Category: Blockchain

Our latest research brief, Ripple CBDC Platform: A Case Study on CBDC Technology and Stablecoin Adoption in Palau, developed in partnership with Ripple, looks at how the island nation of Palau successfully deployed a Phase One pilot of a stablecoin powered by Ripple’s CBDC technology.
CESS Secures Series A Funding for Its Decentralized Storage Solution
Mitch Lewis, Research Analyst at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on Cumulus Encrypted Storage System’s decentralized storage solution and recent Series A funding.
Storj Releases New Feature to Address Compliance Requirements
Mitch Lewis, Research Analyst at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on Storj’s latest compliance functionality to aid in data security and privacy controls.
The Futurum Group’s Steven Dickens is joined by Francesco Piccoli, Senior Director at AnChain, discusses the company's role in enhancing blockchain security and compliance, particularly focusing on anti-money laundering (AML) practices.
The Futurum Group’s Steven Dickens talks with Parv Aggarwal from the Diaspora Bank Project to discuss their efforts to connect the African diaspora to their homeland through efficient remittances using Ripple's CBDC platform.
The Futurum Group’s Steven Dickens is joined by Kennedy Ng'ang’a to discuss Nairobi-based company Shamba’s innovative use of Ripple's CBDC platform to integrate ecological data into the blockchain, driving parametric insurance solutions.
Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader at The Futurum Group meets with the winners of Ripple's Innovate 2023 competition. ExtoLabs CEO Orang Dialameh highlighted the challenges in digitizing cash, focusing on the high costs for merchants and the friction in both mature and emerging markets.
Blockchain Ensures Data Security and Sharing in the Healthcare System
Clint Wheelock, Chief Research Officer at The Futurum Group, examines the potential that blockchain healthcare technology can be used to develop a patient-centered healthcare system and address issues related to the siloed healthcare system.
Innovations in Loyalty Programs Can Yield Significant Improvements in Revenue Growth, Customer Retention, and Profitability
Clint Wheelock, Chief Research Officer at The Futurum Group, examines how companies are looking at implementing NFT loyalty programs to improve customer engagement and retention to replace or supplement traditional loyalty programs.
The Futurum Group’s Steven Dickens offers his take on Ripple’s acquisition of Metaco which he believes positions Ripple as one of the largest providers of crypto custody solutions globally and signifies its commitment to expanding the industry. The acquisition signifies a significant milestone for the crypto industry, as Ripple strives to enhance accessibility, security, and adoption of digital assets.
The Futurum Group's Steven Dickens writes about the latest developments from Coinbase and their ongoing challenges with regulators. Coinbase has received a Wells notice from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A Wells notice is an indication that the regulator is thinking of taking action against an individual or firm. In response, Coinbase said it welcomed the legal process and that it believes regulations are necessary to protect consumers. The exchange's confidence in the legality of its assets and services is a position that has not been shared by all. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler recently outlined the agency's priorities in regulating the cryptocurrency industry, including exchanges, stablecoins and decentralized finance platforms.