10 February 2016

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European Commission confirms MiFID II delay

European Commission confirms MiFID II delay

10 hours ago  |  2949 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 17 linkedin

The European Commission has confirmed a one-year delay to the introduction of new trading rules for capital markets firms under the MiFID II regime.

Markit acquires syndicated loans tech from JPMorgan

Markit acquires syndicated loans tech from JPMorgan

09 February 2016  |  2148 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 4 linkedin

Markit has acquired syndicated loan technology from JPMorgan in a bid to ease third party connectivity issues for market participants and shorten loan settlement timeframes. Financial terms were not disclosed.

It may take ten years, but blockchain tech will totally transform capital markets

It may take ten years, but blockchain tech will totally transform capital markets

03 February 2016  |  7636 views  |  0 comments | 25 tweets | 19 linkedin

European clearing and settlement agency Euroclear has called on financial market participants to collaborate and embrace the long-term potential of blockchain technologies for cutting IT costs and driving down post-trade and securities servicing fees.

Goldman and IBM join Digital Asset Holdings funding round

Goldman and IBM join Digital Asset Holdings funding round

02 February 2016  |  5009 views  |  1 comments | 12 tweets | 1 linkedin

Goldman Sachs and IBM have jumped aboard Digital Asset Holdings' recent investment round, taking the blockchain startup's haul to more than $60 million.

JPMorgan begins blockchain trial - FT

JPMorgan begins blockchain trial - FT

01 February 2016  |  4559 views  |  0 comments | 19 tweets | 16 linkedin

JPMorgan has begun a trial project to test the use of blockchain technology in its loan trading operations, according to a report in the Financial Times.

DTCC calls for industry coordination on distributed ledger tech

DTCC calls for industry coordination on distributed ledger tech

25 January 2016  |  3856 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 13 linkedin

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has pitched itself as the coordinator of an industry-wide investigation into whether distributed ledger technology is the answer to "certain limitations" in the post-trade process.

Financial industry giants join $50m Digital Asset Holdings funding round

Financial industry giants join $50m Digital Asset Holdings funding round

21 January 2016  |  8522 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 20 linkedin

Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain startup helmed by former JP Morgan luminary Blythe Masters, has raised more than $50 million in a funding round joined by some of the biggest names in financial services, including Citi, Deutsche Börse and Santander InnoVentures. One of the investors, the ASX, has also handed Digital Asset a contract to design a post-trade settlement system using distributed ledger technology.

R3 runs blockchain proof-of-concept with eleven banks

R3 runs blockchain proof-of-concept with eleven banks

20 January 2016  |  8937 views  |  1 comments | 30 tweets | 31 linkedin

Bank-backed blockchain collaboration outfit R3 has announced the completion of a distributed ledger experiment involving eleven of the world's largest financial institutions.

Markit to buy Loan/SERV position reconciliation tech assets

Markit to buy Loan/SERV position reconciliation tech assets

11 January 2016  |  2559 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 4 linkedin

Financial data outfit Markit has agreed to buy the position reconciliation technology assets of Loan/Serv from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Financial terms have not been disclosed.

Crazy fintech predictions for 2016

Crazy fintech predictions for 2016

04 January 2016  |  23890 views  |  3 comments | 108 tweets | 63 linkedin

Pascal Bouvier, newly installed as a venture partner with Santander Innoventures fintech venture fund, dusts off his crystal ball and peers into the not-too-distant fintech future.

Nasdaq sees in the New Year with first blockchain transaction

Nasdaq sees in the New Year with first blockchain transaction

04 January 2016  |  9345 views  |  1 comments | 34 tweets | 32 linkedin

Nasdaq is claiming a major step forward in the use of blockchain technology in capital markets after documenting a successful private securities transaction via its distributed ledger-based Linq platform.

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