The European Central Bank says that, because they pose unique risks, it may start asking fintech firms seeking banking licenses to hold bigger capital buffers and larger liquidity.
The single European securities settlement platform TARGET2-Securities (T2S) is now fully operational.
Distributed ledger technology is not mature enough for large-scale applications like real-time gross settlement (RTGS) systems, the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank have concluded.
The European Central Bank has outlined plans to build an instant payment settlement system that will let people and businesses send money anywhere in the euro area within seconds.
Market infrastructure is the backbone of the financial system. It is there to ensure that financial assets move safely and efficiently across financial institutions.
The European Central Bank is in the market for a senior technology executive with three years of practical experience in distributed ledger applications and front and back office project management expertise.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has stated that blockchain technology lacks the necessary maturity to be part of its market infrastructure.
Supporters of digital payment schemes like to push the idea that a cash-free future is just around the corner, yet fully three-quarters of all Euro zone payments at the point-of-sale are still made in cash, according to the European Central bank.
6 February 2016 was the first operational day on T2S for the clients of six central securities depositories (CSDs) from Austria (OeKB CSD), Germany (Clearstream), Hungary (KELER), Luxembourg (LuxCSD), Slovakia (CDCP) and Slovenia (KDD).
The European Central Bank is pondering the creation of a pan-European service for issuance of securities - and the potential role of distributed ledger technology in bringing the vision to reality.
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