Although cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly buzzy across the financial sector, there is a lack of consensus within Asia as to the viability of the technology.
The surging value of cryptocurrencies has featured in many media reports over the summer of 2017. Specifically, the value of Bitcoin quintupled between January 2017 and September 2017, when it reached a valuation of just under USD 5,000 per Bitcoin.
A new report from GreySpark Partners examines how a large number of investment banks and exchanges are experimenting with usage of the blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in 2015. The report, The Blockchain: Capital Markets Use Cases, highlights how these experiments are supported by software applications that are being developed by a raft of financial technology start-up companies based in Europe and the US, and how usage of the blockchain by banks is poised to increase in the future as applications for DLT become more widespread.