Blockchain developments at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) have graced media headlines over the last year, with many covering the recent partnership with Digital Asset Holdings. Ahead of Blockchain 2016, Tim Thurman, CIO at ASX, shares exclusive insight into how ASX is pursuing Blockchain technology to realise a set of defined use cases. If there’s one observation he makes at the outset, it’s that culture was a key factor.
The banking and FinTech industry is quickly rallying around the concept of Blockchain and its application as a near-future technology. Global institutions are partnering with start-ups to explore Blockchain capabilities, while regulators contend with the potential implications from a governance perspective. In this exclusive report, Michael Southwell, Director of Payments - Global Transaction Services at Westpac, and Nick Groves, Executive Manager, Group Strategy at ANZ, share exclusive insight into the latest developments aimed at understanding and harnessing Blockchain technology.
Blockchain regulation and policy has become a key discussion point among banks, start-ups and financial regulators in Australia and internationally – particularly as more partnerships, use cases and technology designs emerge.
In this exclusive Q&A, Kate Romanova, Director – Management Consulting, Financial Services & Bluechips, discusses what organisations can expect by way of policy and regulation developments as Blockchain technology grows ever closer to becoming a mainstream platform.