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When Will It Threaten Traditional Lenders?

By Cihan Duran, Associate, and Alexandre Birry, Chief Analytical Officer, S&P Global Ratings


The global crypto-market’s capitalization has reached a record value of $2.6 trillion on the back of bitcoin’s recent price surge beyond its all-time high of around $64,000 in mid-October. Growing interest from institutional investors could herald a new phase of mainstream acceptance and accelerate the development of new use cases of cryptocurrencies’ underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT). As the technology enables disintermediating existing services and…

SIX Digital Exchange confirms launch – Ledger Insights

The SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) is live. Today the holding company SIX issued its own CHF 150 million ($162 million) bond as a digital asset with Credit Suisse, UBS Investment Bank, and Zürcher Kantonalbank acting as the joint lead managers.

 “The first issue of a tokenized bond on the SIX Digital Exchange as well as its listing and placement in the market proves that the forward-looking distributed ledger technology (DLT) also works very well in the highly regulated capital market. This transaction marks the beginning of a new era,” said Thomas Zeeb, Global Head of Markets…

France, Switzerland To Experiment With CBDC

The national banks of France and Switzerland say they will conduct an experiment using wholesale central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) for cross-border settlement.
The Banque de France and Swiss National Bank said Thursday (June 10) the experiment will “explore cross-border settlement with two wholesale CBDC and a French digital financial instrument on a DLT platform.”
Known as “Project Jura,” the experiment will involve “the exchange of the financial instrument against a euro wholesale through a delivery versus payment settlement mechanism and the exchange of a euro wholesale…

President at Film.io, a Blockchain based Platform for Empowering Film Creators, Shares Latest…

We recently connected with Ian LeWinter, an experienced producer and President at Film.io.
LeWinter told us that he’s looking to challenge the existing order by providing new paths for filmmakers to build, fund, and distribute movies and TV shows.
Film.io is a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-powered platform for empowering film, television, and VR creators, which is getting closer to greenlighting their digital ecosystem.
The engine aims to create opportunities for independent producers and niche productions that, otherwise, would not see the light of day. Hollywood…

EU central banks work on DLT-based asset settlement


European central banks ramp up their efforts to utilize distributed ledger technology (DLT), the foundation of blockchain, in central bank money settlements.Banca d’Italia and Deutsche Bundesbank, central banks of Italy and Germany, respectively, joined forces to work on settlements in central bank money of DLT-based asset exchanges. The official announcement stressed that the primary goal of the joint workshop was not to use DLT as a replacement for conventional systems. Instead, the initiative aims to complement the current central bank money settlement practices with a programmable…

PL^Gnet Brings On-Chain KYC for Blockchain-Based Development via Otto Blockchain


Cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption have long faced significant resistance from many corners, often in the areas of KYC (Know Your Customer) and compliance. Although Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) can deliver higher speeds, better efficiency, and lower-cost transactions between parties than traditional forms of finance, complex fiscal and reporting rules, issues pertaining to identification, the possibility of money laundering, and other challenges have prevented many projects and…

Laos partners with Soramitsu on CBDC research as regulated crypto mining begins

Laos has become the latest nation to begin exploring a central bank digital currency (CBDC), announcing upcoming research on the subject in a partnership with Japanese distributed ledger technology (DLT) firm Soramitsu.According to a Sunday report from Nikkei Asia, the project is expected to begin this month and follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Laos’ central bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency to study the development of CBDC.The study will…

Battle for Preeminence in Investment — DeFi Is Upsetting the Status Quo

The world of investment is changing, and the balance is tipping in favor of smaller investors. Look around, and you will see that the entire cosmos of the finance capital remains an elite sport. This is because the current model is based on big investors getting big wins.

On the other hand, the era of disruptive technologies is coming fast. The main drivers are blockchain (DLT), artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, genome sequencing (CRISPR), and energy…

Citi-backed SETL open sources blockchain, interoperability solution – Ledger Insights

Today enterprise blockchain firm SETL announced that it’s open-sourcing its core blockchain, as well as its blockchain interoperability solution PORTL. SETL counts Citibank as a major investor and has several high profile clients. These include Marketnode, the blockchain fixed income solution founded by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Temasek, French fund distribution platform IZNES, and commercial paper DLT central depositary ID2S. The latter two have been in production for…