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Should central banks open up payment and settlement systems to non-banks?

Should central banks open up payment and settlement systems to non-banks?

26 April 2017  |  8716 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 28 linkedin

The rise of nonbank giants such as PayPal and WeChat is leading central banks to reassess to whom they should allow access to their payment and settlement systems, says a top Bank of Japan official.

Six global banks join Swift DLT trials

Six global banks join Swift DLT trials

25 April 2017  |  14767 views  |  0 comments | 21 tweets | 39 linkedin

Interbank messaging network Swift has rounded up an initial group of six leading correspondent banks to participate in proof-of-concept trials to determine if distributed ledger technology could help banks reconcile their nostro databases in real time.

Standard Chartered supercharges fintech accelerator graudates

Standard Chartered supercharges fintech accelerator graudates

25 April 2017  |  4931 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 7 linkedin

Standard Chartered has initiated proof-of-concept trials on robo-advisory services and blockchain with two startups graduating from Hong Kong's SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator programme.

Swift Business Forum, London - live blog

Swift Business Forum, London - live blog

25 April 2017  |  10178 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets

Welcome to Finextra's live coverage of the Swift Business Forum in London. This year’s conference will focus on the key issues affecting the financial industry, particularly as they impact UK and global markets. In an ever-increasing ‘instant’ world, the agenda will look at how financial institutions can stay resilient and secure, while continuing to innovate and navigate change.

National Bank of Cambodia inks DLT development deal

National Bank of Cambodia inks DLT development deal

24 April 2017  |  5592 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 3 linkedin

The National Bank of Cambodia is teaming up with distributed ledger technology specialist Soramitsu to develop the use of the Hyperledger Iroha software framework for a possible new payment infrastructure.

EC plans blockchain 'observatory'

EC plans blockchain 'observatory'

21 April 2017  |  14150 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 16 linkedin

The European Commission is pumping EUR500,000 into a blockchain and distributed ledger technology 'observatory' and forum to help it build up its knowledge and expertise on the subject.

European Central Bank seeks DLT project lead

European Central Bank seeks DLT project lead

21 April 2017  |  6281 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 10 linkedin

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.

BBVA runs live funds transfers over Ripple

BBVA runs live funds transfers over Ripple

21 April 2017  |  15800 views  |  0 comments | 35 tweets | 20 linkedin

BBVA has run its first live cross-border transaction using the Ripple protocol.

Coinbase plans Ethereum messaging app

Coinbase plans Ethereum messaging app

21 April 2017  |  11130 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 16 linkedin

Bitcoin exchange and virtual wallet operator Coinbase is bidding to emulate China's hugely popular WeChat through a new unit that will offer a secure messaging app, an Ethereum wallet and a browser for Ethereum apps.

Nasdaq formalises fintech venture programme

Nasdaq formalises fintech venture programme

19 April 2017  |  7644 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 13 linkedin

Nasdaq has launched a dedicated venture investment unit to identify and collaborate on new technologies with fintech companies worldwide.

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