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Blockchain: Weathering the “Hype Storm” “It’s not just hype, we’re in a perfect hype storm,” said Lee Braine from the investment bank CTO office at Barclays at the 2016 Blockchain Symposium hosted by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in New York on Wednesday. ...
Technology Cements Role of Regional Banks Galen Stops takes a look at the different ways that technology is shaping regional banks' FX businesses. Technology is increasingly changing how regional and super regional banks access FX market liquidity and offer it to their clients. The overall impact ...
Is Data the New Technology Battleground for Buy Side Firms? Galen Stops looks at why buy side firms are increasingly looking at new ways of viewing and analysing market data and how this is helping them create new trading strategies. Technology is increasingly allowing firms in a wide range of ...
Fintech Upstarts Target Financial Terminal Business Technological advancements have led to new vendors attempting to disrupt the financial terminal business. Galen Stops asks: Will they be able to challenge the incumbents?    The traditional terminals for financial services – operated primarily by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters – have proven ...
Wall Street Vs. Silicon Valley

15:15 September 11th 2015 in Analysis, Technology

Wall Street Vs. Silicon Valley

Has the recent FinTech boom put Silicon Valley on a collision course with Wall Street? Galen Stops takes a look. "Silicon Valley is coming,” JP Morgan CEO, Jamie Dimon, rather portentously warned in a letter to shareholders in April. He ...
Banks Explore Use of Blockchain Technology Blockchain, the public, distributed ledger that acts as a central repository for details of all bitcoin trades, has been described by bankers and technologists alike as a ‘disruptive force’ and “the next generation of IT infrastructure”. It is no surprise, ...
Blockchain: Getting Beyond the Buzz Why are financial services firms so excited about blockchain technology? Galen Stops looks at its potential to disrupt the industry.Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months you’ve heard the buzz around blockchain, ...
Blockchain, the public, distributed ledger that acts as a central repository for details of all bitcoin trades, has been described by bankers and technologists alike as a ‘disruptive force’ and “the next generation of IT infrastructure”. It is no surprise, ...
US-based social media information provider Dataminr is the latest entrant aiming to overcome a number of the challenges associated with disseminating the flood of data from various sources, including Twitter, to assist with trading decisions, writes Nicola Tavendale. There are 350...
BNP Paribas launches corporate platform, commencing with an Asia Pacific rollout. Alice Attwood reports.  BNP Paribas has launched its new multi-product, application-based electronic trading platform for corporate clients, Centric, in Asia Pacific. Centric offers access to a range of electronic ...