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IBM Partners with Natixis and Trafigura, Introduce First Blockchain Solution for U.S. Crude Oil Market

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

IBM Partners with Natixis and Trafigura, Introduce First Blockchain Solution for U.S. Crude Oil Market

IBM announced a partnership with Natixis and Trafigura to introduce the first blockchain development for commodity trade finance for US crude oil transactions. The March 28 announcement marks the beginning of the institutional use of the blockchain technology. The trading industry is today mostly driven by manual, non-digital processes, so this initiative comes as part of a plan to start…

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Bank of England FinTech Accelerator to Work with AI and Ripple

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Tech

Bank of England FinTech Accelerator to Work with AI and Ripple

The Bank of England (BoE) recently posted a press release announcing that its FinTech Accelerator launched a new community which brings together FinTech-related organizations. On March 17 the BoE posted on its official website a press release where it states its Fintech Accelerator was launching a new community to share developments and engage with different fintech firms across the financial…

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DTCC Successfully Completes Repos Use Case Leveraging the Blockchain

Category: Finance, News, Tech

DTCC Successfully Completes Repos Use Case Leveraging the Blockchain

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the largest clearer of financial securities in the US, announced that it has completed a test of a blockchain-based system to better manage the process for repurchase agreements for U.S. government securities and will decide by June whether it will begin development of the new system. Repurchase agreements, also known as repos, are…

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Can Bitcoin Be Both a Payment Settlement Network & Store of Value?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Can Bitcoin Be Both a Payment Settlement Network & Store of Value?

A debate on Satoshi Nakamoto’s original vision on the Bitcoin network has surfaced on various online bitcoin communities and social media platforms. Some experts argued that bitcoin was designed to operate as a settlement network while others firmly believe that bitcoin is meant to be a store of value. Bitcoin enables anyone, anywhere at any time to send any amount…

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Blockchain-Based FX Settlement System to Prevent Currency Market Manipulation?

Category: Finance, News, Tech

Blockchain-Based FX Settlement System to Prevent Currency Market Manipulation?

In 2014 and 2015, financial regulators in Asia, the U.S., and Europe handed out fines to several global investment banks, totalling over $10 billion, for colluding to rig the daily currency market fixing. While the currency market is open 24 hours a day, five days a week, there is a daily price fix at 4PM London time for market participants…

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APXS Welcomes Australia’s Clearing And Settlement Regulation

Category: Business, News, Regulation

APXS Welcomes Australia’s Clearing And Settlement Regulation

The Sydney Stock Exchange had publicly announced their interest in blockchain technology not too long ago. Using distributed ledgers for the financial sector is an intriguing idea, even though regulatory measures may throw spokes in the wheels. Nevertheless, the new regulation of Australian cash equities clearing and settlement services may push blockchain adoption to a new level.   New Cash…

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Sydney Stock Exchange Successfully Prototypes Blockchain Equity Securities Platform

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Sydney Stock Exchange Successfully Prototypes Blockchain Equity Securities Platform

Stock exchanges can benefit from embracing blockchain technology in the coming years. Added transparency and quicker completion of services will benefit all parties involved in a transaction. Sydney Stock Exchange, together with Bit Trade labs, has been working on a blockchain-based settlement solution. The prototype has been tested successfully, which allows real-time allocation and issuance of equity securities.   APXS…

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Digital Asset Holdings Brings Blockchain To Swiss Finance

Category: Finance, News

Digital Asset Holdings Brings Blockchain To Swiss Finance

A newly announced collaboration between Digital Asset Holdings and SIX Securities Services will focus on distributed ledger technology in the Swiss financial sector. A proof of concept will be developed, and the initial prototype focuses on securities lifecycle processing.   SIX Securities Services and Digital Asset Holdings Team Up The Swiss financial market is one of the most well-respected in…

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IEX to Create Gold Exchange Using Blockchain

Category: Finance, News

IEX to Create Gold Exchange Using Blockchain

IEX Trading Group, a US-based stock exchange, is trying to implement the blockchain technology into its upcoming gold exchange for greater transparency and efficiency in clearing and settling trade orders. Matt Harris, managing director of Bain Capital Ventures which invested in IEX in early 2014, stated that company’s internal project TradeWind Markets will utilize the blockchain technology as the core…

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Major Banks to Mint Their Own Virtual Currency

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Major Banks to Mint Their Own Virtual Currency

It was only a matter of time until the financial sector started creating their own virtual currency. Four of the world’s largest banks are creating their own utility settlement coin, which will run on distributed ledger technology. This project is backed by UBS, BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, and Santander. A commercial launch of this new virtual currency is tentatively scheduled…

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