Citigroup Chief Executive Mike Corbat sat down with the FT in a wide ranging interview that discussed a variety of pressing topics including what the bank thinks about blockchain technology; he explained how the early expectations were unreasonable and that the bank sees potential in the technology over the long term; this aligns with many other big banks who are beginning to test the technology but are not yet running to overhaul their current systems; the biggest beneficiary of the technology is in supply chain finance, which is still done with notebooks, pens and paper according to Corbat; the hype is certainly gone but the market still sees an opportunity and that is evident by the continues investment into potential solutions by financial services companies. Source.
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