Tagged: blockchain

JPX to Adopt Blockchain in Trading, TSE Tests Ready by Spring

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Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has cleared the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) to use blockchain in trading, according to Nikkei Asian Review.  Such fintech tools might make trading more efficient.  JPX operates the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), the largest stock exchange in Asia and fourth largest… Read More

Postal Savings Bank of China Partners With IBM For Blockchain-Based Asset Custody System

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Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with IBM to launch its blockchain-based asset custody system. As part of its work, the bank has also successfully executed more than 100 real business transactions on the blockchain since the system… Read More

Bitfury Group Update from Davos: New Global Blockchain Business Council Planned

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The Bitfury Group, a global Blockchain tech company, announced that in collaboration with the international law firm Covington, it plans to launch the “first ever” Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) around the World Economic Forum 2017 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland this January. “The GBBC will… Read More

NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman: We are a Global Fintech Company (Video)

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NASDAQ CEO Adena Friedman visited the new CNBC digs today to welcome the morning show pundits to NASDAQ and chat up her company’s vision. Friedman, previously President & COO of NASDAQ, became the CEO on January 1st. Friedman stated, “we are both an exchange operator… Read More

London Financial Services Summit: “Institutions Must Adapt or Risk Obsolescence”

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Tapestry Networks and Ernst & Young (EY) published a report this month focused on global revolutionary changes that will affect the financial services sector.  The full version of the report is below. The report is a result of the October 5-6, 2016 Financial Services Leadership Summit in… Read More

Hyperledger Blockchain Project Rings in the New Year By Welcoming Eight New Members

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Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced on Wednesday it added eight new members to its organization as a way to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. The Hyperledger project, which… Read More

Blockchain: New MIT Research Looks Beyond the Hype

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With a market capitalization of approximately $12 billion and with the price of Bitcoin reaching towards its 2016 high, Bitcoin is both the most established and the most secure cryptocurrency. Its ascendancy has triggered both a great deal of enthusiasm and a fair share of… Read More

Blockchain Tech Company Axoni Raises $18 Million in Series A

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Axoni, a Fintech company that provides distributed ledger technology, has closed an $18 million Series A funding round. Wells Fargo, Euclid Opportunities and ICAP led the funding. Axoni’s total funding to date tops $20 million. The financing round also included participation from Goldman Sachs, J.P…. Read More

Microsoft Announces Support for Asian Consortium Blockchain Network on Azure

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Earlier this month, tech giant Microsoft announced it formed a partnership with AMIS and the Industry Technology Research Institute of Taiwan to create Asia’s consortium blockchain network on Azure. The company also revealed it is collaborating with banks such as Fubon Financial, Cathay Financial Holdings, MegaBank, KGI, Taishin,… Read More

Irish Blockchain FXCH Chooses Seedrs for Crowdfunding Campaign

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Irish fintech startup FXCH Ltd., the Spot-FX Clearing House, which in July settled the first FX trade on the Blockchain, seeks €1,000,000 financing on Seedrs for 4.76% equity offered. Because FXCH has a permanent base in London, the €20M valued platform may benefit from the UK’s S/EIS tax credit… Read More

The Federal Reserve Publishes Report on Blockchain: “Could Reduce or Even Eliminate Operational & Financial Inefficiencies”

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The Federal Reserve released a report on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) or Blockchain last week. The document reviews the potential and challenges for the new technology to disrupt and benefit financial services.  The Federal Reserve is correctly reviewing DLT – just as other central banks… Read More

Christian Catalini & Joshua Gans: Bitcoin & Blockchain will Challenge Existing Models & Incumbent Businesses

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Christian Catalini of MIT is out with a new paper – this time on the future of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology.  Catalini may be best known for his work on crowdfunding but with this publication, Catalini has partnered with Joshua Gans of the University of… Read More

PwC Dives into Blockchain, Offering More Transparency with Vulcan

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PwC launched earlier this month a new Fintech tool called the Vulcan Digital Asset Services, which digitizes everyday banking, commerce, and personal currency and asset related services.  Currently, specific services available include digital asset wallets, international payment processing, and investment and trading services.  In the near… Read More

No Thanks: Goldman Sachs Drops Out of R3 CEV Blockchain Group

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Goldman Sachs is no longer part of the R3 CEV blockchain group, according to the WSJ. Founded in 2014 by CEO David Rutter to explore the use of the distributed database technology, especially for tech utilizing bitcoin, R3 CEV explores way banks can save billions of dollars through streamlining outdated… Read More

Korea Exchange Launches Korea Startup Market using Blockchain Technology

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The Korea Exchange (KRX) has launched the Korea Startup Market (KSM) a service that provides a marketplace where the shares of early stage companies can be traded in the public market. As part of the launch, the KSM is utilizing the technology of Korean blockchain startup… Read More

Former SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher Joins Board of Blockchain Company Symbiont

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Symbiont, a blockchain technology company, has boosted its board with the appointment of former SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher and President of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services President Todd Ruppert. Symbiont already has a pretty solid Board of Directors as former New York Stock Exchange CEO… Read More

Brief: Smart Token Chain Completes First Full “Smart Token” Transaction Across the Ripple Network

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Smart Token Chain, a blockchain specialist in the fintech sector, announced on Thursday it completed its first full smart token transaction across the Ripple Network.The company reported Ripple gives it access to a wide range of partners and customers without having to establish a digital… Read More

Bitbond is the World’s First P2P Lender Using Digital Currency

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Bitbond is one of the most interesting SME lenders around today. Launched in 2013, the online lender eschewed dollars and euros to focus on digital currencies, specifically Bitcoin. The global peer to peer lender provides access to capital for small business around the world. As… Read More