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Russian bank opens blockchain research centre

Russian bank opens blockchain research centre

30 August 2017  |  19926 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 11 linkedin

Russia has stepped up its plans to exploit the potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) with the announcement that state-owned bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is to open a blockchain research centre in Moscow.

France and Sweden's fintech ambitions get Brexit boost

France and Sweden's fintech ambitions get Brexit boost

30 August 2017  |  15235 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 10 linkedin

The UK's divorce from the EU has led to France and Sweden gaining a larger share of the number of fintech deals done within the Union, according to the research firm CBInsights.

Hong Kong and Dubai pledge fintech allegiance

Hong Kong and Dubai pledge fintech allegiance

29 August 2017  |  12514 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 5 linkedin

The respective regulators of the Hong Kong and Dubai financial markets have signed an agreement designed to further their mutual cooperation on all things fintech.

UK challenger bank launches as proptech market hots up

UK challenger bank launches as proptech market hots up

29 August 2017  |  9777 views  |  1 comments | 7 tweets | 10 linkedin

Redwood Bank, a new challenger bank providing mortgages to small businesses and professional landlords, has opened its doors four months after it was granted a banking license.

Frankfurt predicts Brexit jobs boost at London's expense

Frankfurt predicts Brexit jobs boost at London's expense

25 August 2017  |  13863 views  |  1 comments | 10 tweets | 13 linkedin

A recently published report states that, contrary to the fears of Brexit-sceptics, the UK's exit from the European Union will create as many as 80,000 new jobs - the majority of which will be in financial services. The only problem for Brexiteers is that the jobs will be in Frankfurt rather than London.

Gloves come off as Ripple preps Toronto conference during Sibos

Gloves come off as Ripple preps Toronto conference during Sibos

24 August 2017  |  20677 views  |  4 comments | 20 tweets | 18 linkedin

Ripple is cranking up its assault on Swift by signing up big names Ben Bernanke and Tim Berners-Lee for a conference next month, which will take place at the same time and in the same city, Toronto, as the annual Sibos jamboree.

SEC suspends trading in First Bitcoin Capital

SEC suspends trading in First Bitcoin Capital

24 August 2017  |  9837 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 10 linkedin

The Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in the shares of First Bitcoin Capital Corp, in part because of concerns over the "accuracy and adequacy" of public information about the firm's assets and capital structure.

Researchers bring atomic clock timestamp precision to stock trading over distributed ledgers

Researchers bring atomic clock timestamp precision to stock trading over distributed ledgers

24 August 2017  |  14203 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 11 linkedin

In a move that could aid MiFID II compliance, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX) and the UK's National Physical Laboratory have carried out an experiment which saw atomic clocks used to timestamp trades which were then recorded directly on a distributed ledger.

Bank of America applies AI to streamline client payment processing

Bank of America applies AI to streamline client payment processing

23 August 2017  |  17636 views  |  1 comments | 19 tweets | 27 linkedin

Bank of America has worked with fintech startup High Radius to apply artificial intelligence to corporate processing of accounts receivables.

Digital identity, virtual cash and RegTech on Australian regulatory agenda

Digital identity, virtual cash and RegTech on Australian regulatory agenda

23 August 2017  |  10631 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 10 linkedin

ATM access, digital identity and virtual currencies topped the agenda at the recent meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia's powerful Payments Systems Board.

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