This technology-focused strategy session will explore the thinking of major banks and financial institutions about blockchain, which mainstream financial institutions increasingly view as a viable tool. October 2016 saw the first cross-border interaction between banks using blockchain, and 15% of top global banks say they intend to roll out full-scale, commercial blockchain products in 2017. But with the value of bitcoin now reaching $91bn, is blockchain overhyped? And as financial institutions split into different consortiums and camps (including R3 and Axoni), are there teething problems? This session will ask major financial institutions involved in blockchain about their view of this technology and how they are using it.