But as use cases proliferate for distributed ledgers, so do vendors, coding languages, and the number of emerging intermediaries.
BNP Paribas's Pierre Rousseau says banks struggle to take advantage of data because it's fragmented throughout an institution.
Hong Kong tech companies struggle to attract Series A or Series B capital, in part because many cannot scale beyond the territory.
A new initiative, openANX, aims to make blockchain and crypto-currency trading more institutionalized.
In Hong Kong, a foreign telco, Superloop, has gotten the jump on rivals by laying fiber to connect data centers more efficiently.
The head of fintech investments at IFC, the private-sector arm of the World Bank, says bitcoin, not blockchain, is the important thing.
Jame and Dave discuss how and when blockchain makes sense and what challenges remain to broader adoption.
DTCC, the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, tests whether its blockchain initiative for repurchase agreements can go into operation.
Regional differences in the structured-products business impacts the bank-led technology consortium's expansion plans.
Equities trading and execution experienced digital-technological disruption more than a decade ago, but it needs reinventing.