Maura HollandSenior Program Manager, Financial Services, Perficient

Maura Holland joined Perficient in 2013 via the acquisition of ForwardThink Group. Her areas of focus include program management, change management, business process redesign, and strategic operations. Maura has more than 25 years of experience in wealth management, investment banking and consumer banking, serving in corporate and consulting roles. She has successfully delivered projects for diverse clients, such as Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).

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How Blockchain Can Disrupt Financial Services

This table below highlights how blockchain can disrupt various aspects of the financial services industry. If you are interested in learning more about blockchain, download our new guide titled “Getting Ahead with Blockchain in Financial Services.”

Understanding Public and Private Blockchains

Leveraging blockchain technology requires access to a blockchain platform. Public or permissionless blockchain platforms, however, have limitations for financial enterprise transactions, creating privacy concerns by enabling everybody on the blockchain to have visibility of all transactions. Additionally, the sheer vastness of potential transactions requires a substantial amount of computational power, which can slow transaction processing […]

The Blockchain Process

Current transaction processing requires trusted intermediaries to store assets, verify the legitimacy and solvency of each party in a transaction, validate each asset being transacted, complete the transfer of ownership of the asset, and record the transaction in a centralized ledger. Once a transaction is initiated, the initiating party has no visibility of each stage […]

Challenges For Blockchain

Blockchain is not a new technology; it has been available since the introduction of bitcoin in 2008. However, alternative applications in financial services have not yet achieved a critical mass of acceptance. There are some reasons for this, including the following. Regulatory Approval There is currently no legal framework that regulates the application of blockchain technology […]

How To Get Started In Blockchain

In the mid-1980’s, a nascent technology was leveraged to invent the World Wide Web. Few could have foreseen the ubiquity of the internet in 2017. Likewise, blockchain is a relatively new technology, and its full potential may not be realized for some years. In the interim, and as further research continues, a number of applications […]

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What Is Blockchain? 7 Things to Know About the Technology

In simplest terms, blockchain is a technology that enables value to be transferred using only software; that is, without the need for trusted intermediaries. It is a record-keeping system where transactions are executed, validated, and recorded publicly. Let’s break down blockchain: 1. Blockchain is the technology behind bitcoin, the electronic currency. It is not the […]

[Guide] Getting Ahead With Blockchain In Financial Services

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you keep hearing that blockchain is the next transformative technology. And while you want to make sure you’re fully informed and in a position to exploit any opportunities this technology could bring to you and your organization, you still don’t fully understand what blockchain means. Moreover, based on […]