The Australian Securities Exchange (AS) has blamed an "unprecedented" hardware failure for problems on Monday that forced the bourse to open late and close early.
Shares in Bats Global Markets have soared on the back of speculation that it may be acquired by the venerable Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Thomson Reuters has agreed to buy trading technology firm Redi Holdings in a bid to boost its buy-side offering. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Latest Finextra paper finds blockchain has grown up during 2016, and explores industry’s efforts to exploit its potential in a shorter timeframe.
The Australian Stock Exchange was forced to close early on Monday following a day of problems caused by a hardware failure in a database used by the bourse's equities trading system.
Online investment platform AJ Bell Youinvest is tapping Amazon Echo to provide spoken portfolio valuations and market quotes to customers via the voice-activated device.
US exchanges, clearing houses, trade repositories and dealing platforms will have to test their systems for cyber-vulnerabilities at least once a quarter under new rules approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Thomson Reuters is partnering with Ethereum, Imperial College of London, UCL, and tech partners Oraclize, Crypto Compare and Ethcore to host a weekend-long blockchain hackathon in Canary Wharf, London.
The rapidly expanding R3 distributed ledger consortium has added its first exchange, in the shape of Brazilian giant BM&FBovespa.
The World Federation of Exchanges is calling for the creation of regulatory sandboxes for distributed ledger technology, to help industry efforts to explore and understand the impact of blockchain-based services in the capital markets.
Japan Exchange Group is talking up the transformational potential of the use of distributed ledgers in capital markets after analysing the results of proof of concept trials with member firms over the course of the past year.
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