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Key Applications of Blockchain in Fintech

Banking CIO Outlook | Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Security is one of the most crucial components of internet banking. Banks must verify that the transactions they conduct are secure and authenticated. The majority of banks have their own security algorithms in place to check user identity.

FREMONT, CA: Blockchain is unquestionably going to revolutionize the way we do business. Blockchain is appropriate for banking applications and fintech because it is a decentralized ledger with a heavy emphasis on encryption, security, and anonymity.

Most banks are now utilizing blockchain technology to establish more effective methods of data recording. Blockchain will have a 29.7 percent market share in banking by 2020. Because blockchain enables real-time data updates, it is a more cost-effective way to record transactions without human involvement.

Here are some use cases of blockchain in fintech/banking.

Digital Identity

Security is one of the most crucial components of internet banking. Banks must verify that the transactions they conduct are secure and authenticated. The majority of banks have their own security algorithms in place to check user identity. Customers, on the other hand, frequently find them inconvenient because they must go through many security checks for routine things such as checking their balance, transaction history, and so on.

Banks may also use KYC (Know Your Customer) tools, which irritate customers even more. Going through several security protocols can be difficult, time-consuming, and annoying if one has accounts in multiple banks.

One can utilize the blockchain to combat this. It allows one to construct one's own digital profile rather than depending on one created by banks. One can also reuse one's identity to identify yourself at multiple institutes and locations, saving one's time and effort. One can also personalize one's avatar, giving one a unique and accurate digital identity.

This technique has the potential to speed up identification and validation at the institutional level. Clients can use their digital avatars to transfer dollars, share data, and perform other bank-related tasks such as loans, claims, and drafting. Furthermore, because data saved on blockchain networks is much safer than data stored in standard volumes, financial firms choose it for software requirements.

Trading

Even today, most trading companies require a significant amount of documentation. Not only that but payments and transfers are delayed if you trade over the weekend. Because vendors all over the world use trading systems, there is a need to create a system that allows all participants to readily review and validate the trade. The trading system should ensure that all participants have proper entries and that users can make adjustments in a secure manner at any time.

Blockchain is built to manage situations like this. Using a generic ledger can improve the entire process. And, because the information is refreshed in real-time, the flow of information is quick, making it simple to base business choices and policies on it. A solution like this also improves the trade's entire lifetime by lowering shorting risks and increasing accountability.

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