Blockchain – the light at the end of the tunnel




Blockchain has been all the rage for the past year, but we’re beginning to come out of the hype cycle. According to Jeffrey Billingham, Vice President, Business Development, IHS Markit, while there certainly is some blockchain fatigue among capital markets firms, as long as the industry continues to focus on the operational cost benefits of the technology, particularly in the back office, we should see the light at the end of the tunnel toward the end of this year. Speaking with TABB Group’s Terry Roche, head of fintech research, Billingham discusses smart contracts, the potential for blockchain architecture to transform firms’ internal networks, and the opportunity for technology providers to offer value-added services on top of blockchain networks.

See the complete interview on TABB Forum.

Jeffrey Billingham, Vice President, Business Development, IHS Markit
Posted 13 December 2016

About The Author

Vice President, Business Development

Jeffrey Billingham is a Vice President in IHS Markit’s Processing division, the leading provider of post trade management platforms for OTC derivatives and syndicated loans. He leads Markit’s Chain Gang and is responsible for blockchain product development, fintech partnerships and industry collaboration involving blockchain, smart contracts and distributed ledger technology.

He joined Markit in 2013 after three years at UBS where he focused on managing operational risk in derivatives trading.

Jeffrey holds a BS from Fairfield University.