14 February 2016

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The Australian Stock Exchange says it plans to hire more staff as it lays the groundwork for the introduction of of a new post-trade platform based on distributed ledger technology.

Nasdaq to pilot blockchain for proxy voting in Estonia

Nasdaq to pilot blockchain for proxy voting in Estonia

12 February 2016  | 0 comments | 12 tweets | 11 linkedin

Nasdaq is to use blockchain technology to streamline proxy voting on companies listed on the US Exchange-held Tallinn Stock Exchange.

The Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab), an innovation programme created by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) and founding partner JPMorgan Chase, has opened applications for a £3 million, two-year challenge to address financial shocks.

A strong line-up of challenger banks, established banks and government and regulatory officials will take to the podium at Finextra's forthcoming NextGen banking event at London’s Level39 in Canary Wharf to debate the disruptive forces reshaping the banking sector.

BBVA increases newly independent fintech venture fund to $250m

BBVA increases newly independent fintech venture fund to $250m

11 February 2016  | 1 comments | 15 tweets | 11 linkedin

BBVA is shaking up the way it invests in fintech startups, closing its $100 million in-house fund and pumping $250 million into a new independently managed outfit called Propel Venture Partners.

RBS prepares to open executive wing to startups

RBS prepares to open executive wing to startups

11 February 2016  | 1 comments | 16 tweets | 13 linkedin

Royal Bank of Scotland is preparing to welcome 100 entrepreneurs and ten startup support organisations to the executive wing of its Scottish HQ following a year-long refit of the former symbol of big bank excess.

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