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Seven European banks join forces for blockchain platform for SMEs

Major banks team up for blockchain platform for SME commerce

Seven European banks – Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Natixis, KBC, Rabobank, Société Générale and UniCredit – have agreed in principle to develop a blockchain-based shared platform for domestic and international commerce for SMEs.

Alpari Bank and Attic Lab embark on blockchain-based e-money project

Blockchain comes to Ukraine

A Ukrainian fintech start-up, Attic Lab, has signed a deal with a local bank, Alpari Bank, to implement blockchain-based banking system SmartMoney.

BNP Paribas trials blockchain payments for two corporate clients

BNP Paribas bets on blockchain

BNP Paribas has processed “several live payments” using blockchain technology for two of its corporate clients, Amcor and Panini Group.

Japan Exchange Group unveils blockchain consortium

Japan Exchange Group JPX logo

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), Osaka Exchange OSE) and Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC) will form a blockchain consortium of Japanese financial institutions. All three are part of Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and will continue to conduct proof-of-concept (PoC) testing based on past findings and discuss the possibility of applying blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) […]

Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse unveil blockchain prototype


Germany’s central bank Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse have unveiled a functional prototype for the blockchain technology-based settlement of securities. It is, however, “purely a conceptual study” and “is far from being market-ready”.

Calypso deploys collateral management system at AIMco; partners with R3 for blockchain post trade system

Calypso joins the blockchain rush

Treasury and capital markets (TCM) vendor Calypso has implemented its collateral management system at Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMco). It has also joined forces with the R3 blockchain consortium to build TCM applications on R3’s Corda distributed ledger technology platform.

More banks to opt out of R3 blockchain consortium

Should I stay or should I go

US Bancorp, Macquarie and JP Morgan are understood to be in the “leave” camp as they have opted out of the upcoming fundraising effort of the R3 blockchain consortium.

Morgan Stanley and National Australia Bank to leave R3?

Going separate ways

Morgan Stanley and National Australia Bank (NAB) are understood not to be renewing their membership with the R3 blockchain consortium.

R3 blockchain consortium loses another member, Santander

Say hello, wave good-bye

Santander has decided to leave the R3 blockchain consortium, which it joined last December. Meanwhile, R3 has slashed its fundraising target to $150 million from the original $200 million.

Infographics: the inevitable blockchain

The inevitable blockchain

It’s blockchain infographics time!