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Setback for Bitcoin?

To underline the point made in the previous article, this week the SEC rejected an application to create the first bitcoin-backed exchanged trade fund or ETF. The application came from the sometimes controversial Winklevoss twins, which may or may not have had anything to do with the result. Based on the SEC’s decision, it seems unlikely that […]

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The world’s first blockchain-enabled media trading platform is set to launch in the fourth quarter of 2017

To perhaps round out the question of adoption speed, the – unregulated – world of digital advertising has a new entrant this week in the form of NYIAX, or New York Interactive Advertising Exchange. The new intermediary will seek to improve the way that digital ad buyers and sellers do business. The NYIAX will use […]

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Leap Frogging Land Law

Environments without existing or with very old infrastructure can leap frog their peers by taking advantage of new digital technologies. In Tbilisi, Georgia, they are using Blockchain to transform the Land Registry.

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How will central banks deal with fiat digital currencies?

ECB and Digital Currency?

Yves Mersch, a Member of the European Central Bank’s Executive Committee and former Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg gave a speech this week in Helsinki, describing some of the opportunities and challenges that central banks face as they consider the possibility of issuing an official digital currency. A fiat version of a bitcoin, […]

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How will blockchain be regulated, asks FINRA

Securities Regulation and Blockchain

A very interesting report from FINRA was released on Wednesday, identifying areas that need to be considered by Securities Industry participants that are exploring the use of DLT, or Distributed Ledger Technology, to replace traditional centralised infrastructure. The paper concentrates on clearing and settlement and asks a series of questions about aspects of the ongoing […]

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What’s Ahead for Fintech in 2017?

Having robust structured data as the foundation for FinTech applications will only improve the utilisation and utility of both.

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XBRL US Forms Blockchain Working Group

XBRL US has launched a new Working Group to establish a standardised method to represent a token across all blockchain networks.

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Data Amplified Speakers Tackle Blockchain

Speakers at Data Amplified will bring insight into the way that data standards and emerging technologies like Blockchain, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence are repositioning both public and private organisations in an increasingly transparent environment.

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Blockchain Disruption

Why do we talk about blockchain so much? Because in this new paradigm, a standard that is powerful in its flexibility, increases efficiency and facilitates the collection and sharing of data that is higher in quality and easier is necessary.

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Bank Blockchain Case Study to be Presented at Data Amplified

At Data Amplified, we’ll be examining a case study of the efforts made by Deloitte and an Irish bank to record and report on product offerings and customer interactions and trades for MiFID II reporting.

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