Ontario Securities Commission Hackathon (RegHackTO)
Over the weekend of November 25 to 27, 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) hosted “RegHackTO” – the first hackathon by a Canadian securities regula...
You Don't Really Own Your Securities; Can Blockchains Fix That?
Nearly all publicly traded equities and a majority of bonds are owned not by the investors themselves but by a little-known entity called Cede & Co. This attenuation of property rights creates systemic risk, but an effort is underway to transform the system.
How blockchain could shake up stock markets
This chart shows how blockchain technology could add value to trading.
UK sets out open banking API framework
The UK government has thrown its weight behind a report calling for the creation of an open banking standard that makes it easy to share and use financial data, arguing that the move would improve choice for customers, promote competition and stimulate innovation.
How human traders will beat the machines
When Garry Kasparov sat down to play the IBM Deep Blue computer the Russian chess grandmaster believed he had discovered a strategy to turn the machine’s greatest strength into a weakness. Deep Blue relied on being able to compute a vast database
Has the 'Bitcoin experiment' failed?
A prominent voice in the Bitcoin community has announced that he is abandoning the cryptocurrency that he helped to popularize. Mike Hearn has revealed that dee...
The rebuilding of whole financial markets using shared ledgers (blockchain) will happen. The question is when?
Financial Services Club chairman Chris Skinner discusses why he believes blockchain technology will take time but cause massive change.
Bitcoin and the digital-currency revolution
About a half-billion dollars worth of it vanished from an online exchange in Tokyo. A prosecutor in Manhattan arrested the 24-year-old vice chairman of its most prominent trading body on drug-related charges of money laundering. Its founder's identity remains a mystery, and last year, it shed two-thirds of its value, losing an additional 44% in just the first two weeks of January.