Innovate Finance to Open Blockchain Tech Research Lab / Yessi Bello Perez (@yessi_kbello) / September 11, 2015 at 16:02 BST

London-based Innovate Finance is opening a blockchain lab in an attempt to explore the distributed ledger’s potential and drive its adoption by financial services companies.

The independent membership association, which seeks to drive the UK’s position in the global FinTech sector, will open the centre in partnership withHartree Centre – a high performance computing and research facility founded by the UK government in collaboration with IBM.

Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO at Innovate Finance, said in a statement: