Reshaping businesses with blockchain
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Reshaping businesses with blockchain

By Capital Markets CIO Outlook | Monday, January 28, 2019

The blockchain technology underpins everyday tasks. It offers a technology-driven facelift to the industries and upgrades productivity, transparency, and reduces wasted time and manual paperwork. The transparency of a distributed ledger combined with cryptographic security of data chain makes the technology applicable in all sectors. Businesses nowadays demand faster returns on the investment and a shorter distance between investor and investment. Blockchain offers efficient push towards globalization where people access information and commerce. The inclusion of this technology is increasing across multiple industries.

Following are some of the ways the tech is leveraging the business industry:

Transparency: The technology makes the transaction history more transparent. As its a type of distributed ledger, all network participants share the same documentation. The shared version can be updated when everyone agrees on it. The alteration of all subsequent records and the collusion of the entire network is required to change a single transaction record. It makes data on a blockchain more accurate, consistent and transparent than paper-based processes.

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Data protection: The technology protects acquired data, stored and processes at the node level by verifying data cryptographically. Also, tamper-proof data in a distributed hyper ledger and validates the integrity of transactions before accepting them.

Traceability: If a company works with a complex supply chain, it faces difficulty to trace an item back to its origin. But if the exchanges of goods are recorded on a blockchain, the company will have an audit trail that displays the journey of the assets. The process helps to verify the authenticity of assets and prevent fraud.

Efficiency: Manual paper-based processes leads to a time-consuming process that is prone to human error and needs third-party intervention. Blockchain offers faster and efficient transactions by streamlining and automating the processes

Reduces cost and increases revenue: Blockchain streamlines supply chains eliminates the need of the middleman and processes that slow efficiency and low profits. It paves for new infrastructure and revenue models as it encourages for innovative business strategies by breaking down administrative and collaborative barriers.

Blockchain has the potential to make every industry flourish. It fills the gap of trust related to transactions.

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