Portrait of a Financial Analyst Working on Computer with Multi-Monitor Workstation with Real-Time Stocks, Commodities and Exchange Market Charts. Businesswoman at Work in Investment Broker Agency.

Decentralized Futures: Implications for Financial Institutions

While blockchain adoption was slow in its early years, during the past 12 months or more the financial industry has embraced blockchain much more fully for a broad variety of use cases, including most notably Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), digital assets and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and the beginnings of Web 3.0.

Read our 2022 point of view paper on Decentralized Futures to discover the latest developments and their implications for financial institutions – decentralized finance (DeFi), central bank digital currency (CBDC), cryptocurrencies, digital assets and tokens, non-fungible tokens (NFT) and the Metaverse, and web 3.0.

At Capgemini, we use a “Future Thinking” approach to constantly monitor, anticipate and assess the evolving technology landscape to help our clients achieve competitive advantage and differentiation. Through a global, dedicated network of capabilities, we constantly track technology domains. “Decentralized Futures,” which encompasses blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies, is one of the domains.

This paper provides a financial services perspective on “Decentralized Futures” amid rapid developments in this area. Our aim is to equip business and technology leaders with a clear understanding of key concepts evolving in the decentralized world, highlight the implications to incumbents, and provide a framework to navigate different building blocks of blockchain technology.

Meet our experts

Muhammed Ahmed

Portfolio Manager, Financial Services
Ahmed leads strategic initiatives around emerging technologies for the global financial services business at Capgemini. As a strategy consultant, he has rich and diverse experience in CBDCs and Digital Assets working with central banks, commercial banks, and insurers.