Blockchain Securities Lending presented in Israel

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange has declared the development of a blockchain-based securities lending platform that is to enable direct lending
18 May 2018   94

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) declares its new ‘Blockchain Securities Lending (BSL)’ project will basically rebuild the internal market by using some instruments of blockchain technology’s core facets such as direct peer-to-peer transactions, smart contracts and immutable data recording. The ‘private’ blockchain platform will be constructed on enterprise blockchain software Hyperledger Sawtooth and will use Intel as a technology partner to coify transaction data and save it private within the platform, among participants of a transaction. Accenture will head the joint-effort by processing the project, adopting it into the current systems and providing cybersecurity consulting to the further safety of the platform.

TASE specifies that the platform will support a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all ways of securities lending activities that will also be able to serve large volumes of safe transactions in faster timeframes as well as ‘operating in shorter-term positions’. The blockchain platform will also assist to decrease costs significantly for custodians and their customers. 

The Blockchain technology will present a new level of safety for securities lending and will support growth for transactions based on this new platform.
Ittai Ben-Zeev,
Chief Executive, TASE

The elaboration of the blockchain platform will first display an initial proof of concept (PoC). A wider deployment of the blockchain-based lending platform for the real-world will be promoted.

PascalCoin to activate V3 Hard fork

PascalCoin V3 Hard fork will be activated on block 210,000 on May 31 and feature anonymity via transaction mixing and inflation reduction
26 May 2018   39

PascalCoin is preparing for V3 Hard fork scheduled for May 31. It will introduce key improvements as such:

  • anonymity transaction mixing;
  • 50% inflation reduction;
  • Lazarus/FPC gets 10% of funding

To get more into the details:

PascalCoin transactions occur between publicly visible accounts and the crucial aspect needs to be implemented - fungibility. The improvement will allow users to perform 'client-server mixing', 'network-protocol mixing', 'chaining multi-transactions', 'decentralized exchanging' and 'monetized-API mixing'.

As for Lazarus/FPC (a base tooling from which PascalCoin is founded on), a total of 10% of the Developer Rewards is recommended to be allocated for the FOSS project funding. In a long run, a large developer mind-share is expected to reduce costs significantly.

To learn more about the details of the fork, you can visit Improvement Proposal page here. And regarding the market characteristics of PascalCoin, at the moment of publication they are as follows:

Average price 0.765895 USD
Market cap 15,978,408 USD
Volume (24H) 89,861 USD