Tag Archives: DLT

Bitcoin Takes All? Enterprise Blockchains Need Time, Too

Bitcoin Takes All? Enterprise Blockchains Need Time, Too

Last week I described how bitcoin, as a deflationary currency, encourages delayed gratification. Now there’s evidence that bitcoin’s straight-laced twin, enterprise blockchain technology, requires such an attitude as well. Overshadowed by the bitcoin price action, the enterprise use case  – and one of its most prominent evangelists – scored a major advance last week. But it was a hard-won […]

European Central Bank Calls for DLT Post-Trade Interoperability

European Central Bank Calls for DLT Post-Trade Interoperability

Researchers at the European Central Bank (ECB) have published a new research report on the impact of distributed ledger technology (DLT) on the harmonization of post-trade settlement systems. Released by the Advisory Group on Market Infrastructures for Securities and Collateral late last week, the 134-page report examines the technology’s possible effect on a variety of services that […]

EU Budget Amendments Call For Millions in Blockchain Funding

EU Budget Amendments Call For Millions in Blockchain Funding

As many as four blockchain-related amendments, funding various initiatives, could find their way into the European Union’s 2018 budget. Public documents published yesterday reveal a proposal to use blockchain as a payments rail for an EU-wide free Wi-Fi access project, as well as funding proposals for two working groups dedicated to the tech. There are […]

‘End of Life Cycle’: BIS Report Positions DLT as Needed Banking Update

‘End of Life Cycle’: BIS Report Positions DLT as Needed Banking Update

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has published a report arguing that distributed ledger technology (DLT) could help central banks replace their ageing payment systems. BIS, which is effectively a bank for central banks, commissioned the report to look at both DLT and cryptocurrencies with the aim of clarifying their applicability in a central banking context. While […]