Smart contracts, Brexit and sovereign risk

The week on Risk.net, July 22–28, 2016

SMART CONTRACTS to slash time and costs, say technologists

BREXIT sparks worries about trade reporting

SOVEREIGN BOND risks spark new solutions 

COMMENTARY: Beyond the loop

From their birth, modern central banks have been intimately involved with the business of sovereign debt. In 1692, a fiscally troubled British state set up the Bank of England to facilitate raising money for naval spending. (A later, but equally troubled state would try something similar, less successfully, with the South Se