Korean Exchange Operator Intends Using Blockchain Tech for Off-Board Market

The Korea Exchange (KRX) said this week that it plans creating a blockchain technology platform to enhance the country's off-board trading market, according to a report in the Korean Times. KRX reports that it has...

Wall Street Vet on How Banks Will Make Cost Savings, Profits from Blockchain

I chatted with George Samman (Twitter: @sammantic) about banking with the blockchain. George is the former CMO of Fuzo which is using blockchain to bring financial inclusion to the developing world. He is also Committee...

US CFTC Commissioner Calls for Regulators to Embrace Blockchain Technology, Not Stifle It

One of the commissioners of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, J. Christopher Giancarlo, stated on Tuesday that regulators should accept technologies like the blockchain and not stifle innovation. At a meeting of the CFTC's...

Dubai Gov Incubator Creates Blockchain Council, Plans Projects for Commodities, Kraken Bitcoin Exchange

The Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation, a government incubator of innovative technologies, says that it is establishing a Global Blockchain Council to explore current and future applications of blockchain technology. The council will examine the implications of the technology on...

Research Identifies Challenges for Blockchain Clearing and Settlement

TABB Group, a London-based financial markets research firm, has completed a report that highlights challenges for transforming market settlement to blockchain-based systems. TABB research concurs there are major technological incentives for moving markets to the blockchain, namely decentralizing...

Japan’s Largest Tech & Financial Firms Collaborate on Blockchain Tech Enabled Financial Services

A cooperative effort has been announced between ORIX Corporation, ORIX Bank Corporation, The Shizuoka Bank, Ltd., NTT DATA Corporation, and NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. in which they have agreed to commence joint research toward...

IBM, Japan’s Largest Exchange Plan Joint Testing Blockchain Tech for Low Transaction Markets

The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and IBM have agreed to jointly test the potential of blockchain technology for trading in low transaction markets. IBM will work with JPX to jointly evaluate how the IBM open...

IBM Commits to Blockchain Availability for Exchanges, Banks, Financial Services

IBM today announced a number of initiatives spanning technology and business consulting that significantly expand its blockchain technology services and solutions. These offerings include a blockchain-as-a-service for developers, IBM "Garages" for blockchain app design and implementation...

Nasdaq Provides Blockchain Technology for Estonian Market’s Shareholder Voting

Estonia has been pushing boundaries by launching its Estonian e-Residency program, which allows anyone in the world to become a digital resident of Estonia, allowing people to found and manage Estonian companies online and...

Steven Lawrence Scholars: Blockchain Issuing & Trading Bonds in Closed & Open Pool Systems

In January, a paper examining how blockchain technology might be used to issue and trade bonds more effectively was published by the 2015 Freshfield Steven Lawrence Scholars. Aimed at first year law students in the UK,...