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European clearing and settlement agency Euroclear has called on financial market participants to collaborate and embrace the long-term potential of blockchain technologies for cutting IT costs and driving down post-trade and securities servicing fees.

EU tightens money laundering controls

EU tightens money laundering controls

03 February 2016  | 3 comments | 17 tweets | 19 linkedin

The European Commission is proposing a raft of measures - from closer monitoring of bitcoin and cash transactions to the creation of national payment account registers - as part of an action plan to strengthen the fight against terrorist financing.

EC focuses on monitoring, not regulating, virtual currencies

EC focuses on monitoring, not regulating, virtual currencies

29 January 2016  | 0 comments | 6 tweets | 13 linkedin

The European Commission is examining whether virtual currencies need to be regulated in the wake of last November's terrorist attacks in Paris, but is currently more focused on monitoring the likes of bitcoin than on rushing out new rules.

Bankrupt P2P lender TrustBuddy says investors will lose a quarter of their cash after handing over £24 million of outstanding loans to a debt collection agency.

The rise of electronic trading in fixed income markets could lead to liquidity issues in times of stress, according to new research from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain startup helmed by former JP Morgan luminary Blythe Masters, has raised more than $50 million in a funding round joined by some of the biggest names in financial services, including Citi, Deutsche Börse and Santander InnoVentures. One of the investors, the ASX, has also handed Digital Asset a contract to design a post-trade settlement system using distributed ledger technology.

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