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Bank of England accelerator to tackle Big Data and privacy in distributed ledgers

Bank of England accelerator to tackle Big Data and privacy in distributed ledgers

19 April 2017  |  9996 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 14 linkedin

The Bank of England is inviting applications for its latest accelerator project with an emphasis on conducting proofs of concept around machine learning and privacy in distributed ledgers.

BNP Paribas and AXA co-operate on blockchain-based fund distribution platform

BNP Paribas and AXA co-operate on blockchain-based fund distribution platform

19 April 2017  |  10938 views  |  0 comments | 16 tweets | 17 linkedin

BNP Paribas is working with AXA Ivestment Managers on the deployment of a blockchain-based fund distribution platform using smart contracts to ease the flow of information between buyers and sellers.

Goldman Sachs tech exec joins blockchain startup Chain

Goldman Sachs tech exec joins blockchain startup Chain

18 April 2017  |  5730 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 3 linkedin

Tom Jessop, a 17-year technology veteran at Goldman Sachs, has joined blockchain startup Chain as president.

Apac banks suspicious about fintech consortiums

Apac banks suspicious about fintech consortiums

13 April 2017  |  15930 views  |  4 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin

A research paper has revealed a level of scepticism among Asia Pacific banks when it comes to joining forces with fintechs.

After trashing Swift gpi, Ripple hires its biz director

After trashing Swift gpi, Ripple hires its biz director

13 April 2017  |  12193 views  |  1 comments | 10 tweets | 7 linkedin

Ripple has stepped up its rivalry with Swift, poaching Marjan Delatinne, who had been business director at the messaging network's new gpi programme - an offering Ripple has loudly trashed.

Big banks partner Broadridge to pilot blockchain-based proxy voting

Big banks partner Broadridge to pilot blockchain-based proxy voting

12 April 2017  |  8490 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 12 linkedin

JPMorgan, Northern Trust and Banco Santander have teamed up with vendor Broadridge Financial Solutions to pilot the use of blockchain technology for proxy voting.

DLT still not mature enough says ECB

DLT still not mature enough says ECB

12 April 2017  |  14854 views  |  2 comments | 31 tweets | 30 linkedin

The European Central Bank (ECB) has stated that blockchain technology lacks the necessary maturity to be part of its market infrastructure.

Qatar bank trials DLT for international money transfers

Qatar bank trials DLT for international money transfers

12 April 2017  |  6279 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 8 linkedin

Qatar-based Commercial Bank has carried out a pilot using blockchain technology to complete international fund transfers with partner banks and now plans to extend its testing to trade finance.

Hong Kong enters central bank digital currency fray

Hong Kong enters central bank digital currency fray

11 April 2017  |  6404 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 15 linkedin

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has teamed up with local banks and the R3 consortium to explore the creation of a central bank digital currency.

DTCC envisions single global ledger for transaction reporting

DTCC envisions single global ledger for transaction reporting

07 April 2017  |  10097 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 12 linkedin

Larry Thompson, vice chairman of the US Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), has made a rallying call for the development of standards in propelling the uptake of distributed ledger technology in financial markets, arguing that a lack of co-ordination and collaboration may only further complicate existing market structures.

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