Blockchain – Opportunities & Risks for Financial Institutions


Here is a good white paper/research report published by European Banking Authority (EBA) detailing out the opportunities and risks associated with the adoption of Blockchain in relation to financial institutions.

Report on risks and opportunities arising for financial institutions due to FinTech

Use cases related to some of the following are described:

  • Usage of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and smart contracts for trade finance
  • Use of DLT to streamline customer due diligence (CDD) processes
    • In this use case, the “digital identity” concept is explored and described.


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