Blockchain DLT Working Group Meeting

June 10, 2017

Thursday 6th July from 5pm – 6pm at London Metropolitan University

The next meeting of the ISITC Blockchain DLT Working Group will be held on the 6th July at London Metropolitan University in Moorgate (near the corner of London Wall and Moorgate).

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MiFID II/MIFIR Demystified

May 12, 2017

Report by ISITC Europe to demystify MIFID II and MIFIR.

On 20th October 2011, the European Commission published two proposals: the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), along with Markets in Financial Investments Regulation (MiFIR). Both the Directive and Regulation aim to establish a safer and more transparent financial system by enhancing regulatory requirements, market transparency and investor protection. Read more

ISITC Europe – AGM Report & New Website Launch

February 6, 2017

isitc - bat - biss“Outstanding”, “Best conference I have been to for years”, “Fantastic well informed speakers” were just a few of the comments made at the recent ISITC Europe AGM & Conference held on Thursday 26th January at the Hilton London Tower Bridge.

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Standards and legal issues in implementing Blockchain DLT

November 9, 2016

isitc batISITC Europe is pleased to announce one of the most important events of 2016 with its December Blockchain DLT working group. The meeting will be held on Thursday 1st December at London Metropolitan University from 4pm – 6pm. In this session we will debate with leading practitioners standards and legal issues in implementing Blockchain DLT.

Mayer Brown are a top legal firm practising in global markets and with Blockchain DLT capturing the attention of financial markets players implementation issues are now featuring as major obstacles. Oliver Yaros, a senior associate in the IP team at Mayer Brown who advises FS firms on data and integration issues in DLT and Bourn Collier, an associate, will present “Regulatory Approaches and Issues in Practice of Blockchain DLT in Financial Markets”.  Read more

Blockchain DLT – lessons learnt from CREST

November 1, 2016

In October 2016, Euroclear hosted a commemorative event to mark the 20th Anniversary of the successful implementation of CREST (the UK settlement system). Research undertaken by BISS Research, together with; Dr Hermann Rapp, Anglia Ruskin University, Dr Cristina Parisi, Copenhagen Business School, with assistance of Dr Marta Gasparin, Leicester University, explored the impact of its introduction.  


Gary Wright, CEO of BISS Research & co-founder of Block Asset Technologies, explores CREST’s relevance in today’s innovation technology. Does Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) have the same capability, in bringing wholesale changes to market infrastructure?

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ISITC proposes 10 Blockchain benchmarks to standardize tools

July 30, 2016

The European branch of the International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC) has proposed 10 blockchain benchmarks it believes will help standardize the increasingly diverse set of blockchain tools currently available on the market.

Created by the ISITC’s Blockchain DLT Working Group at a meeting, the benchmarks are the latest step in a series of global efforts aimed at ensuring blockchain can enable a new wave of efficient, decentralized data sharing without recreating today’s siloed centralized database infrastructure.

But creating reliable standards across industries and borders is about more than just helping ensure interoperability, according to co-chair of the ISITC Blockchain DLT Working Group, Gary Wright. Rather, the creation of blockchain standards is a key step towards improving the bottom line for companies that use distributed ledger technology.

Wright also sits on the European executive board of ISITC and co-founded London-based Block Asset Technologies.