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Virtual Asset Discovery, Valuation and Safeguarding - The Effect on Liquidators
September 15th, 2020

Virtual Asset Discovery, Valuation and Safeguarding - The Effect on Liquidators

Virtual assets saw an explosion in growth, in part due to the meteoric rise of initial coin offerings (ICOs) in 2017. While a small number succeeded into longer term prospects, a large number of projects are trickling down onto the client books of liquidators. This has meant a shift from some of the traditional recovery, valuation and safeguarding processes liquidators have previously been used to, due to the nature and functionality of the underlying virtual assets.

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The Fed Experiments with Distributed Ledger Technology
September 1st, 2020

The Fed Experiments with Distributed Ledger Technology

The FooWire project was conducted by the Federal Reserve Board to help evaluate the potential of technology payments. Throughout this research, the Federal Reserve Board was able to explore the application of Distributed Ledger Techonology (DLT) and better understand how organisations can leverage these systems.

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Project Ubin Phase 5: Enabling Broad Ecosystem Opportunities
August 21st, 2020

Project Ubin Phase 5: Enabling Broad Ecosystem Opportunities

Project Ubin has been a collaborative project in Singapore that explores the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) for clearing the settlement of payments. The 5th and final phase was the experimental phase that focused on providing value and building a foundation for the future live pilots and trials by the industry. This report addresses three key areas.

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The OCC Clarifies Authority to Provide Cryptocurrency Custody Services For Customers
August 19th, 2020

The OCC Clarifies Authority to Provide Cryptocurrency Custody Services For Customers

Both national and state banks have offered safekeeping and custody services consisting of both electronic assets and physical objects. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has highlighted the importance of virtual assets and the authority required for banks to provide safekeeping for these types of assets. By providing these services banks can continue to provide the financial intermediation function they have historically played in offering payment, lending and deposit services.

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