Blockchain

BondbloX wants you to trade bonds just like stocks

It’s been a seven-year build but finally Singapore-based fintech BondEvalue has brought together the partnerships and the capital to open its landmark electronic exchange for bonds to retail investors. First, Citi, an existing shareholder, has become the first digital custodian on the novel venue, BondbloX Bond Exchange (BBX). This now makes it possible for any Citi buy-side custody client to

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Blockchain

BitMEX builds towards centralized crypto’s future

It’s not a good time to run a centralized crypto exchange. Less than a year has transpired since the FTX collapse and much of the crypto landscape is a smoking ruin. Financial institutions are still working on enterprise blockchain solutions to recreate crazy crypto’s efficiencies in their own operations, but that’s not “crypto”. The fraudulent or just dumb business models

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Blockchain

China’s blockchain agenda marches on – without tokens

Claude Huang contributed to this story. China is racing ahead with blockchain-related projects in a bid to reshape its digital infrastructure, but without the tokens that are core to crypto-related projects in the rest of the world. The most prominent, and best known to the international financial community, is its digital yuan. The eRMB is not based on distributed-ledger technology:

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Fintech

Marketnode ready to digitalize debt markets

Marketnode, a joint venture between Singapore Exchange and government-linked investment group Temasek, supported its first transaction last year in the form of commercial paper issued by OCBC Bank. Now the blockchain-based fintech is on the cusp of expanding its services to a broader range of instruments and products. Rehan Ahmed, general manager and head of product at Marketnode, said, “When

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EU/Luxembourg Update: New Blockchain/ DLT Pilot Regime for Financial Instruments Becomes Effective on March 23

By Dr. Jan Boeing and Maxime Barthez[1], Luxembourg and the EU have taken an important step forward in the area of blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (“DLT”). With a view to removing regulatory hurdles to the issuance, trading and post-trading of many financial instruments for which an EU regulatory framework already exists (such as the regulation of transferable securities, units

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Blockchain

Bond association tackles DLT’s impact on liquidity

As banks continue experimenting with issuing digital-native bonds, the industry is starting to think about whether a future of blockchain-based securities poses the risk of fragmenting liquidity. This is the question that the International Capital Markets Association is addressing. The association, headquartered in Switzerland and representing banks active in debt securities markets, has recently created a new role to research

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Blockchain

BMW Partners With Coinweb to Develop Blockchain-Based Vehicle Financing Automation and Loyalty Program in Thailand

BMW, the luxury car manufacturer, has partnered with Coinweb, a decentralized blockchain layer 2-based company, to introduce blockchain-based tools to its operations. The company will develop blockchain-based automation for vehicle financing processes, and also a rewards program for customers of the automotive company adapted to compliance processes in Thailand. BMW to Introduce Blockchain to Its Operations More companies are introducing

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