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European Commission opens public consultation on fintech

European Commission opens public consultation on fintech

23 March 2017  |  23013 views  |  0 comments | 56 tweets | 32 linkedin

The European Commission is to run a public consultation on fintech as it bids to shape its policy response to the booming market for new innovations in financial services.

Swift Business Forum, Canada - live blog

Swift Business Forum, Canada - live blog

22 March 2017  |  10717 views  |  0 comments

Welcome to Finextra's live coverage of the Swift Business Forum in Toronto. This year’s conference, on the theme 'building the future', will investigate how the financial industry is adapting in a fast-changing, digital world where new fintech entrants pose an opportunity and a threat, and cyber-crime is a growing problem.

G20 urged to set up central bank blockchain consortium

G20 urged to set up central bank blockchain consortium

20 March 2017  |  10213 views  |  0 comments | 19 tweets | 21 linkedin

The central banks of the G20 countries should set up a blockchain consortium to study the technology, investigating areas such as the creation of digital national fiat currencies, says a report from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Cigi).

SecureKey taps IBM to put identity on the blockchain

SecureKey taps IBM to put identity on the blockchain

20 March 2017  |  11814 views  |  0 comments | 23 tweets | 15 linkedin

IBM has rolled out an enterprise-ready build-your-own blockchain platform and announced a collaboration with Canada's SecureKey on the commercial development of a federated identity service using the Hyperledger Frabric.

Poland's Alior to slash branch network in 'digital disruptor' push

Poland's Alior to slash branch network in 'digital disruptor' push

17 March 2017  |  7943 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 5 linkedin

Poland's Alior Bank is vowing to cement its place as a leading 'digital disrupter' over the next three years, slashing the size of its branch network and pumping money into technology.

Bank of England sets up fintech Community; runs blockchain and AI trials

Bank of England sets up fintech Community; runs blockchain and AI trials

17 March 2017  |  24650 views  |  0 comments | 35 tweets | 29 linkedin

The Bank of England's fintech accelerator programme has launched a new community forum for innovation talks and two new proof of concept trials exploring the use of AI and distributed ledgers.

SIX develops distributed ledger to automate the bond lifecycle

SIX develops distributed ledger to automate the bond lifecycle

17 March 2017  |  8405 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 11 linkedin

SIX Securities Services has developed a distributed ledger-based bond issuing prototype which it intends to deploy.

New advertising contract exchange taps Nasdaq for blockchain tech

New advertising contract exchange taps Nasdaq for blockchain tech

14 March 2017  |  9015 views  |  1 comments | 5 tweets | 6 linkedin

A new exchange for trading advertising contracts is entering its pilot phase, enlisting Nasdaq for a tech setup that will see it deployed in the cloud and run on blockchain technology.

Fintech Pavillion to host Europe's top startups at EBAday 2017

Fintech Pavillion to host Europe's top startups at EBAday 2017

10 March 2017  |  15028 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 10 linkedin

Finextra and the Euro Banking Association are inviting some of Europe's most promising early-stage startups to present their ideas to banking delegates attending EBAday 2017, Europe's leading payments and transaction banking event.

MAS to extend DLT trials to securities settlement and cross-border payments

MAS to extend DLT trials to securities settlement and cross-border payments

09 March 2017  |  8589 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 6 linkedin

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has announced the successful conclusion of a proof-of-concept project to conduct domestic inter-bank payments using distributed ledger technology (DLT)

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