Tag: distributed ledgers

The Hyperledger Project Welcomes 8 New Members

Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project welcomes eight new members to its ranks today; Beijing AiYi Digital Finance Technology; Broadridge Financial Solutions, a US-based financial services firm; Cloudsoft Corporation, a UK-based software developer; South Korean bitcoin services firm Coinplug; Australian deposit-taking institution Cuscal Limited; Eurostep Holdings, a Cyprus-based cross-industry product data management company; blockchain forensics firm Skry; Japanese arts & crafts company Soramitsu. As yesterday’s announcement states: since February of 2016, the …
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SWIFT Institute Sponsors Research Paper on Blockchains in the Securities Industry

Two blockchain researchers have released an 81-page paper exploring the impact of distributed ledgers on current post-trade securities processes in the financial securities industry. Michael Mainelli and Alistair Milne, authors of the report The Impact and Potential of Blockchain on the Securities Transaction Lifecycle – which was financed with a research grant from the SWIFT Institute – conducted several interviews and focus group meetings with industry veterans to separate the …
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Financial Players Fail To Create Global Use Cases For Blockchain Technology

Depending on how much credit one wants to give to mainstream media when it comes to Bitcoin and blockchain, all institutions are steering away from cryptocurrency as of late. This seems a rather strange train of thought, considering no bank has ever embraced Bitcoin officially. Banks Never Liked Bitcoin And Never Will Very few financial institutions or platforms have ever shown a remote interest in Bitcoin or cryptocurrency in general. …
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SWIFT Releases In-Depth Report on Distributed Ledgers

SWIFT has released a 20-page report on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) that takes a critical look at the current state of the technology as well as the technical and regulatory challenges of implementing DLTs in the financial services space. The report, SWIFT on distributed ledger technologies, was published with assistance from global consulting firm Accenture. The paper breaks down the exploration of DLTs in several sections: governance, data controls, compliance, …
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