How Blockchain Can Finally Fulfill Its Promise in Global Payments

Julio Faura is the head of blockchain R&D at Santander. There has been much debate about the potential benefits of blockchain technology to improve the world of payments — particularly international payments. This is a business where many different parties need to reach consensus to route the payments, perform currency conversions, and deploy and manage […]

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Enterprise Blockchain May Finally Be Ready for Its Breakout

It turns out, last year’s mantra “make blockchain real” was little more than wishful thinking. Instead of the increased efficiency, enterprises have encountered impractically slow transaction volumes; instead of a transparent world with ultimate accountability, companies holding sensitive customer data faced regulatory concerns. Still, there’s reason to believe the same rosy-colored forecast just might come […]

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Swift Signs Agreement With 7 CSDs to Explore Blockchain for Post-Trade

Swift has signed a memorandum of agreement with seven central securities depositories to look into how blockchain can be used for post-trade processes, such as proxy voting. Revealed today, the agreement is with U.S.-based Nasdaq Market Technology, Russia-based National Settlement Depository, Switzerland-based SIX Securities Services, South Africa-based Strate, as well as the Abu Dhabi Securities […]

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