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Application of Blockchain in Islamic Finance Landscape

  • Nafis Alam
  • Lokesh Gupta
  • Abdolhossein Zameni
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Abstract

Blockchain and cryptocurrency are making inroads in the financial sector including Islamic finance. Islamic financial institutions are jumping into the bandwagon although in the early stage of catching up digitalization wave to offer efficiency, convenient and better experience to the customers. Financial institutions working on blockchain enable them to reduce the transactions cost, but also create new products and services that can generate new revenue streams. In Islamic finance, blockchain can be applied for smart contracts, payment and remittance as well as streamlining the business processes. This chapter explores the application of blockchain in different financial services offerings of Islamic finance such as payment and remittance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nafis Alam
    • 1
  • Lokesh Gupta
    • 2
  • Abdolhossein Zameni
    • 1
  1. 1.Henley Business SchoolUniversity of Reading MalaysiaIskandar PuteriMalaysia
  2. 2.RM ApplicationsKuala LumpurMalaysia

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