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PhD Defense: Blockchain Technology for Data Sharing in the Banking Sector

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Speaker: Robert Norvill
Event date: Thursday, 16 July 2020 09:00 am - 10:30 am

Registration and event link: https://unilu.webex.com/unilu/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebfb07115630e47050070c85ac717a0cf

Members of the defense committee:

  • Chairman: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger VOOS, University of Luxembourg
  • Deputy Chairman: Dr. Jean HILGER, BCEE, Luxembourg
  • Supervisor: A-Prof. Dr. Radu STATE, University of Luxembourg
  • Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Irfan-Ullah AWAN, University of Bradford, UK
  • Member: Prof. Dr. George GHINEA, Brunel University London, UK
  • Member: Prof. Dr. Daniel NEAGU, University of Bradford, UK
  • Expert in Advisory Capacity: Mr. Marc HEMMERLING, ABBL, Luxembourg
  • Expert in Advisory Capacity: Dr. Zsofia KRÄUSSL, University of Luxembourg

Know Your Customer compliance costs have never been higher for banks in Europe. This thesis looks at the application of blockchain technology to reduce Know Your Customer compliance costs. The work within aims to utilise the strengths of blockchain technology in order to reduce the costs of compliance for banks. This is done through collaboration with industry partners, resulting in a system designed to meet banks' needs. The contributions of this work are:  1) A system which enables data sharing between banks, enabling 2) reduction of costs by at least 45%, and 3) reducing or eliminating over reliance on third parties, 4) an exploration of how to price data within the system is made in order to help banks further reduce their costs,  5) reduction of chain size by reducing the size of contract creation transactions in Ethereum by 90% for standard users, lastly, 6) to better understand the functionality and purpose of smart contracts. The system is the first of its kind to remove the requirement of third party storage solutions, and is the first to explore pricing aspects in detail.