30 Sep '15, 12pm

How Wall Street is embracing bitcoin

How Wall Street is embracing bitcoin

Bitcoin officially becomes a commodity Bitcoin will now be classified as a commodity in the U.S. according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). R3 is the New York-based innovations firm behind the program and aims to establish a set of standards for a blockchain that banks can use. Together with R3, the banks will research and experiment with shared ledger solutions to meet banking requirements for security, reliability, performance, scalability, and audit. Niall Cameron, head of EMEA markets at HSBC called it an "exciting partnership" in a press release Tuesday and said that the bank was "pleased to be involved." Satoshi Murabayashi, a CIO at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group said that clients deserved a banking experience that comes with "enhanced security, low costs and minimal errors." It might still be early days but the technology could effectively allow ...

Full article: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/30/wall-street-is-embracing-b...

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