Goldman Sachs Taps Digital Asset to Build Open Platform for Tokenized Assets

Goldman Sachs will use Daml to develop and support the end-to-end digital life cycle across multiple asset classes on permissioned and public blockchains. November 3, 2021 Digital Asset, a leading software and services provider helping enterprises build economic value through interconnected networks, today announced that Goldman Sachs will use Daml, Digital Asset’s core technology, to...
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Digital Asset Meets Highest Standards of Data Protection with ISO 27001:2013 Certification

Industry-leading accreditation signals Digital Asset’s ongoing commitment to security, risk management, and best practices for data management across the organization October 28, 2021 Digital Asset, a software and services provider that helps enterprises build economic value through interconnected networks, today announced that it has achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification for...
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CAIS and Digital Asset Partner to Tackle Inefficiencies at Intersection of Wealth Management and Alternative Investments

New alliance will explore use cases for blockchain, distributed ledgers and smart contracts, including faster investor authentication methods, reduction of transaction cost and friction, and enhancing product liquidity October 18, 2021 CAIS, the leading alternative investment platform, and Digital Asset, the creators of the Daml multi-party application platform, today announced a...
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Deutsche Börse Names Digital Asset Strategic Technology Partner for its New Digital Post-trade Platform

Today’s announcement builds on a long-term strategic partnership and shared vision of digitizing financial markets October 6, 2021 Digital Asset today announced that it has been selected by Deutsche Börse, a financial market infrastructure provider, as a long-term strategic technology partner for its new fully digital post trade platform, D7. The new cloud-backed and DLT-ready platform...
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Bursa Malaysia Partners with Digital Asset and VMware to Develop Dematerialization Proof-of-Concept

The project aims to test the efficiency and operational feasibility of Daml and VMware blockchain-powered technologies in the issuance of dematerialized securities certificates September 14 Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or the “Exchange”), today embarked on a Dematerialization Proof-of-Concept to facilitate the dematerialization of securities certificates leveraging Daml smart...
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Digital Asset Strengthens its C-Suite as it Drives Toward Becoming the Global Economic Network of Interconnected Businesses

Company sees strong momentum as demand for Daml multi-party application platform grows July 14, 2021 Digital Asset announced today new C-suite additions to support its growing customer base and massive momentum heading into the second half of 2021. Robin Liebowitz, formerly head of global marketing at AWS Financial Services, has joined Digital Asset as chief marketing officer. Craig...
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Digital Asset partners with Nasdaq to enable Daml on the Marketplace Services Platform

The partnership creates new opportunities for clients looking to launch digital marketplaces where Daml-driven applications can seamlessly extend into the Marketplace Services Platform  June 24, 2021 Digital Asset today announced a new partnership with Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) to enable Daml-driven applications on the Nasdaq Marketplace Services Platform. Nasdaq and Digital Asset customers...
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Central Bank Digital Currency: Principles for Technical Implementation

New whitepaper deep dives into CBDC implementation and highlights the key points to consider when choosing a technology to support CBDC April 28, 2021 The challenge of creating and implementing CBDC is large and complex, requiring a thoughtful approach and technology solutions that not only address current challenges but also facilitate future innovation and support yet-to-be known...
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Xpansiv Selects Daml to Scale New ESG Platform in Global Commodity Markets

Xpansiv announces that it will be using Daml to underpin its infrastructure and enable the rapid scaling of ESG commodities in global markets. April 27, 2021 Xpansiv, the global marketplace for ESG-inclusive commodities, has announced that it will be using Daml, a multi-party application platform created by Digital Asset, to underpin its infrastructure and enable the rapid scaling of...
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Digital Asset Raises $120 Million Growth Round to Expand Daml Data Network

New funding enables Digital Asset to grow global team and make Daml the unified standard across systems of record April 21, 2021 Digital Asset, the creators of the Daml multi-party application platform, announced today it has raised over $120 million in Series D funding from 7RIDGE and Eldridge. Leading organizations across the world rely on Daml to transform disparate data silos into...
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GFT Joins Digital Asset’s DAML for Corda Program

Enterprises now have additional support options to write CorDapps in DAML October 20 Over the last few months we have seen a growing interest in DAML for Corda from both customers and partners alike. We are excited to announce that GFT joins a select list of partners providing DAML smart contract support for R3’s Corda blockchain. Digital Asset and GFT have enjoyed a longstanding...
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Asia Pacific’s DLT Initiatives Offer Valuable Lessons for Global Capital Markets

