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   701

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. 

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   1007

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.