Finextra and the Euro Banking Association have selected 15 of Europe's most promising startups to present their ideas to banking delegates attending EBAday 2017, the continent's leading payments and transaction banking event.
We may be living in an era of data breaches and hacking scandals but more than half of financial markets participants working on blockchain see open-source as the best model for the technology.
Singapore is pushing ahead with its investigation into the use of a tokenised dollar on a distributed ledger for inter-bank payments.
Major Spanish banks are backing a multi-sector national project to create a digital identity system based on smart contracts.
A new Spanish blockchain consortium spearheaded by Cecabank and professional services firm Grant Thornton is building tools designed to combat money laundering and boost KYC efforts.
Following a year-long experiment, the Bank of Canada says that distributed ledger technology is not ready to act as the backbone of a wholesale interbank payment system.
The power of digital payments to drive financial inclusion and social justice emerged as a key theme on the first day of the Payments Canada Summit in Toronto.
In the largest funding round in the history of distributed ledger technology, the R3 consortium has raised $107 million from around half of its members as well as Intel and Temasek Holdings.
JPMorgan is to use technology from the company behind the Zcash digital currency to add a new layer of privacy protection to users of its enterprise-grade Quorum blockchain platform.
Citi is providing financial resolution for secondary market transactions conducted over Nasdaq's Linq Platform, using distributed ledger technology from Chain to address the challenges of liquidity in private securities by streamlining payment transactions between multiple parties.
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