This week’s episode points out that Analytical processes start with balances. We don’t open a bank statement and look at transactions, and ATM’s don’t have menu options that show us the last 300 transactions: we start with a balance. Blockchain does not really solve posting problems, which are at the heart of analytical needs for the coming social banking/commerce platforms. Posting turns transactions into balances, and eliminates the need to continually aggregate transactions. But each question can require a different balance to answer it. Blockchain will not transform the financial system world if it does not have a way of providing many types of balances. Episode 83 of Conversations with Kip, the best financial system vlog there is. Watch it here.