06 October 2015

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Symphony strikes a chord with Google Alphabet

6 hours ago  | 0 comments | 3 tweets | 3 linkedin

Google Alphabet is to participate in a new round of funding for bank-backed messaging platform Symphony, valuing the startup at $650 million.

Winklevoss twins get NYDFS charter for bitcoin exchange

05 October 2015  | 0 comments | 11 tweets | 3 linkedin

The Winklevoss twins have launched their Gemini bitcoin exchange after receiving a charter from the New York Department of Financial services (NYDFS).

The Securities and Exchange Commission has struck a five year, $90 million contract with big data outfit Palantir Technologies to help it sniff out insider trading, according to Reuters.

More global banks back blockchain collaboration plan

29 September 2015  | 3 comments | 57 tweets | 49 linkedin

An initiative to create a set of global standards for the use of distributed ledger technology in financial markets has picked up momentum, with another 13 major banks - including BofA, Deutsche Bank and HSBC - throwing their weight behind the plan.

Two London-based fintech start-ups - Everledger, which uses the blockchain to record ownership of valuables, and Origin Markets, a platform which directly connects corporate bond issuers with institutional investors - have won the 2015 BBVA Open Talent Europe final.

LSE and Shanghai Stock Exchange in talks over trading link

22 September 2015  | 0 comments | 11 tweets | 3 linkedin

The UK and China are to launch a landmark feasibility study into linking the London and Shanghai stock exchanges, posing a threat to the recently-opened Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect initiative.

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