The great blockchain patent chase continues apace, with Barclays, Mastercard and American Express all filing applications in recent weeks.
IBM is backing a new US dollar-pegged "stablecoin" as it looks to explore ways to make transaction processing and money transfers faster, safer and more efficient.
A coalition of leading transaction banks in Hong Kong are plotting a September go-live date for a blockchain-based trade finance platform, supported by the territory's central bank.
Capital markets software house Cinnober is teaming up with virtual currency processor and security specialist BitGo to hawk their technology to cryptocurrency exchanges.
Canadian startup Citrusexchange has unveiled a blockchain-based platform for supply chain and invoice financing.
In a world first, Switzerland's stock exchange plans to build a fully integrated, DLT-based end-to-end trading, settlement and custody service for digital assets.
As they seek to steer a course through the new fintech environment, financial services firms must beware the risks to their business models of both being too passive and too gung-ho in their embrace of new technologies, says a European Banking Authority report.
The Financial Conduct Authority's regulatory sandbox continues to gather momentum, with 29 firms - including some working with crypto-assets - getting the go-ahead to join the initiative's fourth cohort.
The we.trade blockchain for trade finance platform established by a coalition of nine banks is gaining momentum, conducting seven live trade transactions by ten companies via four partner banks.
The Government of Bermuda is to amend the Banking Act to create a new class of bank specifically to cater to local fintech and blockchain companies.
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