22 September 2017

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerMIFSA - Maarrssen

Regulation of ICOs: the end or beginning of a healthy market?

17 September 2017  |  4927 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

One of the hottest – and also one of the most controversial – things in the crypto currency environment are so-called Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs. ICOs, which employ the use of crypto currencies, have become a popular means of fundraising for start-ups in recent months. The increasing need of blockchain technology and the lack of regulation a...

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Paul MundyTorstone Technology Ltd - London

Hurdling towards the finish line of MiFID II

04 September 2017  |  4901 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The upcoming implementation of the second iteration of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) is without doubt one of the most talked-about topics in the finance industry this year. So much so that for some firms the issue of making operational changes to prepare for the looming January 3 deadline has become more of a burden tha...

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

UBS and the Utility Settlement Coin

03 September 2017  |  8860 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

These are interesting times for blockchain and distributed ledger technology. My last blog of 23 August was about the Microsoft CoCo Platform (see: Microsoft CoCo Platform: blockchain game changer?) ...

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Brie Lam
Brie LamIHS Markit - Usa, Canada, Apac

To Opt In or Not to Opt In? That’s the Question for Dealers Studying the SI Rules Under MiFID II

29 August 2017  |  4715 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When ESMA announced in late 2016 that the quantitative threshold assessment under the MIFID II Systematic Internaliser (SI) regime would commence from 1st September 2018, rather than 3rd January 2018,...

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

Microsoft Coco Framework: blockchain game changer?

23 August 2017  |  10649 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Microsoft recently announced the introduction of the Coco (or Confidential Consortium) Framework. A ‘first of its kind innovation’ as they named it, designed to work with any ledger or operating sys

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David Donovan
David DonovanSapient Global Markets - Boston

The Rise of AI First World in Financial Services

08 August 2017  |  14240 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Looks like a number of movies these days are predicting the doom of the human race and the rise of the machines. Will machines take over the planet? Probably not. Will machines become your new colleag...

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

Industries are ready for blockchain take off

02 August 2017  |  8341 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

An interesting study was released this week by Juniper Research. Given its findings this survey needs some more widely recognition and that’s why this blog. Named "Which industries are the best f...

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

SWIFT Blockchain POC: enhanced cross-border payments

24 July 2017  |  10730 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Early July SWIFT announced that 22 global banks recently joined its Blockchain proof of concept (PoC) initiative introduced in January this year in collaboration with six leading correspondent banks (...

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

The Digital Trade Chain: the blockchain train is rolling

16 July 2017  |  12096 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Trade finance is increasingly becoming the number one use case for blockchain with the greatest potential to benefit from this technology. In previously blocks I already showed the accelerated activit...

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

Stock exchanges and blockchain: open positions

30 June 2017  |  9654 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Stock exchanges and blockchain: open positions Just like banks, a growing number of exchanges worldwide have already taken a serious look at the way they can leverage blockchain technology. This in o...

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