Week Ending November 11, 2016

Three things to know

This week’s focus is on the equity markets, as two countries develop equity exchanges using Blockchain infrastructure. Also, a survey of capital markets done by Deutsche Bank is highlighted.

The first stock exchange to be constructed solely for Blockchain is expected to go live in 2017. ScotEx, a group made up of former Nasdaq and Scottish investors, are developing plans for the first independent stock exchange in Scotland since 1973.  ScotEx will be denominated in the pound Sterling and focus on trading the SCOTS-30 index. All trades will be cleared instantly, without a clearing house and trades will settle within 15 minutes of the trade. 

Meanwhile in Myanmar, the Yangon stock exchange is establishing its own Blockchain-based equities exchange.  Among the reasons for developing the Blockchain-based exchange is the fact that there is no single point of failure, which is important in a developing economy with frequent power outages. Another key factor in the decision is the security Blockchain provides.

These two developments are consistent with a survey completed by Deutsche Bank, in which 200 market participants were surveyed.  Some 75% of the survey participants believe Blockchain will be widely used in capital markets within the next 3 to 6 years. Also, consistent with the findings of the Yangon exchange, 48% of survey respondents stated system failures are the most important issue Blockchain can resolve.

Around the world, multiple and differentiated uses continue to be developed for Blockchain.  Its use is no longer a novelty and within a few years is likely to be the standard.

ScotEx, the upcoming Blockchain Powered Scottish Stock Exchange

Myanmar Could Become Home to Blockchain Stock Exchange, Daiwa and YSX Test Platform

Deutsche Bank: Capital Markets Expect Blockchain Impact Within 6 Years

Weekly Blockchain

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Daniel Marovitz on bank-fintech collaboration and blockchain

Online Retailer Overstock Takes Stake in Blockchain Startup SettleMint
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Overstock Secures New Partnership for Blockchain Stock Sale


Hong Kong Central Bank Flags Blockchain Money-Laundering Risk

Thai Bank Partners IBM for Blockchain-Based Certification of Documents

China Foreign Exchange Trade System joins R3 blockchain consortium

China’s Bitcoin Miners See Profit in a Bigger-Block Blockchain

BlockApps brings power of blockchain as a service to China

Singapore Government Partners R3 for Blockchain Research Center

R3 Launches Blockchain Lab in Singapore

Major Australian Banks Eyed by Government to Block Blockchain Monopolization

Australian Travel Agency Tests Blockchain Bookings
Russia’s Central Securities Depository Tests Blockchain Assets Exchange

Moscow Hosts Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference, Largest Russian State Bank to Participate

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Golem to Create Distributed ‘Supercomputer’ Using Blockchain Tech

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As Argentina Embraces Blockchain, Emphasis on Politics Remains


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US to Weaken Regulations for Digital Currencies, Blockchain by 2017

Uses and Applications

Chamber of Digital Commerce Report on Blockchain in Healthcare

Hewlett Packard Emphasizes Importance, Potential of Blockchain, Decentralization

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Blockchain Technology in the Mining Industry

Blockchain Advertising Platform Sees Micro-Payments Made Possible by Bitcoin

SEB to build Ripple-flavored blockchain payments network

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ConsenSys Anticipates Moving Ujo Music Blockchain Rights Management Offering to Beta

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Thought Leadership

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How Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt Elections and Empower Individuals

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Why IBM Is Betting Big on Blockchain

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