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R3’s Corda DLT platform tested for euro commercial paper issuance

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Blockchain consortium R3 (which now describes itself as an “enterprise software firm”) and four of its member banks have created a prototype solution for issuance of euro commercial paper (ECP) on R3’s Corda distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform.

Calastone completes first phase of blockchain project

SAP launches Blockchain-as-a-Service

Global funds transaction network Calastone says it has “successfully” completed the first phase of its blockchain distributed market infrastructure proof-of-concept (PoC).

Blockchain is here to stay, but what regulatory and legal hurdles does it now face?

John McGonagle, DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s John D. McGonagle speculates on what the rise of blockchain technology might mean for the future of banking, the feedback which the UK regulator FCA may receive from interested stakeholders, and some of the regulatory and legal hurdles which blockchain technology may need to negotiate in the near future.

Top fintech stories this week – 26 May 2017

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!

BBVA and Ripple complete blockchain cross-border money transfer pilot

BBVA and Ripple in blockchain cross-border payments trial

BBVA has announced the completion of “the first real-life implementation of an international money transfer using Ripple’s new distributed ledger technology (DLT)”. The transaction, which ran on BBVA infrastructures with real money, resulted in money moved between Spain and Mexio “in a matter of seconds”.

SEC deals another blow to Bitcoin trading; ECB says “no” to blockchain

Regulators not keen on blockchain and Bitcoin

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) again has denied the listing and trading of Bitcoin, the decentralised digital currency. Meanwhile, the European Central Bank (ECB) has determined that whilst distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain, has its advantages, it is not an option for the Eurosystem’s financial framework.

US fintech regulation: a divided picture at the federal level

Fintechs to get bank charters

Addressing the views of the Department of Treasury, the CFPB, and the SEC on the regulation of the fintech industry in the US.

R3, HQLAX and five banks build collateral lending solution on blockchain

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Distributed ledger technology (DLT) consortium R3, together with five of its members and financial resource management specialist HQLAX have built a collateral lending solution for liquidity transfers. The solution is based on R3’s flagship platform, Corda, and is “an operating model for a digital collateral receipt (DCR) lending marketplace”.

Fintech in the US: the state of the union is questionable

Two US credit unions outsource core processing to Symitar

An overview of the current fintech regulation in the US by the prudential regulators: the OCC, the FDIC, and the Federal Reserve.

Illinois regulator joins global distributed ledger consortium R3

Interested in blockchain

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has become the first US regulatory agency to join the R3 Consortium, a global partnership of banks and other parties working to develop distributed ledger-based applications for financial services.

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