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Distributed Ledger Technology

603, 2018

A Blockchain Innovator’s Guide To IP Strategy, Protecting Innovation and Avoiding Infringement

|6 Mar 2018|Resources|

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) promise to be a disruptive force in many areas. As a result, we are seeing a great deal of investment in this technology by industry and investors. In 2016, venture capital firms invested $392 million in the maturing technology and closed 75 deals. Furthermore, alternative forms of startup capital, such as Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), have recently eclipsed venture funding. These innovators are safeguarding their innovation with legal mechanisms for protecting IP, patents being the most significant among them. It is critical that participants in the blockchain ecosystem have a basic understanding of IP protection, strategy, and risk. This Primer is intended to provide such a foundation.

2211, 2017

Crypto-currencies An introduction to not-so-funny moneys

|22 Nov 2017|Resources|

This paper introduces the distributed ledger technology of crypto-currencies and aims to increase public understanding of these technologies, highlight some of the risks involved in using cryptocurrencies, and discuss some of the potential implications of these technologies for consumers, financial systems, monetary policy and financial regulation.

905, 2017

Hong Kong – Building Trust Using Distributed Ledger Technology

|9 May 2017|Resources|

This paper aims to explain briefly what DLT is, and indicate the technology’s transformative potential, describe what selected overseas jurisdictions have been doing to explore DLT, describe the present state of DLT exploration in Hong Kong, suggest an initial framework for Hong Kong to build up a DLT ecosystem and suggests potential DLT use-cases in Hong Kong for medium-term consideration. The paper takes its lead from the financial services implications of DLT – from which perspective DLT is a dimension of FinTech and also a digital currency. In that sense, blockchain strategy is one element of FinTech strategy. However, DLT has implications far beyond financial services, which the present paper also seeks to address.

405, 2017

Distributed Ledgers: Scenarios for the Australian economy over the coming decades

|4 May 2017|Resources|

This study contains analysis, interpretation and foresight, created by Data66 in consultation with subject-matter experts, in order to inform government, industry, and the broader Australian community of the plausible implications of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The intended outcome is to provide advance warning of potential challenges, risks and opportunities so that leaders and innovators can make better-informed decisions, including high impact policies, for today, which will impact our future.

1004, 2017

Discussion Paper on distributed ledger technology

|10 Apr 2017|Resources|

We use this Discussion Paper (DP) to start a dialogue on the potential for future development of DLT in the markets we regulate. We are particularly interested to explore where the balance of risk and opportunities may lie in relation to DLT. Following this DP, we look forward to further engagement through public events, supervisory work and the various channels we have to interact with the Fintech industry.

1301, 2017

Distributed Ledger Technology: Implications of Blockchain for the Securities Industry

|13 Jan 2017|Resources|

This paper is intended to be an initial contribution to an ongoing dialogue with market participants about the use of DLT in the securities industry. Accordingly, FINRA is requesting comments from all interested parties regarding all of the areas covered by this paper. FINRA also requests comments on any related matters for which it would be appropriate to consider additional guidance, consistent with the principles of investor protection and market integrity, based on DLT applications and their implications for FINRA rules.

2009, 2016

Editing the uneditable Blockchain: Why distributed ledger technology must adapt to an imperfect world

|20 Sep 2016|Resources|

This paper looks at why distributed ledger technology—applied to enterprise and permissioned networks—will need to evolve to adapt to an imperfect world where human error, laws and mischief will require more flexibility. It looks at the mixed blessing of the indelible ledger in light of Europe’s “right to be forgotten” laws, recent high-profile cybercurrency thefts and the age-old “fat finger” errors that have brought exponential harm to financial services.

2006, 2016

Industrialisation of Distributed Ledger Technology in Banking and Financial Services

|20 Jun 2016|Resources|

This paper will provide an overview of the transformation potential of distributed ledger Technology and potential disruptive use cases in financial services. However it will primarily focus on the business considerations that must be addressed before industrialisation of distributed ledger technology can commence. This paper concludes by discussing the key factors financial organisations should consider to measure the success of the initial implementations.

1706, 2016

Blockchain Reaction

|17 Jun 2016|Resources|

The authors of the report predict distributed ledger technology will fundamentally reorder the mechanics of both financial and other transactions. In the meantime, businesses will need to decide to what extent they will participate and invest in its ongoing development. Few can afford to sit on the sidelines waiting for total clarity as the technology evolves and is deployed by longstanding competitors and new entrants alike.

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