Thursday, July 27, 2017

Goldman Sachs Report Details Significant Benefits of Blockchain Technology

Goldman Sachs has recently released a report on blockchain, investigating the potential of the technology to revolutionise different market areas and to determine how effective its use might be in reducing the time, cost...

Shrewd Markets & Smart Settlement On Blockchains

Chain-Finance attended Professor Michael Mainelli’s seminar on Smart Settlement and Blockchain. Professor Mainelli talked about the copious research his group have been conducting on Mutual Distributed Ledgers (MDL). The Professor will be publishing a...

EY on Blockchain : What Happens When Value Moves Like Data?

Chain-Finance had a chance to discuss EY's distributed ledger strategy with Angus Champion de Crespigny. Angus is a Senior Manager in EY’s Financial Services Office where he leads the firm’s distributed infrastructure strategy for...

Sydney Stock Exchange Teams Up With Bit Trade Labs to Develop Blockchain Settlement System

Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX) has teamed up with Aussie startup Bit Trade Labs to develop a blockchain-based equities market settlement and registration system. The new system is intended for SSX's equities and private markets...

SWIFT Research Paper Concludes Permissioned Ledger Only Blockchain for Securities Settlement

Two prominent blockchain tech researchers, Michael Mainelli and Alistair Milne, have produced a working paper for the SWIFT Institute on the potential impact of blockchain technology on the securities industry. Mainelli is the leader of...

Asian Blockchain Interest Rises as Major Banks, FIs Look to Boost Efficiency, Cut Costs

Blockchain technology gains momentum in Asia as major financial services firms are exploring the tech in hopes to gain in efficiency and cut costs. In Asia, Japanese banks and financial services firms have been undeniably...

Chain Releases Open Blockchain Protocol Developed with 9 Major Financial Institutions

Blockchain technology provider Chain has released an open source blockchain protocol developed over the last 18 months through partnership with various financial services firms. Capital One, Citi, Fidelity, First Data, Fiserv, Mitsubishi UFJ, Nasdaq, State...

Russia’s Central Securities Depository Trials NXT Blockchain-Based E-Proxy Voting Prototype

Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD), the country’s sole central securities depository, has tested a blockchain-based e-proxy voting system using the NXT blockchain platform. The NSD provides settlement services for government bonds, municipal bonds and corporate...

German Tech Entrepreneurship Center Shortlists Startups for Blockchain Innovation Award

The German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) , a Berlin campus promoting technology and entrepreneurship, has shortlisted startups for its Blockchain Innovation Award, which is sponsored by Globumbus and RWE. The competition was apparently strong, as GTEC received over...

Morgan Stanley: Blockchains’ Major Potential & Hurdles to Adoption in Banking

Morgan Stanley Research recently released a Global Insights report asking the question, "Blockchain in Banking: Disruptive Threat or Tool?" The investment bank's in-depth study highlights various misconceptions about blockchain technology and identifies 10 hurdles to making...