Financial Derivatives with Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Research Overview

Author: Massimo Morini
Release Date: March 17, 2020

Abstract:

This research underscores the importance of financial derivative contracts as use cases for blockchain technology in general and for smart contracts in particular. Blockchain and decentralized apps can increase transparency, automate the movement of collateral, reduce the need for reconciliation, and automate the management of covenants against counterparty default.

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Cryptoeconomics

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