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What DTCC’s IBM Blockchain Transition ‘Reimagining’ Credit Derivatives Signifies

By Roger Aitken for Forbes

On the heels of the announcement by the U.S. Depository Trust Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) transitioning a central part of its financial infrastructure onto a blockchain, the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry that processes trillions of dollars, many are wondering what it means for the blockchain market’s future. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, Government activities, TradingTech

January 23, 2017

Mercuria introduces blockchain to oil trade with ING, SocGen

By The Business Times

[DAVOS] Trading house Mercuria is working with banks ING and Societe Generale on the first large oil trade based on blockchain technology, as the tradition-bound oil industry tests out digital technology. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, TradingTech

January 21, 2017

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Top Business-to-Business Wealth Tech Players

By Julie Muhn for Finovate Blog

If you’ve been following our series on wealth tech, you’ve seen our analysis of the industry as a whole, a review of the top trends, and an examination of B2C wealth tech players. (more…)

About, SME, TradingTech

January 21, 2017

U.S. Financial Regulatory Agency Explores Blockchain’s Impact On Securities Trading

By Lester Coleman for CryptoCoinsNews

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released a report on blockchain’s impact on the securities industry in its efforts to support financial institutions investing in the technology.

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Blockchain, Fintech news, Government activities, TradingTech

January 21, 2017

This App Wants to Help You Trade Stocks Based on Trump Tweets

By Jeremy Quittner for Fortune

Professional traders and hedge fund managers apparently have algorithms and models to account for market turbulence from President-elect Donald Trump’s t weets. Now you can too. (more…)

About, news, TradingTech

January 14, 2017

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China: Citic Goldstone, Huagai Capital back $29m Series B in Tiger Brokers

By Tomas S. Noda III for Deal Street Asia

Tiger Brokers Co, a Beijing-based online brokerage company, has raised up to $29 million (RMB 200 million) in a Series B funding round participated in by Citic GoldStone Fund Management Co Ltd, and Huagai Capital. (more…)

About, China, Deals, Fintech news, TradingTech

December 28, 2016

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Fintech Startup Cobalt DL Receives Investment from Citi

By FinSMEs

Cobalt DL, a London, UK-based FX post-trade processing network based on distributed ledger technology, received an investment from Citi.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Deals, Fintech news, TradingTech

December 22, 2016

State Street Is Testing Blockchain for Securities Lending

By Fortune

State Street has tested a blockchain system that it hopes can be used to streamline the securities lending process as the financial industry accelerates efforts to adopt the emerging technology. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Fintech news, TradingTech

December 22, 2016

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Goldman, JPMorgan to invest in blockchain startup Axoni -sources

By Olivia Oran and Anna Irrera for Reuters

Dec 19 Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and a group of other financial institutions including inter-dealer broker ICAP Plc’s venture arm are finalizing an investment in blockchain startup Axoni, people familiar with the deal said this week. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Deals, Fintech news, TradingTech

December 21, 2016

Citi investing in fintech firm to examine mystery of flash crashes

By Bloomberg News

Sudden jolts in the currency market may be becoming more frequent, with at least three flash crashes over the course of 14 months. But there is some hope in finding out their causes more quickly. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, TradingTech

December 20, 2016

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Fundchain Unveils First Insight of Blockchain Proof-Of-Concept for the Investments Funds Industry: The Smart TA

By LTP

The Luxembourg-based blockchain consortium initiated during the summer is now ready to unveil its first outcomes following six months of collaborative work. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Fintech news, TradingTech

December 17, 2016

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Startup wealth manager Scalable Capital has attracted €100 million in just 10 months

By  for Business Insider

LONDON — Scalable Capital, a so-called “robo advisor” online wealth manager, has passed over €100 million (£83.8 million) in assets less than a year after launching.

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Deals, Fintech news, TradingTech

December 15, 2016

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UK online trading school Investoo.com raises $2 million

By  for tech.eu

UK-based online trading school and education platform Investoo has raised $2 million in funding from Optimizer Invest, Kinetic Investments and Right Casino’s Sam Miranda.

(more…)

About, Deals, news, TradingTech

December 15, 2016

Korean Blockchain Service Platform Receives State-Authorized Certification

By Samburaj Das for CryptocoinsNews

Korean Fintech startup Blocko’s blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) middleware platform Coinstack has received the state-authorized ‘First Class Gold Software (GS) Certificate’. The recognition that could conceivably see adoption of its blockchain toolkit among public agencies. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, Government activities, Korea, TradingTech

December 15, 2016

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This Blockchain Startup Allows Confidential Trades

By Fortune

Digital Asset’s latest tech solves big privacy issue. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, TradingTech

December 8, 2016

Saxo Bank Open API to wire up China’s Phoenix Finance

By finextra

Saxo Bank, the multi-asset investment and trading specialist, and Phoenix Finance, a financial technology firm, signed a MOU to form a white label partnership. The integration process will start in Q1 2017.

