Blockchain, Brexit and Libor

The week on Risk.net, May 13–19, 2016

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BLOCKCHAIN showing promise in trials BREXIT political risks delaying reform LIBOR still too important to swaps market   COMMENTARY: Blockchain's baby steps Bitcoin's architects (still anonymous) had hoped to revolutionise the world of currency by replacing conventional money with anonymous transactions registered using blockchain technology. This hasn't happened, but there are signs that, in the more specialised area of securities dealing, the underlying blockchain technology could produ