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Dawn Griffiths, Conyers Dill & Pearman

Bermuda: The world’s blockchain laboratory?

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:45

There is a sense of optimism in Bermuda that the success it has enjoyed over the years in respect of the ILS industry can, over the coming years, be replicated in the cryptocurrency and blockchain arena. »

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FinComEco and Block Commodities Limited announce blockchain crypto token collaboration agreement with Wala and the Dala Foundation

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 10:19

FinComEco Limited and African commodity trader Block Commodities Limited (BLCC) have entered into a strategic partnership with Wala, a blockchain-powered financial services platform, and Dala, a cryptocurrency token issuer, to develop scalable, blockchain-enabled financial platforms for developing markets.  »

Diego Guttierez Zaldivar, RSK

RSK chooses Decentral's Jaxx blockchain platform

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 09:56

RSK, a smart contract platform powered by the Bitcoin network, has launched on Decentral's Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet and multi-token digital platform, paving the way for RSK's open source platform to implement Ethereum-style smart contracts over the Bitcoin network. »

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ThinkMarkets launches blockchain-powered multi-asset exchange

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:34

ThinkMarkets is to launch a new multi-asset blockchain-based exchange, TradeConnect, which will allow investors to trade a wide range of financial products such as FX, commodities, precious metals, equities and cryptocurrencies. »

Philipp Pieper, Swarm

Swarm launches first major update to Swarm Asset Management Network Alpha

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 10:03

Swarm, a blockchain for private equity and hedge fund investments, has launched the first major update to the Swarm Asset Management Network Alpha. »

Somil Goyal, Adjoint

SoftServe and Adjoint team to accelerate blockchain automation

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 09:28

Digital consulting company SoftServe is partnering with Adjoint, a developer of distributed ledger technology, to accelerate automation through smart contracts and improve transactional privacy and security through blockchain in the financial and commodities industries. »

John Adam, FactSet

FactSet and CG Blockchain team up to provide order and execution management coupled with blockchain tech

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 09:14

FactSet, a provider of integrated financial information analytical applications, has formed a strategic relationship with CG Blockchain, a developer of blockchain technology for the investment industry. »

Ed Gouldstone, Linedata

Blockchain is driving asset management forward, says Linedata report

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:30

A new report sponsored by Linedata examines the application and benefits of distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the buy-side and what is required from both partners and regulators to facilitate, accelerate and maximise those benefits. »

Chris Humphries, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in the Cayman Islands

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 12:05

By Chris Humphries, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries – Blockchain technology offers an exciting, unprecedented and innovative opportunity for the Cayman Islands investment funds industry. Whilst cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) have been around for a number of years, we are now seeing a surge of activity in this area. Funds are being established in the Cayman Islands which will focus entirely on blockchain and cryptocurrency strategies. In addition, funds are seeking to innovate by accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment mechanism for subscription proceeds. »

Chris Humphries, Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries

Moving your FINTECH business to the Cayman Islands

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 11:34

By Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries – Initial Coin/Token Offerings (ICOs) are becoming an increasingly popular means of fundraising for new projects and utilise blockchain technology to do so. Over the past 9 months, we have seen a significant surge in interest in these projects with the Cayman Islands becoming the jurisdiction of choice for launching ICOs and other blockchain technology projects.  »

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