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Wannacry hero arrested on banking malware charges

Wannacry hero arrested on banking malware charges

04 August 2017  |  8774 views  |  1 comments | 5 tweets | 5 linkedin

A computer researcher who gained global recognition for his role in halting the Wannacry ransom attack on UK hospitals has been arrested in the US on charges that he was the chief architect of the Kronos banking trojan.

Former Deutsche COO takes stake in DLT venture Cobalt

Former Deutsche COO takes stake in DLT venture Cobalt

03 August 2017  |  12127 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 5 linkedin

Cobalt, the FX post-trade processing network based on shared ledger technology, has closed an investment from Henry Ritchotte, the former Deutsche Bank COO who will also become a member of the startup's strategic advisory board.

Oxford University launches online fintech course

Oxford University launches online fintech course

02 August 2017  |  18867 views  |  0 comments | 25 tweets | 12 linkedin

Fintech is coming to the hallowed (virtual) halls of Oxford, thanks to an online programme from the university's Saïd Business School.

Absa rolls out Virtual Investor

Absa rolls out Virtual Investor

02 August 2017  |  4700 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 7 linkedin

Absa has launched Virtual Investor, an online self-service investment platform that uses algorithms to recommend a product for customers based on their financial attitudes to risk.

Blockchain-based trade matching engine gets the nod from ING

Blockchain-based trade matching engine gets the nod from ING

01 August 2017  |  19528 views  |  0 comments | 18 tweets | 24 linkedin

Dutch bank ING believes the days of mismatched trading tickets could be drawing to a close after conducting tests of a blockchain-powered trade confirmation platform in partnership with Calypso and the R3 consortium.

Hong Kong Exchange plans blockchain-based share market

Hong Kong Exchange plans blockchain-based share market

01 August 2017  |  16618 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 14 linkedin

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is planning to launch a new private market to provide early stage companies with a blockchain-based share registration and transfer platform for the conduct of pre-IPO financing off-exchange and clear of the regulatory remit of the Securities and Futures Ordinance.

Sydney set to challenge Singapore as global fintech hub

Sydney set to challenge Singapore as global fintech hub

01 August 2017  |  6193 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 4 linkedin

The Committee for Sydney, an independent think tank championing the Australian city's potential as an economic hub, is calling for fresh impetus from the NSW Government to boost the fintech ecosystem.

Positive outlook for instant payments drives IT spend at EU banks

Positive outlook for instant payments drives IT spend at EU banks

01 August 2017  |  7052 views  |  1 comments | 13 tweets | 17 linkedin

Sixty-two percent of European financial institutions expect to increase spending on payments technology throughout 2017, driven by the revenue-generating opportunities of instant payments and the need for increased operational efficiency.

Mizuho and NRI use AI to eliminate tedious derivative contract procedures

Mizuho and NRI use AI to eliminate tedious derivative contract procedures

01 August 2017  |  7848 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 3 linkedin

Japan's Mizuho Bank has been working with Nomura Research Institute (NRI) on the use of artificial intelligence to eliminate lengthy and complex derivative contract procedures.

Blockchain book author launches $20m digital asset investment vehicle

Blockchain book author launches $20m digital asset investment vehicle

31 July 2017  |  10614 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin

The author of a book on blockchain is launching a digital asset investment firm with $20 million in backing.

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