The Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Program at ING aims to empower our customers to transition to a distributed economy. We lead research, exploration and development initiatives, both internally and with the broader ecosystem, to provide efficiencies and transform business models.
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Distributed ledger technology and blockchain: what are they?
There is a lot of buzz about distributed ledger technology and blockchain: what is the difference between them? How do they work? What are their benefits? This animation video explains it.
Our influence in the distributed ledger technology ecosystem
We participate in various industry events sharing our point of view on distributed ledger solutions. ING is recognized as one of the leading companies embracing the adoption of this technology.
Sharing our knowledge and expertise
Our research team is in charge of creating assets reflecting on the opportunities and challenges of distributed ledger technology. We contribute and cooperate with the wider subject expert communities.
The future of digital assets: trends, challenges, and opportunities
There is an increasing global interest in digital assets by governments, regulators, and corporate institutions. This interest seems to be driven by both the challenges and opportunities of digital assets.Read article
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