21 October 2014

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The Bank of England was forced to suspend the UK's real-time gross settlement system Chaps for several hours on Monday while it investigates an unspecified technical glitch.

London-based bitcoin exchange Coinfloor is to open up to new currencies, accepting deposits in US dollars, euros and Polish zloty, this Tuesday. Coinfloor is already the the biggest exchange for bitcoin-to-sterling transactions by volume of currency traded.

First Derivatives has agreed a £36 million deal to acquire a further 46.47% stake in high performance database outfit Kx Systems, giving the firm a leg-up into the market for big data systems in capital markets and other vertical industries.

The European Payments Council (EPC) is calling for independent candidates to join a host of new bodies being set up to manage the Single euro payments area (Sepa) scheme.

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DTCC to oversee US market shift to T+2

16 October 2014  |  0

Within a week of European markets moving to a T+2 settlement cycle, the DTCC in the US has formed a steering committee and working group to oversee a similar shift for trades in equities, corporate and municipal bonds, and unit investment trusts (UITs).

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Lawsky bows to BitLicense backlash

15 October 2014  |  0

Individual users, software developers and bitcoin miners will be exempt from new regulations being drawn up to regulate the crypto-currency markets by New York's State Department of Financial Services.

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