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Monday 9 November 2015

Mutual Distributed Ledgers (MDLs) have the potential to transform the way people and organisations handle identity, transaction, and debt information.  The ability to have a globally available, verifiable, and untamperable source of data provides anyone wishing to provide trusted third party services, i.e. most financial services firms, the ability to do so cheaply and robustly.

Blockchain technology is a form of MDL.  The technical success and excitement surrounding Bitcoin’s distributed ledger, ‘the blockchain’, has convinced doubters that distributed ledgers can work securely in harsh environments and, while a bit complicated, can work commercially.  People are now exploring in earnest applications for traditional financial markets – transforming custody products, helping in wholesale insurance deal rooms, providing consolidated tapes or price reporting, reducing systemically important financial institution (SIFI) “too big to fail” risk, reducing pricing monopolies, providing greater data persistence, improving transparency, collateral management, etc.

Z/Yen's crash course on MDLs and BlockChains provides you with:

  • A basic appreciation of the technologies that underpin MDLs
  • Understanding of the different types of MDLs and how they can be used
  • Sight and use of live MDLs with business data
  • Discussion of how the technology could be used for your business or industry

This course is for senior professionals from business, financial services, law, regulators and any other sector who want to "Get a big picture grip on the details".  

You will leave with a realistic understanding of the ways you can use MDLs or BlockChains in your business.

Z/Yen has already built applications for insurance, Know Your Customer/AML and Corporate Credit.  Unlike many others they have real life business experience of using MDLS, and the knowledge that can help your organisation make the right choices. 


Further Reading

IntereXchainZ is the home of Z/Yen's ongoing research and development of Mutual Distributed Ledgers

Course materials are available here (Please note you must register or log in to the Z/Yen Community to access the materials).



12.00 to 16.00


Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen
Mary O'Callaghan, Z/Yen


Z/Yen Group, 90 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5AY


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