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The Future of Finance Meetings for 2021 will bring together a variety of high-profile financial speakers. We will host a series of discussions, articles and interviews across all of our chosen themes: Data, Digital Identity, Securities, Asset Management, Law and Regulation, Payments, Money, Insurance, Pensions, Real Estate, Technology and Funding FinTechs. Follow this page for further updates.

Bitt CIO explains why Nigeria introduced a CBDC and how it is working

Bitt CIO explains why Nigeria introduced a CBDC and how it is working Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) can seem like nuclear fusion: a proven technology delayed by engineering problems. It is an analogy that Simon Chantry will enjoy since he began his career as a nuclear engineer before co-founding the blockchain-based digital currency technology…

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The future of post-trade financial market infrastructures is visible now

The future of post-trade financial market infrastructures is visible now Post-trade was an early target of the blockchain revolution. Yet progress has proved to be arduous, with legacy technologies, regulatory uncertainty and the protectionism of incumbents making it hard for even successful proofs of concept and pilots to grow into scalable innovations. Signs are now…

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The difficult art of planning for the future at a CSD

The difficult art of planning for the future at a CSD Central securities depositories (CSDs) have always led an unglamorous existence. They are overshadowed by trading and investment activities, even when the post-trade revenues they generate are more reliable or more profitable or even just larger. The rise of the digital asset has not improved…

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What I learned from managing the first blockchain CSD in Europe

The transformation of the CSD industry edged closer in the summer of 2019 when Orange, an outsider to the securities industry, backed the first new CSD in Europe to go live with blockchain technology. Less than two and half years later, Orange reversed its decision. The closure of ID2S has prompted questions, not only about…

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How to ensure that your CSD is relevant even in a tokenised future

How to ensure that your CSD is relevant even in a tokenised future Central securities depositories (CSDs) are of more recent provenance than impatient reformers of the global financial system sometimes assume. Though they did exist before the great paper-driven securities settlement crunch of the late 1980s – notably in the United States, which chose…

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What custodians and CSDs are really doing about blockchain

The custodian banks and central securities depositories (CSDs) that make up the global securities services industry are understandably intrigued by institutional investment in crypto-currencies, disintermediating experiments in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) market and the looming possibility of exponential growth in security tokens.

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CSDs Are Closer to Extinction Than They Like to Think Summary

Central securities depositories (CSDs) were imposed by regulators in the 1990s to solve the securities settlement problems of the 1980s. They have succeeded admirably in that task but so far only a handful have sought to move decisively beyond it and embrace the new opportunities created by the tokenisation of financial assets on blockchain-based networks.

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CSDS THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES CREATED BY THE TOKENISATION OF FINANCIAL ASSETS ON BLOCKCHAIN-BASED NETWORKS (8th April 2021)

CSDS THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES CREATED BY THE TOKENISATION OF FINANCIAL ASSETS ON BLOCKCHAIN-BASED NETWORKS (8th April 2021) A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH CSDs, REGULATORS, TECHNOLOGISTS, BLOCKCHAIN EXPERTS, EXCHANGES Thursday April 8 2021, 14.00 – 15.00 UK time Central securities depositories (CSDs) were imposed by regulators in the 1990s to solve the securities settlement problems of…

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