CFTC Primer on Smart Contracts

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s LabCFTC today released, “A CFTC Primer on Smart Contracts.” This primer is part of LabCFTC’s effort to engage with innovators and market participants on a range of financial technology (FinTech) topics, and follows on a 2017 primer on virtual currencies and the agency’s recent FinTech Forward conference.

A Primer on Smart Contracts

Released: 11/27/2018

City of London Digital Transformation in Banking and Financial Services Event

Join Redspire and Microsoft for a Financial Services Business Leaders event in the heart of City of London. Hear from four world-class Senior keynote speakers and enjoy an intimate and informal presentation with Chris Brindley, ex-Metro Bank Helen Wilson, Microsoft UK’s Customer Success Director. Take the opportunity to ask direct questions on how you can successfully steer change within your own business and why it’s so important to do so now.

A Blockchain Grand Challenge: Smart Financial Derivatives

The following outlines a few of the major research questions being investigated: some of these are general research problems that affect blockchain/DLT development broadly, whereas others are very specific to financial derivatives, but all of these aspects must be solved, and their solutions combined effectively, to provide efficient and resilient solutions to the grand challenge.

A Pain in the Risk System Vendor Ask

 Recently, Aite Group turned to 29 buy-side risk managers to find out what features are most important to them when selecting a risk management system and why.

The Need for Speed - Part II

Opening up the market in South Africa: The need for speed part 2

New Studies on an Equities Distributed Ledger Address Volume Concerns

Exchange traded products such as futures and equities can show extreme volumes of transactions each day - could a distributed ledger support that level of throughput, given concerns over the complex consensus model for ledgers. Two new studies carry out detailed simulations to find the boundaries of ledger performance and show the way for future technology transformation in the capital markets.

The Inside Story of DerivHack | The Beginning of Something Big?

The inside story of DerivHack and how the ISDA CDM might be the beginning of something big

Would an OTC Derivatives Distributed Ledger Be a Benefit?

In this article, which references the World Economic Forum decision chart for DLT, we consider whether OTC Derivatives would benefit from a DLT for a specific use case.

FCA collaborates on new consultation to explore the opportunities of a Global Financial Innovation Network

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has, in collaboration with 11 financial regulators and related organisations, today announced the creation of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), building on the FCA’s proposal earlier this year to create a ‘global sandbox’.

Bill: The upshot is a group of regulators acting together to enable FinTech firms to develop new applications more easily than engaging with all the regulators individually.


Interesting Announcement on LedgerConnect from CLS and IBM

CLS, IBM and Banks go public on a DLT proof of concept as a foundation for future STP solutions