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ZrCoin Crowdfunds Commodities Option on Blockchain

A group of international entrepreneurs have announced that they will be releasing a blockchain token backed by an industrial commodity. ZrCoin will be a derivative – the option to buy an equivalent amount of synthetic Zirconium Dioxide (ZrO2), a product used as a refractory material in numerous different manufacturing processes....
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ANX Introduces Blockchain Platform for Issuing & Managing Digital Assets

ANX International, a Hong Kong operator of cryptocurrency exchanges and white label platforms, is launching ANX Blockchain Services (ABS) on a global stage at the Cloud Expo Asia in Hong Kong today. ABS is a free cloud platform built on blockchain technology, providing a secure ecosystem for companies to issue digital assets through which...
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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, Citigroup, Fidelity, First Data, Fiserv, Mitsubishi UFJ, Nasdaq, State Street and Visa contributed to the development of the Chain Open Standard. Jim McCarthy, executive...
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Axoni, Markit Test Blockchain for Credit Default Swaps with BofA, Citi, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, DTCC

Earlier in April, seven firms announced the successful test of blockchain technology and smart contracts to manage post-trade lifecycle events for standard North American single name credit default swaps (CDS). The first of its kind initiative demonstrated that the complex events inherent to CDS, including payments, amendments, novations and compressions,...
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BNP Paribas, SmartAngels to Build Blockchain-Based Securities Register

BNP Paribas Securities Services, a custodian subsidiary of BNP Paribas, and French direct investment platform SmartAngels, have signed a strategic partnership to use blockchain technology for crowdfunding of private companies. The two partners will permit private companies to issue securities on the primary market and give investors access to the secondary market...
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Eris Plays Major Role in R3’s Latest Blockchain Test with 40 Global Banks

Eris Industries, a blockchain distributed applications developer, played a major role in R3's experiment with forty banking giants. The Eris Platform and tools were tested by all 40 banks on different blockchains, including a fully-permissionable ErisDB (eris:db) blockchain and a Go-Ethereum (geth) private blockchain. In the experiment, Eris delivered a smart contract suite...
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Bitcoin Derivatives Trader CryptoFacilities Now Supports Margin Netting, Bans US Residents

UK-regulated bitcoin derivatives exchange CryptoFacilities has released an update to its customers detailing recent service changes. It was announced that CryptoFacilities now support margin netting across Forward maturities. If customers set up a long position in one Forward maturity and a short position in another, only the position with the larger margin...
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Research Identifies Challenges for Blockchain Clearing and Settlement

TABB Group, a London-based financial markets research firm, has completed a report that highlights challenges for transforming market settlement to blockchain-based systems. TABB research concurs there are major technological incentives for moving markets to the blockchain, namely decentralizing trust, greater transactional transparency, an immutable record, compacting settlement periods, and the...
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IBM Majorly Commits to Blockchain Tech Availability for Exchanges, Banks, Financial Services, Logistics IoT

IBM today announced a number of initiatives spanning technology and business consulting that significantly expands its blockchain technology services and solutions. These offerings include a blockchain-as-a-service for developers, IBM "Garages" for blockchain app design and implementation in global financial hubs, blockchain-based IoT via the Watson platform, and an open blockchain technologies project with the London...
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CHAIN-FINANCE Holding 1st London Workshop on 16 Mar 2016 – “Can Blockchain Tech Improve Credit Markets?”

CHAIN-FINANCE, a provider of news, research and workshops on blockchain technologies for global financial services, today announced the debut of its first Blockchain-Finance Workshop in London on March 16, 2016. Speakers from Credits, Ethereum, Nxt, and the Stephen Lawrence Scholars will be contributing to the agenda. In January 2016 alone,...
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