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DLT still not mature enough says ECB

DLT still not mature enough says ECB

12 April 2017  |  15729 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  |  6633 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  |  6969 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  |  10520 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.

TMX applies distributed ledger tech to proxy voting arena

TMX applies distributed ledger tech to proxy voting arena

06 April 2017  |  5953 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  |  8883 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  |  16117 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  |  14058 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 16 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  |  9144 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  |  8868 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.

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