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TMX applies distributed ledger tech to proxy voting arena

TMX applies distributed ledger tech to proxy voting arena

06 April 2017  |  5694 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 3 linkedin

Canada's TMX has developed an electronic shareholder voting system prototype based on distributed ledger technology.

CAD-coin V Fedcoin: The future of central bank digital currencies

CAD-coin V Fedcoin: The future of central bank digital currencies

05 April 2017  |  7937 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 14 linkedin

An R3 academic paper on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) investigates the relative merits of a public network-based retail Fedcoin option and the private, permissioned wholesale CAD-coin alternative.

Banks drive ahead with blockchain project for syndicated loans market

Banks drive ahead with blockchain project for syndicated loans market

31 March 2017  |  15459 views  |  0 comments | 28 tweets | 24 linkedin

Vendor Synaps Loans and a group of banks working under the R3 blockchain banner, say they have made big progress in an initiative to apply distributed ledger technology to an overhaul of the antiquated and costly manual intervention in the $3 trillion global syndicated loans market.

IBM, Natixis and Trafigura team on blockchain platform for oil trades

IBM, Natixis and Trafigura team on blockchain platform for oil trades

28 March 2017  |  13196 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 14 linkedin

Commodities trading house Trafigura and French bank Natixis are working with IBM to test the use of blockchain technology for settling US crude oil transactions.

Billon completes live distributed ledger pay outs in the UK

Billon completes live distributed ledger pay outs in the UK

27 March 2017  |  8907 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 2 linkedin

Billon, a Polish e-money transfer startup backed up by distributed ledger technology, is set to enter the UK market having completed a successful trial of a corporate payout system with consumer research firm Conduct Research.

Nets partners Chainalysis to help banks meet AML rules on virtual currencies

Nets partners Chainalysis to help banks meet AML rules on virtual currencies

24 March 2017  |  8474 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 11 linkedin

Nordic payments processor Nets is enlisting the help of distributed ledger technology specialist Chainalysis to help it ensure virtual currency transactions comply with anti-money laundering rules.

European Commission opens public consultation on fintech

European Commission opens public consultation on fintech

23 March 2017  |  22180 views  |  0 comments | 56 tweets | 32 linkedin

The European Commission is to run a public consultation on fintech as it bids to shape its policy response to the booming market for new innovations in financial services.

Swift Business Forum, Canada - live blog

Swift Business Forum, Canada - live blog

22 March 2017  |  10169 views  |  0 comments

Welcome to Finextra's live coverage of the Swift Business Forum in Toronto. This year’s conference, on the theme 'building the future', will investigate how the financial industry is adapting in a fast-changing, digital world where new fintech entrants pose an opportunity and a threat, and cyber-crime is a growing problem.

G20 urged to set up central bank blockchain consortium

G20 urged to set up central bank blockchain consortium

20 March 2017  |  9700 views  |  0 comments | 19 tweets | 21 linkedin

The central banks of the G20 countries should set up a blockchain consortium to study the technology, investigating areas such as the creation of digital national fiat currencies, says a report from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Cigi).

SecureKey taps IBM to put identity on the blockchain

SecureKey taps IBM to put identity on the blockchain

20 March 2017  |  11104 views  |  0 comments | 23 tweets | 15 linkedin

IBM has rolled out an enterprise-ready build-your-own blockchain platform and announced a collaboration with Canada's SecureKey on the commercial development of a federated identity service using the Hyperledger Frabric.

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