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Russia’s CSD develops blockchain platform with Waves

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National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository (CSD), and Waves, a decentralised platform for launching crowdfunding campaigns and issuing digital assets, have embarked on a blockchain project.

Vietnam welcomes first derivatives market and clearing house, GMEX provides tech

First derivatives market and clearing house launched in Vietnam

Vietnam’s first derivatives market and clearing house has gone live on the GMEX Technologies platform. The project is a collaboration between Hanoi Stock Exchange and Vietnam Securities Depository, and has been carried out together with local system integrator FPT Information System.

IBM blockchain powers Borsa Italiana’s digital securities scheme

Italy

Italy’s only stock exchange Borsa Italiana, part of London Stock Exchange Group, and IBM are building a blockchain solution to digitise the issuance of securities for unlisted small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. The aim is to simplify the tracking and management of shareholding information, and create a distributed shared registry containing a record […]

BNP Paribas and SmartAngels develop share register tool on blockchain

BNP Paribas Securities Services

BNP Paribas Securities Services and SmartAngels have developed a share register management tool using blockchain. The platform enables unlisted companies to digitalise their financial securities and to manage their shareholder register using a decentralised, distributed ledger. It was developed as part of their partnership formed last year. During testing, BNP Paribas Securities Services and SmartAngels […]

Vontobel pioneers SIX Securities Services’ Advanced Settlement solution

Vontobel

Swiss wealth manager Vontobel has become the first taker of SIX Securities Services’ Advanced Settlement offering.

Deutsche Bank feels the fourth on GBST Syn system in Australia

To Apple Pay or not to Apple Pay, that is the question

Securities processing software vendor GBST has migrated the back and middle-office operations of Deutsche Bank from the legacy GBST Shares platform to GBST Syn for processing the bank’s equity market trades in Australia. This is GBST’s fourth live Syn installation in the country. Other users are Macquarie Bank, Citi Australia and brokerage and investment firm […]

IBM heats up Chile’s financial sector with blockchain

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IBM and Chile’s Santiago Exchange, the largest in the country, have teamed up to introduce blockchain across the country’s financial sector. The agreement makes the Santiago Exchange the “first stock market in Latin America” to apply IBM blockchain within its short selling system for securities lending. Built by IBM and Santiago Exchange, the solution is […]

SIX Securities Services unveils blockchain based bond issuing solution

In today's blockchain news: Digital Asset Holdings and SIX Securities Services

SIX Securities Services, Switzerland’s post-trade market infrastructure says it has developed – “and intends to deploy” – a new bond issuing solution based on the distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Five CSDs go live on Target2-Securities

EU

Five European central securities depositories (CSDs) have migrated their respective communities to live operations on the Target2-Securities (T2S) platform using Swift’s value added network (VAN) solution. OeKB CSD (Austria), Clearstream Banking (Germany), LuxCSD (Luxembourg), Centrálny depozitár cenných papierov SR (CDCP) (Slovakia) and KDD – Centralna klirinško depotna družba (Slovenia) all migrated over. These five quickly […]

Clearstream migrates to Target2-Securities; nearly doubles T2S settlement volume

European Commission

Clearstream Banking Frankfurt and LuxCSD have migrated to the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Target2-Securities (T2S) platform. “The first business day is already in process and runs smoothly,” Clearstream states.

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