Blockchain Could Expand Central Bank Access, Says Bank of Japan

Blockchain Could Expand Central Bank Access, Says Bank of Japan

Central banks could allow access to accounts around the clock if they used blockchains or cryptocurrencies, a senior Bank of Japan official speculated last week. Speaking during a finance forum on 21st April, deputy governor Hiroshi Nakaso touched on the subject of...
The Next Phase of the Blockchain Consortium is Here

The Next Phase of the Blockchain Consortium is Here

Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis and corporate finance, and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday, exclusively to our...
Cambodia’s Central Bank Signs Deal to Develop Blockchain Tech

Cambodia’s Central Bank Signs Deal to Develop Blockchain Tech

The National Bank of Cambodia has reportedly inked an agreement with distributed ledger tech startup Soramitsu that will find the central bank contributing to its development projects. Announced today, the goal of the effort is to begin joint work on new payment...
BNP Paribas Taps Blockchain for Fund Distribution Platform

BNP Paribas Taps Blockchain for Fund Distribution Platform

A subsidiary of French banking giant BNP Paribas revealed today that it is utilizing blockchain tech for a fund-distribution platform currently in development. BNP Paribas Securities Services is working with investment manager AXA on the platform, with the stated goal...
Offense or Defense? How to Win the Blockchain Game

Offense or Defense? How to Win the Blockchain Game

Ben Jessel is a managing principal at Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry (and FIS company). In this opinion piece, Jessel discusses how organizations are adapting to blockchain technology, and how...
More Consortia? Banks See Model as Vital to DLT Efforts

More Consortia? Banks See Model as Vital to DLT Efforts

Nearly three-quarters of banks and asset managers see the consortium model as necessary for exploring distributed ledger tech, according to a new survey released last week. For the survey, international law firm Simmons & Simmons polled 200 C-suite representatives...
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