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Peter Randall resurfaces with post-trade blockchain startup

27 July 2015  | 0 comments | 15 tweets | 13 linkedin

Peter Randall, the former CEO and founder of Chi-X, is once again looking to upset established market mechanisms with the launch of an institutional payment and settlement system based on blockchain technology.

Further evidence has emerged that French investment banks are exploring the potential of blockchain technology in the capital markets.

Wall Street eyes the blockchain

23 July 2015  | 0 comments | 24 tweets | 11 linkedin

Almost all of Wall Street thinks that the blockchain could be applied to institutional capital markets and many firms are already actively reviewing the technology, according to research from Greenwich Associates.

The Swift Institute is offering up a EUR15,000 grant for research into the development of blockchain technology for use in securities markets.

A pair of bitcoin firms are hoping to bring enterprise adoption of cryptocurrency trading a step closer through the launch of a clearing and settlement function that separates custody from other exchange functions.

A distributed blockchain system has the potential to completely upend post-trade infrastructure, leaving many current market players redundant, according to a BNP Paribas analyst.

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