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Coinbase raises $100m

Coinbase raises $100m

10 August 2017  |  10618 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 14 linkedin

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has joined the unicorn club after raising $100 million in a Series D funding round led by venture capital firm IVP.

SIX Swiss Exchange to apply DLT tech from Nasdaq in structured products line

SIX Swiss Exchange to apply DLT tech from Nasdaq in structured products line

09 August 2017  |  6260 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 7 linkedin

SIX Swiss Exchange is to investigate the prospect of using distributed ledger technology in its over-the-counter structured product business as part of its long-standing trading technology contract with Nasdaq.

Online retailer Overstock starts accepting Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum

Online retailer Overstock starts accepting Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum

09 August 2017  |  9143 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 8 linkedin

American e-commerce retailer Overstock has doubled down on its cryptocurrency bet, adding Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin to Bitcoin as payments options for nearly four million products on its site.

KBank to process Letters of Guarantee over distributed ledger framework

KBank to process Letters of Guarantee over distributed ledger framework

08 August 2017  |  5759 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 8 linkedin

Thailand's Kasikorn Bank says that by 2018 it wants to process at least one-in-twenty electronic Letters of Guarantee in its corporate credit business over a new distributed ledger platform developed in concert with IBM

Former Deutsche COO takes stake in DLT venture Cobalt

Former Deutsche COO takes stake in DLT venture Cobalt

03 August 2017  |  7698 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  |  12990 views  |  0 comments | 24 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.

Blockchain-based trade matching engine gets the nod from ING

Blockchain-based trade matching engine gets the nod from ING

01 August 2017  |  13817 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 22 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.

Blockchain-friendly banking startup Fiinu names Andy Briscoe chairman

Blockchain-friendly banking startup Fiinu names Andy Briscoe chairman

01 August 2017  |  9283 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 3 linkedin

Fiinu, a UK startup building a "blockchain-friendly" bank has added a pair of senior financial services industry veterans to its board.

Hong Kong Exchange plans blockchain-based share market

Hong Kong Exchange plans blockchain-based share market

01 August 2017  |  10665 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 13 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.

Blockchain book author launches $20m digital asset investment vehicle

Blockchain book author launches $20m digital asset investment vehicle

31 July 2017  |  8596 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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