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Depicting Crypto’s Data Dilemma Before the Next Winter Cold Bites

By Berta Ares Lombán, Head of Digital Assets Financial Information at SIX. The crypto winter, when a basket of leading cryptocurrencies lost around $1.9 trillion in value, put a much-needed spotlight on the long-term future of digital assets. While this is not the first time cryptocurrencies have seen significant adjustments to their valuations, the fallout…

Recorded Webinar: New trends and technologies influencing post-trade digitalisation

While digital transformation of front-office functions at financial institutions is well underway, the back office is lagging, calling on firms to reassess and innovate post-trade processes. The need for change is highlighted by specific issues, including the move towards T+1 settlement and increasing regulatory scrutiny of post-trade processes, as well as broader challenges of legacy…

Are Professional Traders Ready to Board the Crypto Rollercoaster?

By Thomas Schmeling, Managing Director, CryptoStruct GmbH. With cryptocurrency daily volumes regularly topping $200 billion, trading strategies that exploit the sector’s volatility are increasingly attractive. Combine that with the imminent reduction in regulatory headwinds, and it’s not surprising that professional proprietary trading firms have begun taking crypto seriously. But gearing up to access various crypto…

A-Team Group-Partnered Publication Looks into the FinTech Crystal Ball

Charting the digitalisation of the financial industry is the beating heart of what we do at A-Team Group. And we are delighted and proud to have had the opportunity to take our messaging further, for the first time co-producing a special supplement on the Future of Finance in a major British national newspaper. The “Future…

DTCC’s Project Ion Goes Live, Processing Over 100,000 Transactions Per Day on DLT

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the market infrastructure provider, has gone live in a parallel production environment with the Project Ion platform, an alternative equities settlement platform that leverages distributed ledger technology (DLT). The platform is now parallel processing an average of over 100,000 bilateral equity transactions per day, and almost 160,000 transactions…

A-Team Webinar to Review Trends and Technologies in Post-Trade Digitalisation

In financial markets, digitalisation is a hot topic. But until now, much of the work around digital transformation has been focused on front-office workflow and the customer experience, rather than back-office functions. But the back office is arguably where a clear digitalisation strategy can yield some of the most significant benefits, particularly as the industry…

Back to Basics – The Fundamental Approach for Digitising Capital Markets

By Scott Eaton, CEO, Nivaura. News cycles in capital markets are fixated on the automation of the fixed-income market. The focus is almost exclusively focused on the secondary market as major market participants are both evolving their own offering while simultaneously swatting off the competitors that are kicking the evolution into high-gear. AI, machine-learning, smart-data,…

ING Spins Out Pyctor Digital Assets Post-Trade Technology to GMEX Group

European banking group ING has spun out Pyctor, its institutional-grade custody solution for the digital asset ecosystem, to GMEX Group (‘GMEX’), the digital business and technology solutions provider for exchanges and post-trade market infrastructure. The Pyctor solution, incubated in ING Neo’s Amsterdam innovation lab, provides secure digital custody and transactional network services for a range…

Britain’s Innovative Aim to be a Leader in Digital Securities, Not Just Crypto

Charlie Berman, Co Founder and CEO of agora. The British government announced last month the UK’s intention to become a global hub for cryptocurrency by seizing on what it sees as a historic opportunity. A senior civil servant said it means an intention to ‘learn quickly’ and ‘harness the potential of blockchain’. As John Glenn,…

BT Radianz Cloud & Kaiko Partner for Crypto Market Data and Analytics

Kaiko, the cryptocurrency market data vendor, has partnered with BT Radianz to redistribute Kaiko’s digital assets market data and analytics via BT Radianz Cloud. Kaiko generates cryptocurrency market data from hundreds of sources globally, producing a market data feed that can be used by participants across the full cryptocurrency cycle. Radianz solutions provide cryptocurrency market…