Accelerating the use of smart contract technology to optimize market workflows October 14 Given Asia Pacific’s economic momentum and affinity for advanced technology, it is perhaps unsurprising to discover that several Stock Exchanges in the region have picked up the baton when it comes to Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and its best recognized version of transaction recordkeeping,...
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Digital Asset Expands DAML for Corda Integration Support with Chainstack

Chainstack joins growing list of partners supporting DAML for Corda integration September 24 We’re thrilled to add Chainstack to our growing list of partners supporting DAML for Corda integration. The first phase, starting today, will see DAML being made available on Chainstack for Corda as an early access feature, with other protocols and platforms to be added over time, including...
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Digital Asset Joins Leading Companies and Law Firms in  Lawyers for Racial Justice Initiative

Lawyers for Good Government Foundation Announces New Racial Justice Initiative Lawyers for Good Government Foundation (L4GG), a non-profit network of more than 120,000 legal advocates with lawyers in all 50 states, recently launched its new Lawyers for Racial Justice initiative. Enlisting the in-house counsel of Fortune 500 companies, the support of major law firms, and a nationwide...
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Women in Tech with Kelly Mathieson

Kelly Mathieson, Chief Client Experience Officer, Digital Asset sat down with JAXenter.com to share her experiences as a senior female executive in financial services and technology industries. “You are the best author of your own career path” Kelly also shared her thoughts about the challenges women in tech still face today, the importance of diversity in the workplace and ways to...
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Healthcare Smart Contracts with DAML

  Corey Todaro, Senior Segment Lead, Healthcare at Digital Asset. sat down with Ray Dogum at Health Unchained to discuss  the latest healthtech trends impacting the industry.  Listen in to Corey and Ray as they discuss the effects of COVID19 on the healthcare system, the development of DAML, and how healthcare stakeholders feel about all these new technologies.   Click here to listen to...
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Money, Money, Money: The Future of Payments?

  UK FinTech Week 2020 goes virtual!  Yuval Rooz, CEO and Co-founder at Digital Asset participated on a lively panel discussion during UK FinTech Week 2020 about the future of payments.  Yuval was joined by  industry luminaries from Women in Payments, SWIFT, Bank of England, Hogan Lovells, and Modulr. From interoperability challenges to digital currencies, embedded payments and future...
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Exactpro Enables Testing for DAML-built Applications

  Post-trade activities are a crucial part of the overall trade process. As more large scale distributed ledger technology (DLT) projects come to life, stress testing DLT applications becomes necessary to ensure these new applications can meet the demanding requirements of the post-trade processing landscape.  Recently, Exactpro announced that it has expanded and adapted its post-trade...
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Waters Wavelength Podcast: Digital Asset on Blockchain

  Digital Asset’s Kelly Mathieson and Dan O’Prey talk about some of the challenges and opportunities with blockchain technology in capital markets.  We have broken down the session into five topical segments. Welcome -  Navigating the blockchain hype  The evolution of blockchain in capital markets The ins and outs of smart contracts & how companies are using DAML Major trends for...
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Emnet Rios Joins Forbes Finance Council

  Forbes Finance Council is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Accounting, Financial Planning, Wealth and Asset Management, and Investment Firms Emnet Rios, Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Digital Asset, has been accepted into the Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management, and...
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DAML: the contract language of distributed ledgers

In the September issue of Communications of the ACM, Camille Fournier, the head of platform development for a leading New York City hedge fund, sits down with Shaul Kfir, CTO and co-founder of Digital Asset, to discuss distributed-ledger technology  (DLT) and DAML, the open source smart contract language developed by Digital Asset.  In the interview, "DAML: The Contract Language of...
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Broadridge: Distributed Repo

  Broadridge Financial Solutions writes about why the repo market presents an ideal use case for distributed ledger technology and why they're using DAML to build an innovative  bilateral repo platform. Imagine a world where all participants on a repo transaction share a single view throughout the lifecycle of the trade. Where having a single source of record on a platform that defined...
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Change Wave speaks to Digital Asset CTO Shaul Kfir

