Blockchain practicalities move up the agenda

Feedback to the Financial Conduct Authority’s discussion paper highlights next steps for distributed ledger technology

Goldman Sachs leads new and existing investors in $38m funding round for Visible Alpha

Bank-backed research management solution provider will focus funds on product growth and global expansion

SEC raises outstanding questions on crypto fund registrations

US regulator calls for more dialogue as Esma mulls ban on crypto CFDs

FQS operations head departs for new role at Holbein Partners

John Murtagh leaves the quantitative FoHF after eight years in London office

Former Bloomberg product manager to advise research-hosting start-up

Amar Rajani, founder of specialist fintech advisory firm, will advise on the Mifid-compliant product

Microsoft to acquire hybrid cloud storage provider Avere Systems

The deal amps up Microsoft’s campaign to compete in the enterprise solutions space

Northern Trust buys Citadel’s tech admin business

Move follows administrator’s acquisition of Omnium in 2011

Regtech firm ACA sold to Starr Investment Holdings

PE firm New Mountain Capital agrees to sell majority stake after four year partnership

Vela expands its Mifid II market data solution

Electronic liquidity provider, Virtu Financial, has joined the Systematic Internaliser data hub

eSentire releases recommendations to mitigate CPU vulnerabilities

Cyber-security specialists offer alternatives to fully replacing the affected hardware

Former COO of Capital Support joins specialist IT consultancy

Carl Chapman will lead IT consultancy MMRIT in the “next stage of development”

Linedata partners with London Stock Exchange’s hosted platform for transaction reporting

Mutual clients of the two services can use London Stock Exchange’s UnaVista platform as an Approved Reporting Mechanism

Winton’s alt data business used in 75% of its research efforts

Hivemind data scientists reveal what they’ve been up to this year

Pressure mounts over regulators’ cyber-security

Letters from the MFA to the NFA and the CFTC urge the regulators to rethink their data security

Eze Software enhances currency hedging risk management with new solution

Users of Eze Software’s OMS will benefit from more automation

Only 2% of investment firms fully automate compliance programmes, new research shows

Widespread manual processes leave firms exposed

Commcise partners with RSRCHXchange marketplace on Mifid II solution

Research consumption data will feed in to Commcise’s proprietary algorithm for fair cost allocation

Vela offers immediate support for bitcoin futures trading access

Market access technology provider keeps pace with CME and Nasdaq