Category: Blog

  • Interwork Alliance in 2021

    I can’t say I thought it was a great idea to start a new open standards organization during a pandemic, or that I knew how much effort it would take to convince a diverse set of organizations to join our efforts to undertake something very new.  But then again we…

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  • The InterWork Alliance and application of the World Economic Forum Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI) technical report

    The white paper Global Standards Mapping Initiative: An overview of blockchain technical standards, published by the World Economic Forum in October 2020, delivers a much-needed analysis and guide for sifting through technical standards. It is one component of a broader effort1 to catalogue data from “30 technical standard-setting…

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  • Leadership Changes at the InterWork Alliance

    As the InterWork Alliance has grown to more than 50 members with more joining every month, the IWA is fast becoming the essential industry organization for bringing inclusivity to the global market for services built on tokenized value. The IWA’s unique focus on providing a common-ground venue for collaborating on…

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  • Real-World Tokens: A Seven-Step Journey into the TTF

    Why Tokenize? The potential to effectively tokenize real-world assets on a digital platform and to efficiently transact at a global scale is creating entirely new asset classes and new markets for hitherto illiquid assets.  Tokens can represent a wide-ranging set of assets and agreements across multiple parties, and their usage…

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  • The Role of the IWA in the Standardization Landscape

    The InterWork Alliance is a non-profit industry organization formed to democratize the digital interchange of value and improve interworking amongst disparate business infrastructures. There are so many challenges to be resolved in this space – transaction speed, efficiency, identity, data protection, regulatory trust, to name a few – and we believe that the best approach is based upon the standardized representation…

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  • Standardizing Sustainability – How the IWA Will Make This Happen

    In an earlier pair of blog posts, I described how the InterWork Alliance came to be and how we are focused on simplifying the digital interchange of tokenized value for virtually any use case (Part 1 and Part 2). In Part 2 I mentioned that sustainability use…

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  • The InterWork Alliance – making tokens easy for business (Part 2)

    In my last blog post I described the work we are doing in the InterWork Alliance to improve interworking in the token-powered space by helping organizations come to agreement on how value is represented as tokens, and how contracts are written over those tokens. Let’s now take a look…

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  • Towards the Tokenization of Everything

    It’s all about tokenization “We think the key technological revolution in money and wealth is something called ‘tokenization’.― Beyond Money, Innovation White Paper, UBS group Tokenization has the potential to unlock tremendous value for the global economy. From increased operational efficiency to access to previously illiquid markets, enterprises are…

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  • The InterWork Alliance – making tokens easy for business (Part 1)

    Exactly how does one go about changing the world? “Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded.”― Stephen Hawking I’ve been driving Microsoft’s blockchain strategy for the cloud even before blockchain became ‘a thing’, and it’s become very clear…

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