Tags: Fintech

Computershare, Citi and Credit Agricole invest in SETL blockchain

SETL, the London based institutional payment and settlement infrastructure provider which uses blockchain technology, has announced two banks – Citi and Credit Agricole – have invested. Citi and Credit Agricole, join Computershare, S2iEM and Deloitte as shareholders in the company. Additionally, Computershare has increased its investment with Stuart Irving, Group CEO of Computershare, joining the…

SARB assesses cryptocurrencies and blockchain

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) regards itself as having a responsibility to promote a sound and effectively regulated financial system. The SARB, therefore, has decided to try to take a balanced approach to technological innovations. This involves considering the potential benefits and risks of each innovation. Against this background the SARB recently established its…

Linux Foundation launches OFTF event to include blockchain

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit focused on open source innovation, has announced a new event with a cumbersome name: “Open FinTech Forum: AI, Blockchain, Kubernetes & Quantum on Wall Street” (aka OFTF). It will take place on October 10-11, 2018 in New York City. “We’ve created this event in part because we’re seeing strong interest…

Chain BLX debuts decentralized blockchain project

Chain BLX presented what it claims is a disruptive way to execute trades of any kind of digital securities to world leaders in technology, finance and government gathered at Davos. The presentation was a part of the One World Block Chain Event held during the World Economic Forum 2018. Chain BLX uses decentralized blockchain technology…

IHS Markit/Cambridge Blockchain ally for KYC

Cambridge Blockchain has announced a strategic alliance with IHS Markit. Through this the companies will offer integrated reference data, operations, and software to support utilities for the collection and management of know-your-customer information (‘KYC’). According t6o Guy Harrison, managing director and head of KYC Services at IHS Markit: “The creation of utilities and other consortia…

Guardtime and Metaco offer SILO for bank cryptocurrency custody

In Geneva last week, Guardtime and Metaco announced the launch of SILO, the aim of which is to enable banks to offer bank cryptocurrency custody for client assets. The SILO solution brings together software from Metaco with hardware from Guardtime. The latter is matters for Guardtime specializes in anti-tamper hardware. Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer…

Save your money, play “Blockchain: The Cryptocurrency Game”

Say Cheves Games (sic) is making its debut on Kickstarter with “Blockchain: The Cryptocurrency Game”. According to its creators, this (allegedly) action-based card game has strategy, risk, and interactive play involving the most popular concepts associated with cryptocurrencies. Players mine, trade, and store coins to fill the cold storage section of their vaults while planning…

ARK to accelerate all-in-one blockchain access

ARK has announced a release of ARK Deployer, a lightweight script enabling “Point. Click. Blockchain” systems. With this ARK seeks to create a blockchain solution with all the traditional benefits that come with blockchain networks and systems. In effect, ARK is a platform to enables users, developers and startup companies to access blockchain technologies and…

Caplinked launches TransitNet

CapLinked, an enterprise software company specializing in secure information sharing, has announced TransitNet. The latter is an open and unified blockchain framework for protecting digital assets and permanently recording data access during enterprise transactions. In this context, the average enterprise shares information with hundreds of external organizations each year as it executes its business operations.…

Blockchain design at Banco Santander

John Whelan oversees blockchain design as Banco Santander’s Blockchain Lab director. In effect he specializes in the application of blockchains, distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and smart contracts as they apply to a major player in the financial industry. The following extracts are from his contribution to CoinDesk’s ‘2017 in Review’; the full piece is here.…