- Customer facing products: Individual to individual payments and business to business payments
- Supplier facing products: Bank/payment companies to bank/payment companies and liquidity
Blockchain to the rescue Before we get started this week, we’re sharing some good news for the data-lovers in the sector. We have just made available some open access sections on our intelligence portal. We will provide more on this next week, but if you want to be the first to see new data, get going here. P.S. Several links in the letter will now take you to these portal pages, too. To this week’s letter… Since Bitcoin’s introduction to the market in 2009, the debate as to how blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrency (“blockchain”) can change the payments world has been raging on. This week, we’re taking a detailed look at the blockchain players focused on changing the international payments industry. In our chart, you can see that blockchain technology goes far beyond peer-to-peer payments, with products being developed for two core purposes.