Blockchain Finance

Read the latest blockchain finance news from around the globe to learn more about how financial institutions are using blockchain technology to address inefficiencies.

Central banks of Switzerland, France in wholesale CBDC trial – Ledger Insights
Today the Swiss National Bank announced it’s participating in a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) trial with the Banque de France, and[...]
Digital asset security firm Ledger raises $380 million funding – Ledger Insights
Ledger, the digital asset security firm, announced that it raised a $380 million Series C round of funding. The investment[...]
Monetary Authority of Singapore explores cross border CBDC that could challenge SWIFT – Ledger Insights
Today at the Hyperledger Global Forum, Sopnendu Mohanty of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) discussed an experimental project it’s working[...]
Ripple publishes proposal for federated sidechains to keep main ledger lean
Ripple's developers have been engaging with feedback and suggestions that they expand the XRP Ledger, or XRPL, to integrate functionalities[...]
Bank of England outlines 4 regulatory approaches to stablecoins – Ledger Insights
Today the Bank of England unveiled a paper on new forms of digital money, seeking feedback by September 7. The questionnaire covers[...]
Stablecoin payments firm Circle raises $440m from Fidelity, Bloomberg’s philanthropy arm, others – Ledger Insights
On Friday, Circle announced its latest funding round of $440 million, bringing total funds raised to at least $711 million, according to[...]
DBS Bank issues blockchain bond as security token – Ledger Insights
Today Singapore’s DBS Bank announced it has priced its first blockchain digital bond on the DBS Digital Exchange (DDEx). As with other[...]
Blockchain-based fintech firm Figure raises $200M
Blockchain-powered fintech startup Figure Technologies has secured major funding for its mission to improve the financial services industry with Provenance[...]
FATF draft guidance targets DeFi with compliance
The decentralized finance, or DeFi, space exploded over the last year, with a total value locked in DeFi of around[...]
Spanish stock exchange ready to test blockchain-based SME financing system
Spanish stock exchange Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, or BME is set to test its blockchain infrastructure for small- and medium-sized[...]