Blockchain and Its Most Useful Applications in Finance

Anusree Bhattacharya | May 19, 2022 | 151 views

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Blockchain technology is notable for its transparent database, safe data, decentralized network, and cryptographic transactions. By incorporating blockchain into existing banking procedures, FinTech firms have advanced even further.

The powerful blockchain technology notably stores and records information on identities, assets, transactions, money and asset swaps in a secured network. Interestingly, the data is stored in blocks, each with a storage capacity of 1 MB.

Having said that, Blockchain capabilities have contributed a new dimension to the Fintech scene, evolved as a technological revolution, provided enormous potential, and resulted in substantial changes to business structures and operations. Furthermore, they have piqued the interest of both start-ups and financial application development firms in investigating the demand for blockchain.


Principles of Blockchain

Blockchain, aside from being safe, gives true democracy and equality to financial institutions overseas.

Blockchain has grown as a tremendous possibility for banking services to give billions of people the best and most convenient financial operations worldwide. Behind the successful virtue of blockchain, what are the core principles based on which blockchain is in demand nowadays?

Find out the core in the following:

  • Peer-based communication
  • Computational logic
  • A distributed database
  • Permanent records
  • Consensus protocol
  • Distributed ledger

All of the above principles of blockchain are successfully catering to the financial industry.


Useful Blockchain Applications in Finance

Blockchain applications gained popularity after the digital transformation of the finance industry. Some of the applications have assisted finance in shifting its operations to a more efficient and effective path.

Based on these blockchain applications, Accenture predicts that embracing blockchain will save banks $8 billion in costs by 2025, a 27 percent decrease from 2019.

  • Reduced costs of transactions
  • Secured digital identity management
  • A global network having no geographic limitations
  • Crypto lending
  • Regulatory compliance
  • New crowdfunding models
  • KYC Verification

Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Dilemmas

Blockchain technology applications in finance have shown maximum benefit and have minimized a lot of financial glitches that existed before. To stay abreast, the legacy system of financial deeds is becoming increasingly rare, as most financial institutes and banks implement the technology globally.

According to a Deloitte analysis, revenue from business blockchain applications is expected to reach $19.9 billion by 2025, giving considerable prospects for growth in blockchain FinTech.

While talking about the transformation to the blockchain, automation played a crucial role in reshaping critical financial, operational risk and finance systems on a cloud platform. Most financial organizations now store their data on the blockchain, eliminating inefficiencies such as input failures, duplication, fraud, and other issues.

The combination of automation and data empowers faster financial services that is likely to enable more effective financial services and client experiences in the future.

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