JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs to use blockchain

Several large financial institutions conducted a pilot blockchain based securities swap test
21 November 2017   370

Several large financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse and Citi, conducted a pilot swap test with securities based on distributed ledger technology. This is reported by the PRNewswire.

The participants of the pilot project concluded that using blockchain it is possible to improve the efficiency of various operations in the financial market. In particular, organizations noted that when all participants in a transaction use identical and unalterable data, transaction payments can be processed faster, because they require fewer different approvals and exclude the possibility of disputable issues.

The testing was carried out on the basis of the AxCore block-platform developed by Axoni, which uses a standard data structure that meets the requirements of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

Equity swap data is infamously complex and difficult to manage, making it a terrific fit for distributed ledger technology. We're delighted to have reached another key milestone alongside our partners on this project and grateful for their collaborative efforts to demonstrate how powerful this tech can be.
 

Greg Schvey 

CEO, Axoni

At the end of last year, the blockchain-based start-up Axoni managed to raise $ 18 million from major international banks and venture investors, and in May 2017 the company raised more than $ 20 million within the A series investment round.

Play2live announced the release of its MVP and a token sale

Blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers release a full-fledged esports streaming service
21 February 2018   19

On February 21 the first blockchain-based streaming platform for gamers, Play2live, opened its LevelUp Coin (LUC) token sale event with a deadline on March 14 at 17:00 UTC along with the rolling out of its MVP. The platform is based on BitShares 2.0, already successfully passed a heavy testing stage with with live matches and streams.

The service is already capable of accepting around 200,000 viewers. A special tournament for CS:GO - CryptoMasters with the world's first prize pool entirely comprised of the virtual currency ($100,000 worth of LUC) is also announced under the banner of Play2live. The event is set to take place in Minsk, Belarus on February 24-25. The broadcast will be arranged in 7 languages - English, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

The service also features a voting system during matches using the same LUC. This token acts as an internal currency that can be easily converted to another cryptocurrency or a fiat currency by means of the Play2live's API.

The company itself was established in 2017. Its purpose is to merge blockchain technology and streaming service to provide all the participants of the streaming process a seamless platform for prioritizes interaction and encourages the diversity of monetization schemes. It is reported that Play2live will have up to 15 sources of revenue.

On February 21 at 17:00 UTC CEO of Play2live opened the token sale with a Q&A stream session with topics concerning the update of P2l, product and sale related matters.