touted as a technology that will revolutionise the sector, it is not surprisi...

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