Sign on the digital line

Blockchain technology could underpin a long overdue transition to smart contracts, finds John Kingston, but… there are a lot of buts

Before blockchain changes the world—as its most ebullient backers have forecast—it is going to need to score smaller victories. For the commodities industry, smart contracts will likely be one of the first places where the technology can provide changes that all agree are needed and which would advance current systems stuck in a time warp.

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