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HSBC, SGX and Temasek Explore Distributed Ledger Tech in Asian Bond Market

News Global banking giant HSBC will explore the use of blockchain for the issuance of fixed income securities in a joint trial with Singapore Exchange (SGX) and investment firm Temasek. Focused on the Asia bond markets, the trial intends to streamline the bond issuance process and reduce associat..

Meet Maple: a New Bid at “Smart Bonds” in Ethereum DeFi

New projects are arising all the while in Ethereum’s decentralized finance, or DeFi, ecosystem. The arena’s latest oncomer wants to bring what it hails as “smart bonds” to life on the most popular smart contracts platform. On October 29th, the Australia-based Maple project announced its fruition in..

Santander Issues $20 Million End-To-End Blockchain Bond on Ethereum

News Major Spanish bank Banco Santander has issued what it claims is the first end-to-end blockchain bond. In a Sept. 12 news release, the bank revealed that it had issued a $20 million bond directly onto the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, where it will remain until the end of its one-year maturity. ..

The World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Is Just a Fancy Way of Selling Debt

Last year the World Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced a permissioned Ethereum-based blockchain to facilitate the end-to-end issuance of bonds between financial partners. The Bretton Woods-created financial institution hopes to make debt capital markets far more efficient with a b..

Bitcoin is ‘Schmuck Insurance’: Morgan Creek Capital Founder

Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently surveyed fund managers and found that investors are the most bullish they’ve been on bonds since the end of 2008. But that popularity comes as long-term risks are developing for traditional asset classes. For these reasons, Morgan Creek Capital Founder & CIO, M..

‘Time for Plan ₿,’ Says VanEck Exec as Negative Yield Bonds Hit $15 Trillion

News According to Deutsche Bank, 27% of global bonds traded are now negative yield, so expected to pay out less than their initial cost. Negative yield bonds dwarf Bitcoin market capThis represents $15 trillion worth of debt. Or as VanEck digital asset director, Gabor Gurbacs, commented Aug. 14, ..

Inverted Yield Curve Signals U.S. Recession; Can Bitcoin Save Investors?

Recession indicators in the U.S. bond market just flashed their deepest warning signals since the period that led up to the 2008 financial crisis. Can bitcoin work as a safe haven and protect investors in the event of a U.S. recession? Popular Recession Indicator Flashes Warning Signals In stock ma..

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