Digital Asset's co-founder and CTO Shaul Kfir attended Collision 2019 in Toronto and spoke to Joshua Whiting of the ChangeWave podcast series by Treehouse, the provider of affordable and accessible technology education that helps people learn how to code.  Joshua asks Shaul about his career, achieving success and the importance of building diverse teams.  Watch Video >
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DigFin: Next week ASX opens doors to its DLT platform

  The first chance to access the exchange’s new build heralds profound changes to come. As milestones go, next week will be a quiet one: on Monday, April 29, the Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) will allow brokers to begin connecting to its new back-office systems based on blockchain. There won’t be a celebration or ticket tape. It’s just the start of a long process involving I.T....
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Risk.net: Functional programming reaches for stardom in finance

Would you like your software to be more reliable, harder to hack and cheaper to run? Then, if you aren’t already in on the act, it may be time to embrace functional programming – a maths-based approach that is challenging the status quo at financial firms. Proponents of functional languages say they are better at handling certain financial operations than the dominant, so-called...
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Global Custodian: A catalyst for change - Kelly Mathieson wins Industry Person of the Year

  Digital Asset made waves at Global Custodian’s Industry Leaders Awards event in New York as Kelly Mathieson, head of financial products, took home the coveted North America Industry Person of the Year award. We speak to Kelly on how industry attitudes have shifted around blockchain technology and its potential for clearing and settlement. Read More >
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Fortune: Google Expands Blockchain Push With Digital Asset Tie-Up

  Google is increasingly betting that blockchain technology, which creates a permanent ledger across multiple computers, will be key to competing with Amazon and Microsoft in cloud services. To that end, Google and the New York-based startup Digital Asset announced a partnership on Monday to bring blockchain to Google Cloud. “We’re partnering with Google Cloud to provide developers with...
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Barron's: 4 Women Who Make a Difference in Blockchain

  Big technology companies have routinely failed to hire women for new projects, or promote them to management and board positions. But with blockchain, women have led the way on some of the most important projects, both at tech companies and start-ups. Read More > (subscription required)
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WSJ Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch 2018

  Startups working in these hot areas of the technology industry take more than half of the spots on this year’s Wall Street Journal listing of 25 technology companies to watch. The list identifies startups that show signs of becoming emerging leaders in the tech industry. Read More >
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CoinDesk: Capital Markets Blockchains Are Finally Getting Go-Live Dates

If minimum viable products (MVPs) have so far proved elusive for companies building blockchain solutions for capital markets, Consensus 2018 marked a notable change in the narrative. Assembled in New York this week, a handful were even confident enough to give firm timetables for production. For those tired of blue-sky talk, it was refreshing to hear large-scale financial infrastructure...
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AFR: ASX blockchain to go live at end of 2020

The world's first industrial-scale blockchain in financial services will be switched on between September 2020 and March 2021, the ASX said on Friday, and will offer the possibility of settling trades in one day rather than two to reduce risk. Read More >
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BBC: Australian stock exchange to move to blockchain

Australia's main stock exchange has said it will become the first global market to use the technology behind Bitcoin to clear and settle trades. The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will replace its current clearing system with blockchain technology. The new system has been in development and testing for more than two years and aims to cut the cost of transactions, and make them...
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Coindesk: Blythe Masters: ASX Blockchain Embrace 'Precedent Setting'

  Would ASX upgrade? After months of waiting, the markets finally have an answer, as the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), the nation's largest domestic stock exchange, has officially revealed it will upgrade its post-trade settlement system, CHESS, using a blockchain platform designed by startup Digital Asset. Read More >
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MarketWatch: Australian stock exchange bets on blockchain for its future

Australia’s main securities exchange is betting on the record-keeping technology that underpins bitcoin to process stock trading in the country. The decision to adopt the technology to replace ASX Ltd.’s current decades-old system offers a significant foothold in mainstream finance for blockchain. ASX expects the shift will make the sharing of vast volumes of data more efficient and...
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Institutional Investor: The 2017 Tech 40: Blythe Masters

There has been no shortage of milestones for Digital Asset Holdings, the distributed-ledger technology company co-founded in 2014 by Sunil Hirani, CEO of trueEX Group, and Donald Wilson Jr., CEO of DRW Trading Group. The most headline-grabbing was the March 2015 appointment of Blythe Masters as CEO.  Read more >
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Financial News: DTCC and Blythe Masters push blockchain for repos

