ASX to offer blockchain free to lure early adopters – Risk.net
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will spearhead the use of blockchain to settle trades by offering the service free as an initial inducement to banks, instead of using industry-standard connections via Swift and AMQP.
tags: Fintech Blog Blockchain
Facebook may be looking to replicate a major feature from one of China’s top apps
Messaging has taken a different path in China. WeChat, which has over a billion users and is owned by Asia’s largest technology firm by value, Tencent, is more than just a messaging app. It’s what some analysts dub a “super-app” because it offers everything from mobile payments to the ability to book flights and even play games — all without leaving the app.
BCBS Statement on crypto-assets
The past few years have seen a growth in crypto-assets. While the crypto-asset market remains small relative to that of the global financial system, and banks currently have very limited direct exposures, the Committee is of the view that the continued growth of crypto-asset trading platforms and new financial products related to crypto-assets has the potential to raise financial stability concerns and increase risks faced by banks.
tags: Blog CryptoAssets
London Derivatives Exchange adds digital assets to hybrid platform – The TRADE Crypto
London Derivatives Exchange (LDX), formerly GMEX Exchange, has said it will launch security tokens and digital assets to its trading platform after spending two years developing a crypto trading solution.
tags: CryptoAssets Liquidity Blog
SEC Chair Clayton Affirms Agency’s Stance Ether Is No Longer a Security – CoinDesk
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s head has seconded a colleague’s analysis that one of the world’s most-prominent cryptocurrencies likely does not qualify as a security.
Ripple Only Had One Real Client In 2017 – Trolly McTrollface’s Blog
Ripple Labs likes to boast about its growing network of clients – financial institutions that supposedly use xCurrent or xRapid. Ripple claims this network of clients, the RippleNet, counted over 100 members by the end of 2017.