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Bank of Canada DLT experiment raises PFMI questions

Bank of Canada DLT experiment raises PFMI questions

13 February 2017  |  13518 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 10 linkedin

The Bank of Canada's experimental effort to build a wholesale payment system using a DLT-based settlement asset has thrown up concerns about whether the technology can meet international standards for systemically important payments infrastructure.

Blockchain will change everything, but only if we can find the right talent

Blockchain will change everything, but only if we can find the right talent

09 February 2017  |  24330 views  |  2 comments | 31 tweets | 66 linkedin

On the one hand, financial services executives believe distributed ledger technology will have a transformative impact on the industry within the next three-to-five years, yet on the other a serious shortage of blockchain talent is threatening to impede real-world deployment. That's the conclusion of the two distinct pieces of research conducted by Bain and Tabb Group.

Visa bids to strengthen Silicon Valley ties with new Palo Alto site

Visa bids to strengthen Silicon Valley ties with new Palo Alto site

08 February 2017  |  14537 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 7 linkedin

Stressing its technology credentials, Visa has opened a massive new office in Silicon Valley to house its data and research teams.

IBM and Dubai Government initiate blockchain logistics initiative

IBM and Dubai Government initiate blockchain logistics initiative

07 February 2017  |  12454 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 9 linkedin

IBM is collaborating with Dubai Customs, Dubai Trade and its IT provider Dutech, to explore the use of blockchain technology for the import and re-export process of goods in and out of Dubai.

Esma cautions against large-scale application of distributed ledger tech

Esma cautions against large-scale application of distributed ledger tech

07 February 2017  |  7962 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 13 linkedin

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) warns that any large-scale use of distributed ledgers across the financial services sector would first need to address a number of key challenges in terms of interoperability, governance and privacy issues and risk creation.

Credit Suisse taps R3 for blockchain-based hackathon

Credit Suisse taps R3 for blockchain-based hackathon

07 February 2017  |  9692 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 6 linkedin

Credit Suisse has carried out a global hackathon to find ways in which the R3 Corda distributed ledger platform can be used to make big cost savings.

Ripple lands first Middle Eastern bank

Ripple lands first Middle Eastern bank

01 February 2017  |  15675 views  |  0 comments | 16 tweets | 10 linkedin

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has become the first bank in the Middle East to use the Ripple protocol for cross-border payment transactions, joining a growing list of banks around the world adopting the technology.

Former Fed staffer fined for using server to mine bitcoin

Former Fed staffer fined for using server to mine bitcoin

01 February 2017  |  11719 views  |  2 comments | 9 tweets | 8 linkedin

A former Federal Reserve employee has been sentenced to 12 months' probation and fined $5000 for installing software on a Fed server to use its computing power to earn bitcoins.

Pan-European securities issuance and DLT on ECB agenda

Pan-European securities issuance and DLT on ECB agenda

31 January 2017  |  9436 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 8 linkedin

The European Central Bank is pondering the creation of a pan-European service for issuance of securities - and the potential role of distributed ledger technology in bringing the vision to reality.

Machine intelligence to transform industry - Nasdaq chief

Machine intelligence to transform industry - Nasdaq chief

31 January 2017  |  15906 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 14 linkedin

Machine intelligence, not blockchain or cloud technology, will have the biggest impact on the exchange industry, predicts new Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman.

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