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Illinois regulator joins global distributed ledger consortium R3

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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.

Monetary Authority of Singapore and R3 power blockchain payments project

Singapore-listed stocks can now be traded in London

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is partnering with R3, and a consortium of financial institutions on a proof-of-concept project to conduct inter-bank payments using blockchain. This project, which is seen as a rival to Swift’s network, will potentially create a payment system for participants to transact in different global markets round-the-clock. Sopnendu Mohanty, chief […]

R3 turns its back on blockchain?

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Is the R3 consortium going to wave goodbye to $53 million in research and abandon blockchain? In a presentation on its Corda platform, R3 says it doesn’t need “block chain”. (No space is usually used, but I don’t want to be too much of a grammar Nazi.) Credit for this spot must go to Twitter […]

Top fintech stories this week – 13 January 2017

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

DTCC selects IBM, Axoni and R3 to develop blockchain for derivatives

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The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has chosen IBM, in partnership with Axoni and R3, to provide a blockchain/distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework to drive improvements in derivatives post-trade lifecycle events. The firms will work on DTCC’s Trade Information Warehouse (TIW), building a derivatives distributed ledger solution for post-trade processing. The TIW service currently […]

Top stories this week – 2 December 2016

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

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.

Top fintech stories this week – 25 November 2016

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

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.

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