28 Jan '16, 11pm

Santander: Blockchain Talk Could Turn Into Action This Year

Santander: Blockchain Talk Could Turn Into Action This Year

During their introduction at this week's Distributed Ledger Challenge in New York, Santander InnoVentures managing partner Mariano Belinky and Banco Santander R&D chief Julio Faura spoke at length about the bank's interest in the blockchain and how it believes the technology can significantly reshape how it does business. "It’s something we really believe is going to change the world," Faura said at the time. Held this Wednesday, the event saw five startups pitch their businesses to a panel that included both Santander officials as well as representatives from the bitcoin and blockchain space. In the end, Cambridge Blockchain, a startup focused on identity solutions for blockchain-based systems, took home the $15,000 prize. It was a gathering that both Belinky and Faura indicated had exceeded their expectations, and one that may be repeated in the future. In conversation w...

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