As banks look to update legacy technology or partner with fintechs they have turned to consultants for advice; consulting firms like BCG, Accenture and the big four accounting firms, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and EY have all been called upon to help structure deals or provide banks with advice on regulatory updates; financial institutions are relying on these consultants to help banks implement the technology changes and to adapt quicker as they can help bring knowledge from data scientists or app designers. Source.
Deloitte tracked 86,034 blockchain projects since 2009 that are hosted on GitHub; according to their data over 26,000 blockchain projects were started in 2016 and financial services firms are leading the way in blockchain; 92% of blockchain projects have failed or were started as an experiment; The Finanser shares other findings from the Deloitte report. Source
Deloitte has identified the need for developing auditing standards for blockchain as the technology becomes increasingly tested and utilized across all industries; the firm has checked blockchain protocols and applications against professional auditing standards in a project that audited an internally developed loyalty points blockchain application on a permissioned Ethereum network; the firm is currently seeking to be a market leader in defining how an auditor can provide audited assurance of blockchain applications. Source
Deloitte is the newest name to come under cyber attack where hackers accessed data on an email platform; the accounting firm said the cyber breach had affected “only very few clients” and that “no disruption had occurred to client businesses"; they notified government authorities of the hack when it occurred and have put a team together to figure out what happened. Source.
Deloitte surveyed 308 senior executives at companies with revenue of $500 million or more to gain a better understanding of the corporate market's blockchain technology positioning; survey finds widespread interest across all industries; 61% of surveyed respondents had broad to expert knowledge of blockchain and the majority of these respondents said blockchain adoption would be important for their business; while attention for blockchain innovation has mainly been focused on the financial services industry, Deloitte's survey finds significant innovation and progression across multiple industries; most notably, the consumer products and manufacturing industries have reported the greatest number of patent filings, with 38% of respondents reporting blockchain patents filed by their company. Source
Deloitte has released its second marketplace lending report; discusses the convergence of digitization across all types of banking services; covers all aspects of lending including varying loan funding sources, securitization and regulations; also reports on credit markets and how different lending categories will scale at varying rates. Source