April 10, 2017
NEW YORK and LONDON, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Euroclear, a trusted provider of post-trade services, and Paxos®, a financial technology company delivering pioneering blockchain solutions, are pleased to announce the successful completion of their second pilot for Euroclear Bankchain, the new blockchain settlement service for London bullion due to go live this year. The two day pilot included 16 market participants including Citi, Société Générale, MKS PAMP Group, INTL FCStone Ltd, Barrick Gold Corporation, NEX EBS BrokerTec and ED&F Man and saw over 100,000 settlements.
The first pilot program took place in December 2016 with over 600 OTC test bullion trades settled on the Euroclear Bankchain platform over the course of two-weeks. The pilot was coordinated through the Euroclear Bankchain Market Advisory Group that includes participants working with Euroclear and Paxos in the roll-out of the new service.
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Euroclear group is the financial industry's trusted provider of post trade services. At the core, the group provides settlement, safe-keeping and servicing of domestic and cross-border securities from bonds, equities and derivatives to investment funds. Euroclear is a proven, resilient capital market infrastructure committed to delivering risk-mitigation, automation and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise.
The Euroclear group includes Euroclear Bank which is rated AA+ by Fitch Ratings and AA by Standard & Poor's as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & Ireland. The Euroclear group settled the equivalent of EUR 675 trillion in securities transactions in 2015, representing 191 million domestic and cross-border transactions. By December 2015, the group held EUR 27.5 trillion in assets for clients.
For more information about Euroclear, please visit euroclear.com
Euroclear press contact: Craig MacDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org
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