Another week and another barrage of blockchain papers. This week piccie from http://bitsonblocks.net/
This week Euroclear come out with their paper. The Citi Digital Money paper also available online after being formally presented.
Also included are links to the Davos papers (World Economic Forum). Some of them, like the future of jobs are nothing new, just confirm what we arleady know (we hardly know what the job specs will be in 10 years time).
A couple of HFT stories. Interesting to read Aquis taking order handling action. Also liked the work of the Tradebot guys in using technology to solve the rubics cube. For those that like management, I very much enjoyed the Netflix insights. New found respect for their culture (assuming it endures). And a magic safety video from Qantas for all those frequent fliers.
Have a great week all.
Releasing the flow of digital money: Hitting the tipping point of adoption.https://www.citibank.com/icg/sa/digital_symposium/
Davos: World Economic Forum Tackles Fintech
Nice piccie. (p12)
Nice presentation (178 pages)
This introduces the reports released at Davos.
such as the future of jobs...
Goldman and IBM join Digital Asset Holdings funding round
Goldman Sachs and IBM have jumped aboard Digital Asset Holdings' recent investment round, taking the blockchain startup's haul to more than $60 million.
Love this comment:
...if the tool of the month is a hammer, everything around you looks like a nail....
Bank of America loads up on blockchain patents
Bank of America is in the process of filing 20 new blockchain-related patents, adding to the 15 it has already submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
.....describing the potential commercial application of its patents as "very unclear", Beasant said: "(It's) very important in the intellectual property world to reserve our spot even before we know what the commercial application might be."...
I just don't see how 'very unclear' patents can be enforceable.
Rather disappointing GS 'esk behaviour from mother Merrill.
Smart Securities Trading Platform Symbiont Raises $7 Million
Blockchain: Catalyst for Massive Change Across Industries
MarketsAquis Exchange to ban predatory high-speed trading
“This is absolutely not against HFT,” said Haynes
Olathe co-workers build a superfast Rubik’s Cube robot for a Guinness World Record attempt
(They work together at Tradebot Systems.)http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article57328688.html
LSE Said to Hire Morgan Stanley's Ross to Run Derivatives Venue: CurveGlobal
AFME responds to Commission’s call for evidence
Equity primary markets and trading report: Q4 2015
Apple Confidential - Steve Jobs on "Think Different" - Internal Meeting Sept. 23, 1997
Don't Touch That Dial! By Vaughan Bell
Worries about information overload are as old as information itself.
A respected Swiss scientist, Conrad Gessner, might have been the first to raise the alarm about the effects of information overload. In a landmark book, he described how the modern world overwhelmed people with data and that this overabundance was both "confusing and harmful" to the mind. It's worth noting that Gessner, for his part, never once used e-mail and was completely ignorant about computers. That's not because he was a technophobe but because he died in 1565.
Qantas Safety Video
― Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook