blockchain

An Overview of the Cryptoasset Capital Market

Monday, March 18, 2019

Recently there has been substantial growth in cryptoasset marketplaces and product offerings. The marketplace is complex and comprises of the traditional stock market, foreign exchange and the cryptoasset market. This blog post provides details on both crypto-only and fiat-supporting markets. We also explore trading venues, such as centralised and decentralised exchanges and the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. Read More

Understanding the Cryptoasset Market

Monday, February 4, 2019

by Quantifi & OKCoin

The technological advancements behind cryptoassets have come a long way and have the potential to disrupt the financial system as we know it. Central banks and other financial institutions can play a key role in shaping this landscape. However, this global phenomenon is creating confusion on multiple levels i.e. how individual cryptoassets differ from one another and the role of the major participants in the cryptoasset ecosystem. With the buzz around bitcoin, altcoins, cryptocurrencies and tokens, a whole new financial ecosystem has been created. In this whitepaper, we will discuss the taxonomy of cryptoassets, market participants and the current capital market landscape.

Understanding the Basics of the Cryptoasset Market

Friday, January 25, 2019

The technological advancements  behind cryptoassets have come a long way and have the potential to disrupt the financial system as we know it. This global phenomenon is creating confusion on multiple levels i.e. how individual cryptoassets differ from one another and the role of the major participants in the cryptoasset ecosystem. With the buzz around bitcoin, altcoins, cryptocurrencies and tokens, a whole new financial ecosystem has been created. This blogs looks at the taxonomy of cryptoassets, market participants and the current capital market landscape. Read More

What are the Latest Technology Trends in Financial Markets?

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Technology is transforming the financial service industry. New, disruptive technology including AI, Big Data, Cloud, Microservices, Modern CPUs, In-Memory Computing, Lambda Architectures, and Blockchain have the potential to radically change how firms operate. Quantifi is on the forefront of these changes and our advanced architecture and significant investment in R&D provides our clients with the latest innovations and a significant competitive advantage. Read More

Blockchain Technology Explained

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Blockchain is the most recognised form of distributed ledger. Blockchain based DLT, which was first applied as the underlying technology for virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, has a number of possible applications within finance. For example, DLT could be applied to digital record keeping, smart contracts, digital currencies and digital assets. In this blog post we illustrate few selected characteristics. This new technology has the potential to redefine operations and improve the efficiency, security and economics of the financial industry. It is time for financial institutions to change and benefit from the possibilities of distributed technologies. Read More

Quantifi Whitepaper Explores How Blockchain Could Change the Financial Markets

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Quantifi has announced the release of their whitepaper titled ‘How Blockchain Could Change the Financial Markets’. The paper was co-written with Noble Markets, a provider of post-trade technology for the OTC markets and OKCoin, a leading blockchain technology company. The paper focuses on two important areas for financial markets – blockchain’s impact on financial transactions (OTC derivatives, syndicated loans) and risk management. read more

Part 2: How Blockchain Could Change the Financial Markets

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

by Quantifi, Noble & OKCoin

This whitepaper focuses on the applications of blockchain technology on various aspects of the capital markets. The blockchain technology platform is a distributed ledger technology (DLT) system, which has triggered a fundamental challenge to the nature of money, transforming current business processes. It is one of the most disruptive technologies available at present, designed to simplify the value chains around trading, payment and market infrastructure. If fully adopted, blockchain will create a more efficient, more transparent and more secure marketplace whilst reducing transaction processing costs.

Part 1: Blockchain Technologies

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

by Quantifi, Noble & OKCoin

Over the last 20 years, there have been significant technology advancements in the financial markets. Most recently, the interest in blockchain has been huge. This new technology has the potential to redefine operations and improve the efficiency, security and economics of the financial industry. It is time for financial institutions to change and benefit from the possibilities of distributed technologies. Firms are investing millions in developing blockchain applications. Few now doubt that blockchain could soon revolutionise the global financial services industry.