In the latest blockchain news, the former JPMorgan head of commodities Blythe Masters stirred up the waters while speaking at the London Metal Exchange annual dinner – pointing out to blockchain and its increasing abilities in the commodity markets.
As the blockchain innovator said, blockchain introduces heightened confidentiality, reduces paper waste and improves the overall provenance and productivity. Masters became a managing director at JPMorgan at the age of 28, to later become the head of global commodities. She is widely credited for creating a credit derivative vehicle which is known as the credit default swap, popular because of the mixed effects in the wake of the global economic crash that happened in 2008. Many described her creation as the financial weapon of mass destruction.
Still, there is no denial in the fact that Masters is an expert when it comes to finance and commodities. With her new role as the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, which is a company specializing in blockchain solutions for financial services, there are only a few better-qualified people to speak on the application and the blockchain adoption in the commodities industry.
As Masters noted during her London speech:
“Supply chains are notoriously complex and inefficient. This is especially true in the metals and mining industry where many operational and commercial practices remain inefficient and antiquated, leading to critical data omissions, security vulnerabilities, expenses, corruption, and unethical provenance.”
Right now, blockchain is seen as a revolutionary technology that could improve the tracking of goods in all industries – from food to clothing.
Blockchain facilitates the exchange of critical trade documents, bills of lading, letters of credit between connected users securely and confidentially. Clearly the indications for metals mining, shipping, storage, and logistics industries are nontrivial,” Masters concluded.
Russia Is Not Planning To Buy $10 Billion In Bitcoin
“This statement has no common sense. The Russian Federation — like any other country in the world — is simply not ready to combine its traditional financial system with cryptocurrencies.”Sidorenko reacted to the fake news reports from Telegraph where it was noted that Russia wants to invest $10 billion in bitcoin in order to mitigate the economic impact that is brought up from the US sanctions. The rumors emerged on Twitter where a particular user wrote that Kremlin has no choice but to invest in bitcoin and that it is the only way to avoid the harsh sanctions by President Trump. Ginko posted on Twitter and his post went viral after Telegraph wrote a story about it and lots of other websites just added their own touch to it. Ginko is known to the public for making such shocking tweets and comments after once saying that sham investment adviser Bernie Madoff is the real Satoshi Nakamoto. However, Sidorenko said that Ginko’s comments are absurd:
“Even if Russia wants to place its cryptocurrency assets now, it simply cannot do this. We do not have any mechanisms that would allow us to introduce a system: where these assets would be stored, which authorities would be responsible for it, which would be responsible for abuses and stuff.”However, according to Tota Kaliaskarova, the director of macroeconomic policy with the Eurasian Economic Union says that crypto could have a huge impact on the Eurasian economy.
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