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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).

Scotiabank completes blockchain trial with Alphapoint

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Alphapoint, a San Francisco-based financial services infrastructure firm, has completed a blockchain proof-of-technology trial for Scotiabank, leveraging its Alphapoint Distributed Ledger Platform.

DTCC steps up DLT trial for repo transactions

DTCC goes DLT

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) announced that the proof-of-concept to improve the netting process for repo transactions using distributed ledger technology (DLT) has been successfully completed.

Bank for International Settlements issues analytical framework on DLT

Bank for International Settlements HQ, Basel. Image source: Taxiarchos228, Wikimedia Commons

The committee on payments and market infrastructures at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an international financial institution owned by central banks, has issued an analytical framework on distributed ledger technology (DLT) in payment, clearing and settlement.

How to make a success out of blockchain

Philippe Ruault, BNP Paribas Securities Services

There is pressure for CEOs to decide how distributed ledger technology (DLT) fits into their business strategy. Regulators also recognise that blockchain could advance their own processes. So what is all the excitement about? Blockchain is an exciting innovation but the technology has flaws…

IBM unveils Dubai blockchain deal

IBM working with Standard Life and ING Direct Australia

IBM has launched a blockchain initiative for trade finance with telecom operator du, Dubai Customs, Dubai Trade, Emirates NBD and Banco Santander. The plan is to explore the use of logistics solutions for the import and re-export process of goods in and out of Dubai. Using Hyperledger Fabric and IBM Cloud, their blockchain solution transmits […]

Insurtech in 2017: making insurance great again

Make insurance great again!

There are many reasons to be excited about insurtech in 2017!

Finra highlights possibilities of blockchain tech for the securities industry

Finra examines blockchain

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra), a non-governmental organisation that regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets in the US, has published an extensive report, evaluating the implications of blockchain for the securities industry.

Blockchain can help investment banks save $8bn per year, Accenture says

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Accenture and operations benchmarking consultancy firm McLagan evaluate the applications of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in investment banking operations in the “Banking on Blockchain” report.

RBI investigates blockchain for financial applications in India

RBI examines blockchain opportunities for India

The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has recently issued a whitepaper, “Applications of Blockchain Technology to Banking and Financial Sector in India”. We summarise the report and highlight the key findings.

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