In this video from JLN’s Industry Leader Series, Digital Asset Chief Strategy Officer Zohar Hod talks about public versus private blockchains and how Digital Asset is positioning itself within the digital asset infrastructure space.
The first chance to access the exchange’s new build heralds profound changes to come.
As milestones go, next week will be a quiet one: on Monday, April 29, the Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) will allow brokers to begin connecting to its new back-office systems based on blockchain.
There won’t be a celebration or ticket tape. It’s just the start of a long process involving I.T. specialists at ASX and among some member firms. But next week marks the start for brokers to register, communicate, and verify identities with ASX’s replacement for Chess, its decades-old post-trade processing infrastructure.
Would you like your software to be more reliable, harder to hack and cheaper to run? Then, if you aren’t already in on the act, it may be time to embrace functional programming – a maths-based approach that is challenging the status quo at financial firms.
Proponents of functional languages say they are better at handling certain financial operations than the dominant, so-called imperative languages. They will become even more relevant, these fans argue, with greater adoption of the distributed ledger technology (DLT) in finance, spurred in part by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s common domain model (CDM).
“Functional programming has been gaining popularity in banking for the past decade, but the pace is accelerating,” says Neil Mitchell, who has worked with functional languages at Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered and Barclays.
Digital Asset made waves at Global Custodian’s Industry Leaders Awards event in New York as Kelly Mathieson, head of financial products, took home the coveted North America Industry Person of the Year award. We speak to Kelly on how industry attitudes have shifted around blockchain technology and its potential for clearing and settlement.
Google is increasingly betting that blockchain technology, which creates a permanent ledger across multiple computers, will be key to competing with Amazon and Microsoft in cloud services. To that end, Google and the New York-based startup Digital Asset announced a partnership on Monday to bring blockchain to Google Cloud.
“We’re partnering with Google Cloud to provide developers with a full stack solution so they can unleash the potential for web-paced innovation in blockchain,” said Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset, in a statement.
The blockchain revolution is here.
The technology long associated with Bitcoin is now being used to make businesses as varied as trade finance, videogaming, travel insurance, and diamond mining more efficient and more secure.
Big technology companies have routinely failed to hire women for new projects, or promote them to management and board positions. But with blockchain, women have led the way on some of the most important projects, both at tech companies and start-ups.
To hear Blythe Masters tell it, the time has come for Digital Asset (DA) to spread its wings and fly.
The distributed ledger technology (DLT) company she founded in 2014 is entering a new phase, heralded by, among other things, a partnership with Google Cloud to simplify and proliferate the tech.
Startups working in these hot areas of the technology industry take more than half of the spots on this year’s Wall Street Journal listing of 25 technology companies to watch. The list identifies startups that show signs of becoming emerging leaders in the tech industry.
If minimum viable products (MVPs) have so far proved elusive for companies building blockchain solutions for capital markets, Consensus 2018 marked a notable change in the narrative.
Assembled in New York this week, a handful were even confident enough to give firm timetables for production. For those tired of blue-sky talk, it was refreshing to hear large-scale financial infrastructure projects discussed openly and frankly, in clear terms of where they are and when we can expect to see things going live.