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Blockchain in the bond markets could be a Trojan virus that kills incumbents

A summary of the webinar of April 20 2022 entitled Blockchain in the bond markets could be a Trojan virus that kills incumbents? SUMMARY What has happened so far? The US$124 trillion global bond market is now viewed as the most likely candidate to adopt blockchain on a major scale. There are several reasons forContinue reading “Blockchain in the bond markets could be a Trojan virus that kills incumbents”

Is tokenisation of securities markets the nemesis or the apotheosis of the CSD? (16 May 2022)

A Future of Finance Webinar in conjunction with The Africa and Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA) and sponsors Percival Software, a leading provider of CSD systems, to explore the counter-intuitive idea that security tokens could transform central securities depositories (CSDs) into the principal agents of the transformation of the securities markets. It is easy toContinue reading “Is tokenisation of securities markets the nemesis or the apotheosis of the CSD? (16 May 2022)”

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”

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”

WE HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE OF SECURITIES AND IT IS TOKENISED (13th April 2021)

WE HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE OF SECURITIES AND IT IS TOKENISED (13th April 2021) A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH ISSUERS AND TRADERS OF DIGITAL ASSETS, REGULATORS AND TECHNOLOGISTS Tuesday April 13 2021, 14.00 – 15.00 UK time Security tokens are coming. In fact, they are here already, and have been for a while. ThoughContinue reading “WE HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE OF SECURITIES AND IT IS TOKENISED (13th April 2021)”

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)”

INSTITUTIONAL ADOPTION IN CRYPTO MARKETS (24th March 2021)

INSTITUTIONAL ADOPTION IN CRYPTO MARKETS (24th March 2021) A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH DIGITAL ASSET INVESTORS, FOREIGN EXCHANGE EXPERTS, BANKS AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES  Wednesday March 24 2021, 16.00 – 17.00 UK time With all the excitement being generated by institutional investment in crypto markets, it is easy to forget that a strong business case hasContinue reading “INSTITUTIONAL ADOPTION IN CRYPTO MARKETS (24th March 2021)”