Tag "Bank of England"

Brexit: How Will It Affect London as a Global Fintech Hub?

As the clock starts ticking closer and closer toward the inevitable Brexit, questions are being raised about London’s position as a global fintech hub. Simon Briskman, partner at the international law firm, Fieldfisher was of the opinion that funding was

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Blockchain Technology – Opportunities and Challenges- Speech by Deutsche Bundesbank

Keynote Speech at the 6th Central Banking Workshop 2016 by Carl-Ludwig Thiele, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank. Introduction I would like to warmly welcome you to the 6th Central Banking Workshop. I am delighted that we

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Bank of England Fintech Accelerator Partners with PwC on distributed ledger Proof of Concept

A team of PwC’s specialists in DLT and testing worked alongside the Bank to design and carry out a Proof of Concept to investigate the capability of distributed ledger technology – which creates a single shared view of transactions, allowing

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Central Banks Face Bitcoin Pressure

Given that the ‘distributed ledger’ technology upon which Bitcoin has been developed allows a payment system to operate without the need for intermediaries such as central banks, it is looking increasingly likely that the financial system is set to undergo

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