Explaining financial technology sometimes works best when it comes from practitioners with a vested interest in, as well as a passion for, the topic. Glossary reports on industry players' own versions of these technologies, because they can be both more colorful and a little easier to understand than a dry, technical description. Readers should be aware, therefore, that these accounts will be self-serving. DigFin welcomes suggestions to add to or amend Glossary articles. Please contact us at

DevOps: explained by CyberArk’s Jeffrey Kok

DevOps refers to the way agile workflows have been extended throughout an organization It is a management technique, using technology to align diverse...

Ethereum explained: by Vitalik Buterin

Ethereum is a blockchain technology that is designed to be universal, supporting all manner of applications and functions, says its creator, Vitalik Buterin Its use cases are proliferating: startup t

Quantum computing: applications and challenges as explained by MIT

Of all the technologies that have applications and implications for financial services, quantum computing is the strangest and the most distant – but also the most profound. Commonwealth Bank of

Blockchain forks: as explained by Leonhard Weese, Bitcoin Association of H.K.

Blockchain and other decentralized, consenus-driven ledgers can have their rules changed by anyone on the network, but when there are dramatic differences, the...

Hyperledger: as explained by Brian Behlendorf of the Linux Foundation

Many commercial uses for blockchain technology will originate from the open-sourced community of Hyperledger, whose governance framework oversees blockchain developments by the likes of IBM, Intel and

Ethereum: as explained by Joseph Lubin of ConsenSys

Ethereum is meant to be a more useful, secure and adaptable crypto-currency/blockchain platform than Bitcoin – despite hacks and schisms

Corporate venture: as explained by Digital Venture’s Paul Ark

Corporate venture has become a major force behind fintech startups, with banks and other financial institutions increasingly relying on investing versus in-house R&D – but for startups, this comes w

Blockchain: as explained by Fenbushi’s Remington Ong

Blockchain is a database that is shared, encrypted, distributed and based on consensus about what is true. This creates trust, so it can transfer data such as money, securities, records and files.

Bitcoin: as explained by BTCC’s Bobby Lee

Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies enable the transmission of actual value, conducted instantly and at virtually no cost. It is a store of value because people believe in it, because of its mining (c

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