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Forex Network Chicago: A Virtual Conference with a Difference

Next week on September 23 and 24, Profit & Loss hosts the latest of its virtual conferences, Forex Network Chicago, but this time things are different, with the addition of virtual exhibition booths for delegates to pop into during breaks between the panels. Registered attendees will be able to enter our exhibitor booths to see […]

ConsenSys Acquires JP Morgan’s Blockchain Platform

Blockchain software company ConsenSys today announced the acquisition of Quorum, an enterprise-variant of the Ethereum blockchain launched by JP Morgan (JPM) in 2016. The two firms have a history of collaboration after leading the creation of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, whose aim is to bring a Mainnet Ethereum client, Hyperledger Besu, to the Linux Foundation, […]

Digital Transformation Should Be Industry, Not Firm, Wide: R3

Enterprise software firm R3 has called for a new, broader approach to digital transformation, which targets entire industries, rather than individual companies. Citing a Broadridge Next-Gen Technology Pulse Survey which found that 97% of companies have benefited from technologies that enable digital interaction and that 99% of companies are now changing their technology strategy and […]

In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast, Colin Lambert casts his eye over a new challenge facing Refinitiv Benchmarks over the London 4pm Fix – something he confesses to not have even considered in the past, and then gives his thoughts on a small, but potentially important change at CME Group on its FX Link service. He is […]

Vanguard Advances Blockchain Pilot

Vanguard, in partnership with technology provider Symbiont, announced today the completion of the first phase of a blockchain pilot designed to digitise the issuance of asset-backed securities (ABS). In close collaboration with a large US ABS issuer, as well as BNY Mellon, Citi, and State Street, Vanguard successfully modeled the full lifecycle of an ABS […]

ADAM Appoints its First CEO

The Association for Digital Markets (ADAM) announces the appointment of Jeffrey Blockinger, former chief legal officer of Och-Ziff Capital Management (now Sculptor Capital), as the group’s first CEO. ADAM was initially created in late 2018 by a group of financial services and technology firms leading developments in the digital asset and blockchain space,  to develop a Code of […]

SEBA Bank, Tokensoft Partner for Asset Tokenisation

Switzerland’s SEBA Bank AG, which provides digital and traditional asset services, and Tokensoft International AG, a technology platform, announce a strategic partnership in asset tokenisation. As part of the partnership, the firms say Tokensoft’s platform will become an integral component of SEBA’s asset tokenisation services. US-based Tokensoft Inc provides the technology to Tokensoft for the […]

Facebook’s Libra Outlines New Approach

Libra, the digital currency Facebook set out to launch through the Libra Association last June, is taking a new direction, according to a new blog post released today, “Libra Developers: The Path Forward”. Notably, the new path no longer involves just a single, multi-currency coin backed by a basket of assets, but will begin with […]

In the FICC of It

There is plenty on the run sheet for this week’s podcast as Galen Stops quizzes Colin Lambert over a report that links FX swaps liquidity and spreads to spot. Lambert confesses to being a little puzzled over some of the statements in the report and willingly confesses to Stops’ accusation of him being an FX […]

Can Symbiont’s Blockchain Solution Change How FX Trades?

For many years, Symbiont deliberately avoided touching FX. But now, having partnered with Vanguard, it is building a decentralised network for FX trading that it claims could represent a major inflection point for the industry. Galen Stops reports. One thing that the team at Symbiont, a blockchain technology company founded in 2013, are adamant about […]