20 June 2018

Post-trade & ops

Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain is looking for scale: a balancing act Part II

18 June 2018  |  3367 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In this second part of my blog on scalability the main Layer 1 and Layer 2 solutions will be described and judged on their ability to meet the three Scalability Trilemma requirements: scalability, security and decentralisation. Main Layer 1 Solutions SegWit (Bitcoin) Bitcoin developers launched a scalability solution in 2017, called SegWit or se...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain is looking for scale: a balancing act Part I

18 June 2018  |  3153 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Last week the Dutch Central Bank launched a report on blockchain, in which they concluded that the blockchain technology “fundamentally failed to pass muster as a realistic replacement for current financial market infrastructures”. The Bank found definitive limitations in capacity, efficiency and certainty of payment, that compared unfavourably a...

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Sally Yates
Sally YatesXceptor - London

2018 World Cup: if Account Opening teams played football

14 June 2018  |  3284 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With the 2018 World Cup upon us, let’s talk about account opening in football terms. After all, England manager, Gareth Southgate, insists the England squad has no limits and with new margin rules in...

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Patrick Chambeau
Patrick ChambeauIPC - Paris

How is the Italian crisis impacting the trading floor?

01 June 2018  |  4865 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Earlier this week, I was in Paris speaking to Traders, Heads of Desks and other people on the floor from various part of the financial ecosystem in France and Europe overall: institutional investors, ...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Blockchain for trade finance: a network business

23 May 2018  |  11767 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Trade finance has become one of the top focus issues for blockchain technology use. The number of pilots and other trials that are looking into the opportunities of blockchain technology for trade fin...

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Iosif Itkin
Iosif ItkinExactpro - London

Fearless Testing and Post-Trade Systems Disruption

10 May 2018  |  2948 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Our work focuses on functional and nonfunctional testing, most of the business being in the market infrastructure space, exchanges and clearing. Three principles can help you to test even the most sop...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

The Blockchain Gateway: unchain the future

30 April 2018  |  4505 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Notwithstanding the large number of blockchain and distributed ledger pilots, there is still a large number of challenges to overcome that are limiting its uptake. Next to scalability, other main issu...

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Jeffrey Anderson
Jeffrey AndersonFidessa - Chicago

Become a master of suspense

18 April 2018  |  5393 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Starting October 1, 2018, CME Regulatory Advisory RA1720-5 comes into effect. The advisory details the limited use of suspense accounts, which are temporary holding accounts submitted at the time of ...

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Ivy Schmerken
Ivy SchmerkenFlexTrade Systems - Great Neck

MiFID II Post-Mortem Cites Delays on LEIs and Data Quality as Key Challenge

16 April 2018  |  6167 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

With the rollout of such a massive regulation as MiFID II, there are bound to be some hiccups, but so far firms are mainly wrestling with trade reporting and data quality issues. That sentiment was ex...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

European Blockchain Partnership: great leap forward

16 April 2018  |  6378 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

On 10 April, at the EC Digital Day 2018, the European Union made a big step forward towards a great blockchain future. On that date 22 EU member countries have signed a Declaration on the creation of ...

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