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Québec watchdog opens fintech lab and joins R3

Québec watchdog opens fintech lab and joins R3

02 May 2017  |  10488 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 7 linkedin

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Québec's financial services regulator, has joined the R3 consortium and set up a fintech lab to help it study new technologies, such as blockchain.

Emirates NBD integrates blockchain tech into cheques

Emirates NBD integrates blockchain tech into cheques

01 May 2017  |  12184 views  |  1 comments | 20 tweets | 11 linkedin

Emirates NBD is embarking on a pilot that will see it use blockchain technology to boost the security of its cheques.

JPMorgan formally quits R3

JPMorgan formally quits R3

28 April 2017  |  24970 views  |  4 comments | 39 tweets | 45 linkedin

JPMorgan Chase has formally exited blockchain consortium R3, following in the footsteps of fellow titans Goldman Sachs and Banco Santander who split last November.

Mizuho to go live with DLT-based trade finance application

Mizuho to go live with DLT-based trade finance application

26 April 2017  |  14637 views  |  1 comments | 7 tweets | 12 linkedin

Mizuho Bank is preparing to conduct its first live trade financing transactions over a distributed ledger developed in association with IBM.

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  |  12550 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 29 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  |  20328 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  |  7758 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  |  13341 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  |  7821 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  |  18629 views  |  0 comments | 11 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.

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