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 were 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.
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.
A major appeal of Blockchain, more generically described as “Distributed Ledger Technology” (DLT), from the perspective of financial market participants has been the promise of simpler and less risky operational processes. But this is only a part of its full potential and misses an even bigger story: how DLT will enable a big disruptive shift in the shape of financial market structure.