27 Oct '14, 10am

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Bitcoin, the virtual currency, is traded and verified on the Blockchain. Bloomberg What technology has the potential to disrupt the financial services sector the most? It’s not the tech giants like Apple , Facebook or Google , who have all made recent moves into payments services . According to Oliver Bussmann, CIO of Swiss bank UBS , the biggest disrupting force is the blockchain – the underlying technology behind Bitcoin, the electronic-only currency which is created on computers and isn’t controlled by any government or centralized authority. The blockchain is the open, decentralized online ledger which verifies transactions in the digital currency. Almost any document can be digitized, codified and inserted into the blockchain, a record that is indelible, cannot be tampered with, and whose authenticity is verified by the consensus of a community of computer users rathe...

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