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Banks, China, Fintech news, TradingTech

December 6, 2016

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Asia’s Largest Stock Exchange Operator Forms Blockchain Consortium in Japan, Trials in 2017

By Samburaj Das for CryptocoinsNews

A number of companies have joined the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) To form a consortium that will develop a proof-of-concept blockchain solution for capital market infrastructure. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, Japan, TradingTech

December 1, 2016

AI Driven Investment Bank Euklid Closes Seed Funding at €10M Valuation

By FinSMEs

AI driven investment bank Euklid has completed its first seed funding.

Two unnamed financial industry vetarans made the approx. €375/400k investment in exchange of a 3/4% stake in the company. Following the closing of this seed, which valued the company at €10M, Euklid is to move its Headquarters to London* in order to implement their international strategies. The funds will allow the company to establish a NewCo in the UK and a RAIF fund in Luxembourg. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Cryptocurrencies, Deals, Fintech news, TradingTech

November 22, 2016

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New Software Brings Multiple Blockchains Into One Network, Will Target Crypto Investing

By Elliot Maras for CryptocoinsNews

Gavin Wood, former CTO of Ethereum and the founder of Parity Technologies, has partnered with a company called Melonport AG on a software for asset managers that supports interoperability among different blockchains with different proof of identity features. The first use will be cryptocurrency portfolios. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, TradingTech

November 19, 2016

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Myanmar’s Yangon Stock Exchange to Establish Blockchain-based Stock Exchange

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Daiwa Securities Group, a Tokyo-based securities brokerage, will be working with Myanmar’s Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) to establish a Blockchain-based stock exchange by integrating Daiwa’s equity trading into the Yangon exchange platform. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, Japan, Myanmar, TradingTech

November 17, 2016

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Wells Fargo partners SigFig on rob-advisor service

By Finextra

Wells Fargo is working with San Francisco-based wealth management technology startup SigFig on a digital advisory service that the bank will begin piloting next year. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Bots, Fintech news, PFM/PFP services, TradingTech

November 16, 2016

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Trading simulator TradeHero gets acquired by competitor Ayondo

By  for TechInAsia

TradeHero has found a hero of its own. The Singapore-based trading simulator startup has been acquired by Germany-headquartered Ayondo, a group that “invests in new technology and high-growth business models” in the banking sector. The group offers similar services to TradeHero. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Singapore, TradingTech

November 15, 2016

Quantopian Raises $25M in Series C Financing

By FinSMEs

The round was led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz with participation from earlier investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Steve Cohen’s Point72 Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and Spark Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Alex Rampell, a General Partner with Andreessen Horowitz is joining Quantopian’s Board of Directors. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, TradingTech

November 15, 2016

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Google’s big chance to disrupt the market data industry

By Finextra

Google has a great opportunity to disrupt financial services using a freemium model for the delivery of market news, insights and communications direct to professional desktops, says Adam Honore, founder of consultancy MarketsTech. (more…)

About, Fintech news, TradingTech

November 7, 2016

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China Foreign Exchange Trade System joins R3

By Finextra

Financial innovation firm R3 has announced the addition of China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS), China’s official interbank market trading platform, to its consortium to design and apply distributed and shared ledger-inspired technologies to global financial markets. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, China, Fintech news, TradingTech

November 5, 2016

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DLT: clearing away the payments debris?

By Finextra

Distributed ledger technology has the potential to ease a host of operational pain points with UK payment systems and could be particularly useful for reference data databases, a report from Whitechapel Think Tank (WTT) suggests. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, Marketing Report, TradingTech

November 2, 2016

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One Year After Graduating From the QC Fintech Accelerator: What Is Traderion Doing?

By LTP

Throughout the three years of dedicated ongoing research in the FinTech space, the LTP team has explored, defined and shaped the global FinTech startup ecosystem unlike anyone else. Eventually, LTP has decided to unveil how the 50+ worldwide FinTech accelerators are boosting the growth of the startups in their programs. For this scope, LTP will be interviewing the startups that have been part of the top notch FinTech accelerators and will share the results with its global audience. (more…)

About, Interviews, TradingTech

October 28, 2016

NYC-based Electronic Trading Network AX Trading Group Secures $20M Investment

By FinSMEs

AX Trading Group, Inc., a NYC-based Electronic Trading Network, secured a $20m investment.

The source and the terms of the investment were not disclosed. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, TradingTech

October 27, 2016

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Russian and Chinese CSDs to co-operate on post-trade blockchain

By Finextra

During an official visit to China, National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, signed a memorandum of understanding with China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited (CSDC), China’s central securities depository providing services to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. (more…)

Blockchain, China, Fintech news, Government activities, TradingTech

October 25, 2016