Germany's Commerzbank has hailed the potential of blokchain technology for money market trades, having successfully replicated a EUR100,000 Euro Commercial Paper transaction with a limited number of trading partners.
Wall Street's top regulator says that a 2016 breach at its corporate disclosure database may have enabled hackers to profit from trading on inside information.
JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon has upped the ante in his criticism of bitcoin, declaring the cryptocurrency a fraud and warning that he would fire any trader caught dealing in the coin for being "stupid".
Russia has stepped up its plans to exploit the potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) with the announcement that state-owned bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is to open a blockchain research centre in Moscow.
The respective regulators of the Hong Kong and Dubai financial markets have signed an agreement designed to further their mutual cooperation on all things fintech.
In a move that could aid MiFID II compliance, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX) and the UK's National Physical Laboratory have carried out an experiment which saw atomic clocks used to timestamp trades which were then recorded directly on a distributed ledger.
Investment bank Goldman Sachs has expanded the use of algorithmic trading in its fixed income division in a move that will treble the number of bonds included in the programme to 7,000.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged seven individuals with insider trading based on tips allegedly received from an IT consultant who worked on an M&A database at a large un-named New York bank.
UK capital markets technology outfit Options has scored a significant $100 million investment from New York-based private equity house Bregal Sagemount.
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.
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