Category: Capital Markets

Russia’s Sberbank Uses Smart Contract to Settle Three-Way Repo Deal

State-owned Russian bank Sberbank has completed a repurchase agreement, or repo, using blockchain technology. The bank announced Thursday that, with participation…

4 Banks Complete €100K Commercial Paper Transaction on R3’s Corda

Four European banks – Commerzbank, ING, Natixis and Rabobank – have settled a live transaction for a short-term debt instrument…

Bitcoin ETF Seekers Cite Precedent in SEC Presentation on Monday

Members of VanEck, SolidX and the Cboe BZX Exchange met with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff earlier this week…

ConsenSys Backs $2.1 Million Funding Round for Ethereum Privacy Startup

ConsenSys Labs has led a $2.1 million seed round for AZTEC, a startup that’s working to make ethereum transactions private…

Blockchain Oil Trading Platform Backed by Shell and BP Is Now Live

A blockchain platform built by Vakt Global, a consortium venture set up by major firms including Shell and BP, has…

Coinbase Quietly Opened Its OTC Crypto Trading Desk This Month

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase opened its over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trading desk earlier this month. In an interview with news source…

Goldman, Morgan Stanley Go Live With CLS’ IBM-Powered Blockchain

CLS, the bank-owned currency trading utility, and IBM have gone live with their blockchain-based payment netting service after more than…

Bloomberg: Nasdaq Still Planning Bitcoin Futures Launch in 2019

U.S. stock exchange operator Nasdaq is reportedly sticking with plans to launch bitcoin futures contracts early next year. A Bloomberg…

Abu Dhabi Bank Settles $500 Million Bond on a Blockchain

Abu Dhabi-headquartered Al Hilal Bank has carried a blockchain-based transaction for an Islamic bond worth $500 million. The bank, an…

Nearly 500 Crypto Startups Bank at Silvergate, IPO Filing Reveals

The California-based parent of Silvergate Bank has detailed its relationships with the cryptocurrency industry as part of its IPO filing…

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