As we build out financial market infrastructures (FMIs) based on distributed ledger technology (DLT), face-to-face human interaction has much to contribute to the pace and direction of progress. This truth was self-evident at SWIFT’s Sibos 2019 conference, attended by 11,000-plus delegates at ExCeL London. I was privileged to moderate a panel discussion on the possible paths toward efficient digital cash settlement; a prerequisite step to realising new efficiencies, risk reductions and value in DLT-based financial markets.
The Fnality team is very pleased to be part of AFME’s 2nd Annual Capital Markets Technology and Innovation Conference. Engaging with the industry is an essential part of what we all need to do as we look at changing the capital markets part of our business. If you are there, we hope you’ll stop by our stand. Daniel Heller, our Head of Regulatory Affairs will be speaking on a panel on Friday too.
Fnality and Finteum are partnering to deliver a blockchain-based solution for settling FX swaps transactions.
Mizuho joins list of Fnality shareholders
Fnality is making rapid progress towards the realisation of USC as the payment on-chain for tomorrow’s financial markets.
We often read that we live in an increasingly polarised society, retreating too easily into digital echo chambers, inhabited only by like-minded souls. We also see divided opinions in the financial sector, such as over the adoption of technology innovations. When assailed on either side by fierce optimists and implacable sceptics, the pragmatist will remember that any new platform multiplies its chances of success by attracting a large and diverse range of participants.
Among the new technologies being explored, the crypto asset space is perhaps the most controversial. Certainly, it has earned many column inches, from Bitcoin’s surges in Q4 2017 and Q3 2019 to Libra’s recent launch. True...
Delivering a 'peer-to-peer' digital settlement asset for wholesale banking
In this third article in a series, we examine some methods for creating tokenized assets on a blockchain and set out some of the necessary prerequisites. Cryptocurrency was lauded as a way to control the supply and issuance of a medium of exchange without a third party. Making transparent the supply and issuance of this currency decouples it from unforeseen political events, such as quantitative easing.
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In this second of a series posts, we explore how a distributed Financial Market Infrastructure (dFMI), a Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) based on a blockchain protocol, could have a system of governance that satisfies the relevant legal and regulatory frameworks and takes advantage of the improved economic mechanism features that blockchain can offer.