A project to bring cutting-edge blockchain technology to the vast $3-trillion-a-day US repo market has come a step closer to fruition. The tech firm led by Blythe Masters, the high-profile former JP Morgan executive, and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, one of the largest US clearing houses, are moving to phase-two of the project after a successful "proof of concept" test,...
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The Economist: The revolution beyond bitcoin

In 2015 “blockchain” technology evolved from a novel backwater to a mainstream matter. A clear distinction has been drawn between bitcoin and other crypto­currencies, on one side, and the technology that underpins them (now known as “distributed-ledger technology”). Today, virtually every large financial institution is exploring it. What was hailed as a great disruptive force for...
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Fortune: These are the 5 Hottest Companies in Fintech

Recent research by Citigroup (C, -0.07%) projects that revenues of financial technology startups will leap 10 times, to more than $100 billion, in the next four years. Here are a handful of companies with major growth potential. Digital Assets Holdings Year founded: 2014 Notable Investors: Citigroup, IBM Blythe Masters, chief executive officer of Digital Asset Holdings LLC, gestures as...
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Bank Innovation: 2016 Innovators to Watch: 1 to 5

3. Blythe Masters, CEO, Digital Asset Holdings Blythe Masters is no stranger to new ideas. As an executive at JPMorgan Chase in the 1990s, she hit on the idea of offloading lending risk to another bank in exchange for a fee — the now-famous credit-default swap. Post-crisis, Masters is at the cutting edge of finance once again, helming the distributed ledger powerhouse Digital Asset...
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Hyperledger: Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project Announces 30 Founding Members and Code Proposals To Advance Blockchain Technology

Distributed Ledger Effort Establishes Open Technical Governance Structure, Receives Influx of Code Contribution Proposals SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today is announcing new members from across the industry, a formal open governance structure and technical updates to the new...
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Financial Times: Blythe Masters and JPMorgan trial blockchain project

JPMorgan Chase has begun a trial project using blockchain as it seeks to lead banking-industry efforts to cut the cost and hassle of trading. The move by JPMorgan, the biggest US bank by assets, is among the clearest statements yet of banks’ determination to explore the potential of blockchain, the computer network on which bitcoin sits. Read more >
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Swift: Hyperledger wins the 2015 Innotribe Startup Challenge

Distributed ledger platform, Hyperledger, edges out the competition at this years' Innotribe Startup Finale at Sibos. Innotribe announces today that Hyperledger has won the 2015 Innotribe Startup Challenge, which includes a cash prize of USD 50,000. Hyperledger is a distributed ledger platform tailored for regulated financial institutions to eliminate reconciliation costs, prevent trade...
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Bloomberg: Blythe Masters Tells Banks the Blockchain Changes Everything

The penthouse meeting room in Le Parker Meridien hotel in midtown Manhattan is humming with chatter on this June afternoon. About a hundred money managers are networking at the end of the day at a Sandler O’Neill & Partners investor conference as the green rectangle of Central Park stretches into the distance 42 floors below. With neckties loosened and icy drinks in hand, the attendees...
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Financial News: Blythe Masters: Embrace the blockchain

The next wave of financial innovation should tackle some of the stability challenges the financial sector faces, such as counterparty risk, according to industry heavyweight Blythe Masters. Speaking to Financial News, the former global head of commodities at JP Morgan, who was recently appointed as chief executive of blockchain start-up Digital Asset, said the technology behind...
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Financial Times: A cryptocurrency fit for Wall Street

Rand Paul loves to present himself as a political pioneer. This week, however, the Kentucky senator and darling of the Tea Party is carving out new frontiers in finance. Announcing a 2016 presidential bid on Tuesday, he said he would collect donations via bitcoin. That makes him the first US presidential candidate to raise funds using the cryptocurrency. The move is likely to be wildly...
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Wall Street Journal: Ex-J.P. Morgan CDS Pioneer Blythe Masters To Head Bitcoin-Related Startup

Former J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. executive Blythe Masters has become one of the most high-profile Wall Street bankers to join the burgeoning digital-currency sector, taking on the leadership of a new platform for settling trades in bitcoin and other digital assets. Ms. Masters, best known for helping pioneer the credit-derivatives markets in the 1990s, has agreed to become the chief...
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