Deutsche Börse Group to Create Blockchain Project

German trading platform for securities is working on a blockchain based platform for securities lending
27 March 2018   405

Deutsche Börse Group joined forces with HQLAx using R3’s Corda Blockchain platform to develop Blockchain-based platform for securities lending. This is reported by Finance Magnates.

Partnership aimd to create a “fully integrated front-to-back operating model” in order to “facilitate more efficient collateral management of high-quality liquid assets.”

With the creation of a neutral custody agnostic control layer, Deutsche Börse is embracing distributed ledger technology and complements it with a neutral and trusted market infrastructure role open to multiple custodians and collateral agents. This way Deutsche Börse supports market participants to deal with the global regulatory framework whilst reaping the benefits of the leading edge distributed ledger technology.
 

Philippe Seyll 

Executive Manager, Deutsche Börse Group

In early March, Credit Suisse and ING completed the first securities deal using a mechanism based on HQLAx Corda. 

SoftBank & Baidu to Invest in Atlas Protocol

Atlas Protocol was created by Nebulas Labs and xGoogler Blockchain Alliance
21 August 2018   130

The Atlas Protocol marketing module (ATP) has completed a round of attracting initial funding, led by SoftBank China Venture Capital (SBCVC), having collected several million dollars during it.

In a multimillion-dollar round, the exact amount of which was not disclosed, Baidu Ventures (BV), Danhua Capital and Fenbushi Digital also took part.

Atlas Protocol was created by Nebulas Labs and xGoogler Blockchain Alliance (xGBA). The "first developer" of Google Adwords, Jeremy Zhao and Columbia University Professor Ronggui Gu will serve as project advisors on technical issues.

Atlas Protocol plans to create a blockchain ecosystem and "to form a new paradigm of interactive marketing." According to the press release, ATP allows you to rank "calculated values ​​on the block and transfer value using tokens" using the ATP Smartdrop service application.

xGoogler Blockchain Alliance was formed in April this year as a community of former Google employees interested in blockchain technology. Its founders were the developers of projects Nebulas, Loopring and Gifto.