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.
There was a sharp drop in the number of counterfeit euro notes withdrawn from circulation last year, with only a tiny fraction pulled, says the European Central Bank.
We are living in digital times. The internet and portable online devices have radically transformed the way we use and exchange information, and the way we exchange money. Money has been digitalised in many ways and we can now, for instance, transfer bank deposits electronically and pay with e-money.
The European Central Bank has launched a market consultation on the user requirement for the development of a settlement service for real-time instant payments in central bank money, billing 2017 as a "decisive year" for the success of innovative retail payments services in Europe.
The European Central Bank and Bank of Japan are embarking on a research project looking into the use of distributed ledger technologies for market infrastructure.
For the third consecutive time, SkySparc has been selected to provide comprehensive consultancy services to the European Central Bank (ECB), extending its role in maintaining the bank’s Wallstreet Suite (WSS) treasury management system by four years.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is calling for a restrained approach to high-frequency trading regulation, arguing that more emphasis should be placed on high-frequency quoting.
A senior executive at the European Central Bank has spoken out about the potential damage to financial market integration from the haphazard uptake of distributed ledger technologies by the Bloc's banks.
We are happy to welcome five new central securities depositories to T2S!
© Finextra Research 2017