The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is poised to launch a live blockchain trade finance platform within two months. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/hong-kongs-blockchain-trade-finance-platform-to-go-live-by-september/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Global investment management company BlackRock may be mulling a move into bitcoin futures, according to a report. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/report-worlds-biggest-asset-manager-blackrock-exploring-bitcoin/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Technology startups Nivaura and 20|30 are shaking up equity crowdfunding with the FCA and LSE. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/uk-financial-regulators-are-preparing-for-a-world-of-crypto-assets/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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Not a traditional firewall, the term denotes how Corda is able to limit communication between blockchain nodes operating in different environments. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/r3-launches-corda-enterprise-with-first-ever-blockchain-firewall/. …

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Crypto exchange Gemini has hired former NYSE chief information officer Robert Cornish to serve as its first chief technology officer. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-exchange-gemini-hires-former-nyse-tech-chief/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain developers are building “parallel financial networks,” according to a new report by Alliance Bernstein. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/new-report-says-crypto-is-building-parallel-financial-networks/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Having accepted its first deposit last week, Coinbase Custody is officially “open for business,” the exchange said Monday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/coinbases-new-custody-service-is-now-live/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Regulated token trader Templum Markets is partnering with CUSIP Global Services (CGS) to bring securities identification numbers to tokenized assets. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/registered-broker-templum-plans-security-identifiers-for-tokenized-assets/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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JD Finance, a subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, has announced a pilot issuance of asset-backed securities over a blockchain. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/jd-coms-finance-arm-to-issue-asset-backed-securities-on-a-blockchain/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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VanEck and SolidX have teamed up to list a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, despite regulatory obstacles that stymied prior attempts. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/vaneck-solidx-join-forces-in-new-bid-to-launch-bitcoin-etf/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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A bill introduced by New York Assemblyman Ron Kim would launch pilot programs testing cryptocurrencies as a community monetary system. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/lawmaker-wants-new-york-state-to-pilot-local-cryptocurrencies/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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China’s central bank has completed a blockchain-based system that digitizes checks in a move to counter fraud in the country. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/china-has-built-a-blockchain-system-that-could-replace-paper-checks/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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U.S.-based FX settlement provider CLS has made a $5 million investment in blockchain software startup R3. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/forex-firm-cls-invests-5-million-in-enterprise-blockchain-startup-r3/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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Thyssenkrupp successfully conducted a foreign exchange transaction using R3’s Corda blockchain in partnership with Germany’s Commerzebank. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/commerzbank-conducts-e500k-fx-transaction-using-r3s-corda/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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Deutsche Boerse AG is assessing whether to offer cryptocurrency-related products, a company exec has said during an event. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/this-german-stock-exchange-wants-to-launch-bitcoin-products/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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American Express announced a blockchain-based loyalty rewards program using Hyperledger’s technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/american-express-upgrades-rewards-program-hyperledger-blockchain/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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Accenture and Intel are to help develop a Hyperledger-based securities lending platform for the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/tel-aviv-stock-exchange-turns-to-blockchain-for-new-lending-platform/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Big financial market infrastructure players detailed their progress on blockchain conversions, with real timelines for going live, at Consensus 2018. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/capital-markets-blockchains-finally-getting-go-live-dates/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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In a first for interoperability, Axoni and Clearmatics have shown how a derivative contract written on one blockchain can be settled on another. This article is originally written and posted…

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Investment manager Brian Kelly is launching a blockchain-focused exchange-traded fund, or ETF, he announced Wednesday. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/wall-street-vet-brian-kelly-launches-blockchain-etf/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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The 600-member Crypto Valley Association has added venture capital firm Lakestar as a strategic partner. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-valley-association-taps-vc-firm-lakestar-strategic-partner/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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The latest “Project Jasper” tests have shown that distributed ledgers are effective at automating securities settlements in real-time. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/bank-of-canadas-dlt-trial-shows-instant-securities-settlement-possible/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all…

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Crypto trading platform Crypto Facilities, which helps the CME Group provide bitcoin futures contracts, will be launching ethereum futures today. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-futures-go-live-uk-trading-platform/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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Intercontinental Exchange, the firm that owns the New York Stock Exchange, is developing a bitcoin trading platform, according to a report. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/report-nyse-owner-ice-weighs-bitcoin-trading-platform-launch/. …

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Blockchain author William Mougayar is teaming up with Jabre Capital Partners to launch a blockchain investment fund for startups. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/author-william-mougayar-to-launch-blockchain-investment-fund/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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The Australian Securities Exchange provided an update on its plans to replace its settlement and clearing system with blockchain technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/australian-securities-exchange-eyes-end-2020-dlt-rollout/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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The fork of a fork of zcash made it onto Grayscale’s “conviction list.” This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/grayscale-adds-zcash-offshoot-zencash-crypto-investment-list/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News and Information.

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The fork of a fork of zcash made it onto Digital Currency Group’s “conviction list.” This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/digital-currency-group-adds-zcash-offshoot-zencash-crypto-investment-list/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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At the Synchronize 2018 conference in New York City, enterprise blockchains heavyweights made it clear they want to build ethereum-like platforms. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/blythe-masters-business-blockchain-wont-winner-takes/. …

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Blockchain could boost efficiency and cut costs in a housing sector that’s due for a digital overhaul, says Moody’s. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/moodys-blockchain-could-save-us-mortgage-industry-1-billion/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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Intercontinental Exchange CEO Jeffrey Sprecher said cryptocurrency futures contracts may be offered in the future. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ice-ceo-wont-rule-out-crypto-futures-launch/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto News…

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The firm founded by the “father” of mortgage-backed securities has partnered with blockchain startup Symbiont to shake up the mortgage industry. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-startup-symbiont-teams-wall-street-legend-ranieri/. …

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Riot Blockchain announced it would “investigate” creating a crypto exchange and futures product after acquiring a registered brokerage. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/riot-blockchain-acquires-futures-brokerage-after-crypto-pivot/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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