The initiative became known as the Utility Settlement Coin (USC) Project, with a core objective; the creation of a peer-to-peer digital cash asset to settle tokenised transactions with finality.
The payment solution needed to be:
Having established that these aims were both theoretically and technically possible, the consortium members took a step toward building the system, to enable ‘on-chain’ payment, by investing in the creation of Fnality International (Fnality).
Fnality now boasts 20 major institutions as shareholders: Banco Santander, Barclays, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, CIBC, Commerzbank, DTCC, Euroclear, Goldman Sachs, ING, KBC Group, Lloyds Banking Group, Mizuho Financial Group, MUFG Bank, Nasdaq Ventures, Nomura, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, State Street Corporation, UBS, and WisdomTree.
Jan has 20+ years of experience across multinational listed financial services groups and entrepreneurial growth ventures. He has worked as CFO, founder, and in commercial roles covering business development, product innovation, and corporate development. His sector exposure includes banking, insurance, payments, and fintech. Jan has a keen interest in technology and how it is changing the business and entrepreneurial landscapes. He is a chartered accountant with a masters degree in history and qualifications in finance and marketing.
Adam has 18+ years experience working with corporates and start-ups in technical roles from developer to CTO. He has worked as an architect in several large investment banks focussing on treasury. With a particular interest in progressing technology in new and interesting ways, specifically providing solutions that are scalable, reliable and decentralised, he has experience of building operations teams to support such systems.
He brings knowledge from a number of industry sectors including banking, insurance and retail.
Nicola has significant experience in a range of technology environments including digital banking, payments, eCommunication & Cognitive Computing. Her expertise includes strategy development, implementation and day-to-day operations of digital technology products and services that impact a company's bottom line. At Fnality, Nicola is responsible for the definition and execution of strategies to deliver on company objectives by building strong consumer relationships.
She takes the lead in creating and reaching measurable growth targets and the delivery of on-going business performance reporting
A highly driven entrepreneurial People & Talent leader with global experience delivering HR solutions for listed and scale-up companies across Ad-Tech, FinTech and HR-Tech, one of which he founded. Rob's mission is to help people and opportunity meet. He is focussed on driving business results for Fnality through hiring, engaging and helping develop the best talent in the market who are passionate, smart and bring with them a learning mindset.
Gary combines legal excellence with a deep understanding of business, technology and policy drivers to deliver first rate advice. Before joining Fnality International, Gary practised law at a global investment bank and at leading firms in England and Australia. His work in FinTech has been recognised by FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe and Legal500 UK. He holds a law degree from The University of Melbourne, as well as qualifications in finance and music.
Angus started his journey in Fnality as Senior Commercial and Regulatory advisor. Prior to joining Fnality, Angus spent 25 years in regulatory and financial markets within both corporate and investment bank businesses. This includes global transaction banking and markets covering derivatives, securities, FX, collateral management, cash management, trade finance, and market infrastructure. His strengths are his proven track record of regulatory advocacy, his ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder and client relationships at all levels and programme management delivery.
Myles has operated at the intersection of technology, operations, and financial services for 25+ years since early in his career as a strategic management consulting and subsequently in a variety of senior capital markets roles. Myles brings to Fnality a deep understanding of financial markets and complex products which he gained leading a global business that managed capital, liquidity, and funding of a Tier 1 bank through market facing activity. Both as a consultant and within banking, Myles is an innovator and was a strong advocate of Fnality when the idea was first introduced in the latter half of the 2010s.
Fnality International is an active member of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA). Our aim was to join with a global community of leaders, adopters, innovators, developers, and businesses, who collaborate on creating an open, decentralized web that drives interoperability for businesses and consumers worldwide. In order to accelerate the adoption, Fnality International collaborates with the other EEA members to set up standards that will benefit all industries, and to provide research and development in a range of areas, including privacy, confidentiality, scalability, and security.
For more information visit - https://entethalliance.org/
Fnality International is member of the International Securities Services Association (ISSA), a not-for-profit, international organisation that brings together influential securities services leaders, experts, regulators, and other industry stakeholders to foster international coordination and collaboration. Fnality International is collaborating with the members’ community to actively contribute to the development and promotion of DLT centric solutions.
For more Information visit - https://www.issanet.org/