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    IMF to Co-Host Blockchain Seminar Next Month

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    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Dubai’s Ministry of Finance are to co-host a FinTech seminar focusing on blockchain and digital currencies next month. The mid-February event, announced today, will include notable speakers such as IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, Luxembourg minister of finance Pierre Gramegna, and Dubai minister of state...
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    Nasdaq Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’

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    Exchange operator Nasdaq has released its conclusions about a blockchain e-voting trial it conducted in Estonia last year. A new Nasdaq report, published today, details the project, which it unveiled in February 2016. At the time, the company’s officials said they hoped to reduce both the complexity and cost of organizing shareholder votes as part of a...
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    Accenture: Blockchain Could Save Investment Banks $12 Billion Annually

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    A new report from Accenture posits that large investment banks could cut operational costs by as much as $12bn annually by implementing blockchains in their business. Released today, the report (co-written with benchmarking consultancy McLagan) focuses on the kinds of cost savings investment banks could potentially achieve through use of the tech...
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    Tullett Prebon Information distributes cryptocurrency price data via Brave New Coin

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    Tullett Prebon Information, the data division of the global interdealer group, will distribute cryptocurrency data across financial markets, having signed a deal with Australian company, Brave New Coin (BNC). The deal promises data on intraday pricing for more that 50 digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple’s XRP, as well...
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    South Korea plans national digital currency using a Blockchain

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    At Monday’s 12th annual FinTech Demo Day in Seoul, the chairman of South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC), Yim Jong-yong, announced that his department will “Lay the systemic groundwork for the spread of digital currency.” The FSC is the South Korean government office overseeing financial services. In 2008, the department...

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