17 October 2017

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Sibos 2017: Blockchain - reality or utopia

Sibos 2017: Blockchain - reality or utopia

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Sunny optimism faced off with hard-nosed pragmatism during an early Sibos session on blockchain in the cash and securities settlement space, as ConsenSys rep Monica Singer tried desperately to win over cynical bankers.

JPMorgan bids to revolutionise interbank payments with Quorum

JPMorgan bids to revolutionise interbank payments with Quorum

9 hours ago  |  2264 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 7 linkedin

JPMorgan is to pilot the application of cross-border interbank payments over its enterprise-ready distributed ledger and smart contract platform Quorum.

Digital Asset Holdings raises $40 million

Digital Asset Holdings raises $40 million

10 hours ago  |  1880 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 8 linkedin

Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain startup founded by former JPMorgan exec Blythe Masters, has raised over $40 million of Series B financing from existing and new investors, led by Jefferson River Capital.

BNP Paribas partners TCS for DLT-based corporate actions platform

BNP Paribas partners TCS for DLT-based corporate actions platform

15 hours ago  |  2999 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 7 linkedin

BNP Paribas has joined forces with Tata Consultancy Services in a bid to transform the tortuous corporate events lifecyle through the use of blockchain technology.

IBM uses blockchain to improve cross-border payments processing

IBM uses blockchain to improve cross-border payments processing

20 hours ago  |  5203 views  |  3 comments | 8 tweets | 13 linkedin

IBM is leading a project that uses public blockchain technology to make international payments in developing countries more efficient and less expensive.

Ripple looks to drive bank adoption with $300m XRP rebate programme

Ripple looks to drive bank adoption with $300m XRP rebate programme

13 October 2017  |  14385 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 3 linkedin

Ripple is hoping to tempt banks to jump onto its enterprise blockchain network by dangling a rebate, in the form of its XRP digital asset, to early commercial adopters.

Swift positive on blockchain, but big challenges remain

Swift positive on blockchain, but big challenges remain

13 October 2017  |  7877 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 20 linkedin

Early results from a blockchain proof-of-concept conducted by Swift with six of the co-operative's member banks indicate that DLT application can deliver the business functionalities and data richness required to support real-time liquidity monitoring and reconciliation.

Accuity partners R3 for financial crime screening on DLT

Accuity partners R3 for financial crime screening on DLT

12 October 2017  |  3911 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 11 linkedin

Compliance and KYC specialist Accuity has integrated its financial crime screening suite with R3's distributed ledger technology platform, Corda.

Ex-PayPal boss Thompson backs Canadian fintech Payment Rails

Ex-PayPal boss Thompson backs Canadian fintech Payment Rails

11 October 2017  |  5968 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 12 linkedin

Payment Rails, a Canadian startup building an API-first payouts platform for businesses, has won a high-profile backer in the shape of ex-PayPal president Scott Thompson, who has invested in the firm and signed on as a board advisor.

Fujitsu and top Japanese banks to trial DLT-based P2P mobile money system

Fujitsu and top Japanese banks to trial DLT-based P2P mobile money system

10 October 2017  |  5074 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 14 linkedin

Fujitsu is collaborating with Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial to conduct a joint field trial of a person-to-person money transfer service using blockchain technology.

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