BNP Paribas Securities Services has announced a new partnership with Digital Asset to design a number of real-time trade and settlement apps using DAML smart contracts. The new apps will provide market participants in Asia Pacific with real-time access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX)’s anticipated DLT -based trading and […]
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Digital asset exchange, Bitfinex, and digital asset custody provider, Koine, have launched an institutionally oriented post-trade service, enabling investors to mitigate counterparty risk and the use of private keys in the clearing and settlement of cryptocurrencies. Koine customers gain access to a post-trade solution from a business licensed by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, a service specifically designed for institutional […]
Seed CX’s digital asset exchange (SXCM) is now open 22 hours a day, five days a week. The firm plans to move to 23/7 trading in the near futures, and says that the goal of SCXM’s extended hours is to “provide global traders with greater flexibility for trading”, giving market participants the ability to buy […]
Gavin Wells is leaving Digital Asset, where he has served as head of Europe, based in London. He is due to leave the firm next month, having joined in mid-2016. Wells had previously been at LCH Clearnet (LCH), where he was global head of ForexClear. He joined LCH in 2008 and led the team that designed and implemented the ForexClear service, which was launched in March 2012. Prior to LCH, Wells was at Citi, where he was a managing director in the FICC business. He spent 15 years at Citi in a variety of roles across FX trading, e-commerce and IT.
Distributed ledger technology (DLT) provider Digital Asset has announced that Blythe Masters, the company’s CEO since formation in 2015, has asked to step down as CEO for what the company terms “personal reasons”.
AG Gangadhar, who joined the company’s board of directors in April, has been appointed the board chairman and will serve as the acting CEO until a permanent CEO is named. The frim says Masters will remain involved in the company as a board member, strategic advisor and shareholder.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has completed its proof-of-concept for using a distributed ledger based solution to manage the clearing and settlement of US Treasury, Agency, and Agency Mortgage-Backed repurchase agreement (repo) transactions.
Working with Digital Asset, the two companies have demonstrated the successful netting of “start” leg repo transactions with prior end-of-day net securities obligations in the DTCC environment. With Phase One now complete, DTCC and Digital Asset have progressed to Phase Two, where they will form a Stakeholder Working Group comprised of leading market participants active in the $3 trillion per day U.S. repo and related transaction market to collect independent feedback and ensure the solution is aligned with industry needs.
It’s nice to know that P&L’s managing editor is not the only one who needs to get stuff off his chest, deputy editor Galen Stops has real blockchain fatigue, and it’s hard not to agree with him. Is blockchain a solution looking for a problem? Well not exactly, it’s a fascinating development that is probably going to have a long and lasting impact on the financial services industry, but just for now, can’t we just talk about something else until something tangible happens?
Digital Asset, a developer of distributed ledger technology, has hired Carol Mathis as its chief financial officer (CFO). Mathis joins from RBS Corporate and Institutional Bank, where she was a managing director and chief operating officer for the past three years. Prior to that, she was chief financial officer for more than 12 years. Before […]
Gavin Wells is the new Head of Europe of software company, Digital Asset Holdings, the company confirms. Wells had previously been at LCH Clearnet (LCH), where he was global head of ForexClear. Wells joined LCH in 2008 and led the team that designed and implemented the ForexClear service, which was launched in March 2012. He […]