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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 aboutContinue reading “What I learned from managing the first blockchain CSD in Europe”

ACSDA Webinar Presentation

Future of Finance Webinar on 25 November 2021 Both ACSDA and the Future of Finance are grateful to Percival Software for making today’s discussion possible. Finally, it destroyed the product itself: the journalism. 25 years ago I was working in an industry that was about to be disrupted by a new technology. The industry wasContinue reading “ACSDA Webinar Presentation”

What CSDs can do about the tokenization of securities markets (25 November 2021)

Future of Finance Webinar with The Americas’ Central Securities Depositories Association (ACSDA) and Sponsors Percival Software, a leading provider of CSD Systems, to explore the nature of the threats and the opportunities that Tokenisation poses for CSDs. Thursday November 25 2021, 14.30 – 16.00 UK time Central securities depositories (CSDs) are a target of theContinue reading “What CSDs can do about the tokenization of securities markets (25 November 2021)”

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 choseContinue reading “How to ensure that your CSD is relevant even in a tokenised future”

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.

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.

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

HOW CSDs CAN FIX THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH THEY SEE IN FRONT OF THEM (4th December 2020)

HOW CSDs CAN FIX THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH THEY SEE IN FRONT OF THEM (4th December 2020) A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR ON THE ROLE CSDs COULD PLAY IN DIGITAL ASSET MARKETS 4th December 2020 at 14.00 UK Time Central securities depositories (CSDs) are in the front-line if, when and as the securities markets are transformedContinue reading “HOW CSDs CAN FIX THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH THEY SEE IN FRONT OF THEM (4th December 2020)”