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Recorded Webinar: Re-architecting the trading platform for interoperability, resilience and profitability

Trading platforms have come a long way since the days of exchanging paper certificates and shouting across trading floors, pits and desks in the early 2000s, but there is progress still to be made as firms strive to reduce risk, increase profitability, and make their mark in digital assets trading. This webinar will review the…

TD Securities Integrates with Paxos for Automated Commodities Settlement

Paxos, the regulated blockchain infrastructure platform, has partnered with TD Securities, to enable fully automated and simultaneous settlement of cash and commodities for the first time in the precious metals market, enhancing the efficiency of operations for trading both traditional and digital precious metals. Aiming to set a new standard in the industry for reducing…

From BondGPT to BondGPT+: The Evolution of LTX’s AI-Driven Application

Earlier this year, LTX, a subsidiary of Broadridge Financial Solutions, launched BondGPT, an application driven by OpenAI’s GPT-4, designed to streamline corporate bond selection. Last month, the company announced the launch of BondGPT+, the enterprise version of the application, which contains a range of new capabilities. In this Q&A, TradingTech Insight talks to Jim Kwiatkowski,…

BSO and CryptoStruct Enhance Cryptocurrency Trading Connectivity and Aggregated Feed

BSO, the global infrastructure and connectivity provider, has extended its collaboration with CryptoStruct, the market data and trading solution provider for algorithmic traders in cryptocurrency markets, to provide seamless low-latency connectivity between cryptocurrency exchanges and to deliver consolidated market data through a single aggregated feed. BSO and CryptoStruct’s engineering teams have been working together since…

R3’s Corda Supports First Live Digital Bond Issuance with Euroclear’s ICSD

R3’s Corda, an enterprise distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform, has facilitated the first live digital bond issuance in collaboration with Euroclear’s International Central Securities Depository (ICSD). This significant step forms part of Euroclear’s Distributed Financial Market Infrastructure initiative, aiming to optimise bond issuance with enhanced transparency and efficiency. The bond was issued by the World…

DTCC Agrees to Acquire Blockchain-Based Financial Technology Firm Securrency Inc.

DTCC, the financial markets infrastructure provider, has announced its agreement to acquire Securrency Inc., a developer of institutional-grade digital asset infrastructure. By merging industry best practices with cutting-edge digital technology, the move aims to further the institutional acceptance and integration of digital assets. “Securrency is an important strategic acquisition that will give us the technology…

World Federation of Exchanges Releases Recommendations on Crypto Platforms to Build Trust and Stability

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) today published a report, ‘Promoting Sound Marketplaces – DeFi/CeFi, Crypto Platforms & Exchanges’. The report draws on the collective experience of regulated market infrastructures and makes six recommendations in light of issues that continue to affect the crypto-currency industry following several high-profile controversies and collapses. The WFE’s analysis also…

smartTrade Launches smart Copilot to Integrate AI in Trading and Payments

Front office and trading software provider smartTrade has announced the introduction of smart Copilot, a new platform that integrates Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology with human expertise to modify functions in smartTrade’s front office payments and trading platforms. smart Copilot aims to improve trading and client management by using a combination of Large Language Models (LLMs),…

London Stock Exchange Group to Launch Blockchain-Powered Digital Marketplace

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is preparing to introduce a digital marketplace that will use blockchain technology to facilitate the trading of traditional financial assets. This will position LSEG as the first major global stock exchange to employ blockchain for this purpose. LSEG has been investigating the potential uses of blockchain technology in trading…

WFE Research Explores Traditional Exchanges’ Engagement with Crypto Markets

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has released the first part of a research project focusing on the interaction between traditional exchanges and crypto markets. The paper aims to shed light on the benefits and risks of crypto market infrastructures and how they operate. It explores how regulated exchanges are adapting to the emergence of…