Tagged: dlt

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced it had joined the R3 blockchain consortium. Through this partnership, SFC will test applications of blockchain on record and settlement of securities and futures trading with the… Read More

Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies Need Regulation (Document)

The Bank of Canada is out with a paper that reviews the advent of digital currencies, IE Bitcoin, and how it may impact the more traditional type of fiat currency. Drawing a comparison to back in the day when private bank notes circulated alongside government issued… Read More

Bitbond Raises $1.2 million to Fuel Global Expansion of SME Lending

Bitbond has raised $1.2 million in equity capital to help boost global expansion. The Berlin-based online lending platform has now raised total funding of $2.3 million. The funding round was led by mobilike founder Şekip Can Gökalp, plus several angels investors including, Fyber founders Janis Zech… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

PBOC Becomes the First Central Bank to Issue Digital Currency Just at the start of 2017, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) took a big step in the area of digital currency. According to its announcement, PBOC has managed to test digital bill trading with beta-digital… Read More

Singapore Has Just Published a Document on their Next Phase of Growth & Fintech /Alternative Finance Plays a Big Role

Singapore’s Committee on Future Economy (CFE) has identified seven strategies for Singapore’s next stage of growth in its report. Singapore has experienced an enviable period of economic growth and prosperity. The island city-state tmaintains one of the highest standards of living in the world. The… Read More

FINRA Issues Report on Blockchain & Implications for Securities Industry

FINRA has published a report (embedded below) on Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and its implications for the securities industry. The publication is entitled; “Distributed Ledger Technology: Implications of Blockchain for the Securities Industry.” FINRA, or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is the self-regulatory organization… Read More

Blockchain: New MIT Research Looks Beyond the Hype

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

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

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

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

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

Korea Exchange Launches Korea Startup Market using Blockchain Technology

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

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

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

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

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Announces Research on Blockchain

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), has announced a new study focused on blockchain utilization and development.  CCAF has quickly become the global leader in alternative finance research with its annual reports targeting different regions around the world. CCAF has now undertaken their first… Read More

Innovate Finance, EY & Hogan Lovells Publish Report on Blockchain Opportunity

Innovate Finance, along with partners EY & Hogan Lovells, has published a report on Blockchain adoption.  Entitled Blockchain, DLT and the Capital Markets Journey: Navigating the Legal and Regulatory Landscape, the publication addresses distributed ledger technology (DLT) and the current regulatory environment.  The report also provides… Read More