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Fintech funding round-up: 19 October 2017

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Three of the latest stories in one for a fast fintech funding round-up. Features Paykey, Digital Asset, Santander InnoVentures and ePesos.

Blockchain: a world of possibilities

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Amid the hype around distributed ledger technology and blockchain it can seem they are technologies looking for solutions. In the heavily paper-based business of trade finance, such technology looks promising and progress is being made elsewhere.

Sibos 2017: treasurers look to tech to untangle knots

Sibos 2017

Untangling the “knots” at global treasuries, especially with regard to bank maintenance issues around know your customer (KYC) and other compliance activities, was the theme of a corporate treasury session yesterday (18 October) at Sibos.

Sibos 2017: web’s future “in the balance”

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

The cross-border, centralised nature of the world wide web is “absolutely in the balance” right now, warned Sir Tim Berners-Lee, its inventor, yesterday (17 October) at the Sibos conference in Toronto.

LA Ledger group calls for more participants

Blockchain

The Liquidity Alliance group of central securities depositories (CSDs) has called for further participants in their distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based LA Ledger prototype for cross-border mobilisation of security collateral.

Natixis, Société Générale and Broadridge complete blockchain pilot

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Broadridge Financial Solutions, Natixis and Société Générale say they have “successfully completed” a pilot project that leverages blockchain technology for bilateral repurchase, or repo, agreements.

Securities markets: standing at the crossroads

At the crossroads

Financial technology has the potential to radically transform the securities industry. The fast pace of change could lead to disintermediation, according to an Iosco study.

Sibos 2017: Swift’s Sibos vs Ripple’s Swell

It's blockchain story time!

The distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm Ripple has attracted attention on the opening day of this year’s Sibos with its cars outside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) ferrying people back and forth to its own rival Swell event downtown.

NSD makes it possible to maintain financial privacy in blockchain use

Blockchain

It took just half a year for the team of National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, to find a solution for the challenge of maintaining confidentiality when verifying distributed ledger transactions.

Liquidity management: real-time nostro time?

liquidity management

As part of its global payments innovation initiative, Swift and a group of banks have been trialling distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the reconciliation of nostro databases in real-time.

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