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Blockchain, GenAI reshaping fund distribution: Clearstreams’s Philippe Seyll

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Clearstream’s CEO Philippe Seyll has highlighted the transformative impact of digital platforms, blockchain, and generative AI on fund distribution, emphasizing their role in enhancing compliance and streamlining processes. In an interview with Delano, Seyll detailed how these technologies are reshaping the industry, particularly in Luxembourg.

Technology and Fund Distribution in Luxembourg
Philippe Seyll: Technology and data are pivotal in breaking down investment barriers. The Luxembourg fund industry has evolved by adopting various business models to enhance operational efficiencies and create synergies. Fund platforms, standardized fund flows, and the growing significance of data have been crucial. Clearstream has emerged as a central infrastructure for fund distribution, leveraging technology to support this transformation.

Blockchain and AI in Fund Distribution
Blockchain and generative AI (GenAI) are poised to revolutionize fund distribution. Blockchain can disintermediate processes, providing direct access to end investors, real-time trading, settlement processes, and enhanced transparency. Smart contracts and automation, powered by GenAI, streamline fund processes. The continued digitalization and provision of insightful data narrow the gap between asset managers and investors, delivering better value for money and improved compliance. Clearstream, with its robust digital infrastructure, supports this digital transformation.

Challenges in Adopting Technology
Transitioning to a shared ledger model, blockchain improves investor access, product facilitation, and data handling. This model, which allows each participant to contribute to a single transaction, reduces redundant processing. However, adopting this model involves issuing native crypto share classes or tokenizing existing fund shares, with the challenge lying in shifting to an ‘on-chain’ distribution network. Clearstream supports this innovation by integrating advanced technologies and supporting both on-chain and off-chain networks. A next-gen distribution platform can provide real-time insights and foster collaboration among intermediaries.

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Role of Digital Platforms
Clearstream has developed a dedicated fund distribution interface offering fund research services in collaboration with market data providers like Morningstar and Kneip. Collaborations with fintech platforms enhance portfolio management, ESG considerations, distribution checks, and due diligence services. FundsDLT, an integral part of Clearstream, facilitates market adoption among asset managers, distributors, and institutional clients.

Blockchain and DLT Revolution
Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) bring improved profitability and quality through automation, control, flexibility, traceability, security, speed, and efficiency. DLT also increases transparency among parties, providing a single source of truth where all stakeholders have access to the same information. The integration of FundsDLT into Clearstream reduces the distance between trading and post-trading, dealing with a high number of investors in a frictionless and automated way.

AI and Data Analytics
Asset managers are increasingly using AI to boost productivity, especially in investment research and client reporting. GenAI helps asset managers design go-to-market strategies, enhance reporting, and improve customer service. AI and machine learning (ML) are also used in KYC (Know Your Customer) processes, crucial for processing large volumes of transactions.

Compliance and ESG Investing
Clearstream integrates technology to ensure compliance and streamline regulatory processes. Strong control functions supported by digital tools help meet evolving regulatory requirements. Clearstream also offers ESG products and services, providing key sustainability information and connecting asset managers with relevant data points, including ESG ratings, climate insights, and sustainability goals.

Future of Fund Distribution
The fund industry is transforming, driven by technology and a commitment to improving efficiency and accessibility. Blockchain and emerging technologies are at the forefront, reshaping fund management and distribution. Clearstream is dedicated to integrating advanced technologies to drive innovation, with asset managers increasingly seeking direct-to-consumer access through their distribution channels or DLT channels. As the industry faces consolidation pressure and lower margins, technology adoption will accelerate, enhancing efficiency in asset management.

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RAK DAO Partners with Phoenix Group PLC (PHX) and Internet of People (IOPn) to Commit $100 Million Investment to Boost Web3 Innovation in Ras al Khaimah

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Phoenix Group PLC and IOPn commit to investing $100 million to drive innovation and attract top Web3 talent to Ras al Khaimah by 2030.

This partnership aims to create a thriving ecosystem for blockchain and digital assets in the region.

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RAK DAO, the world’s first and only Free Zone with Common Law features established to support digital assets companies, has entered into a strategic partnership with Phoenix Group and IOPn. This collaboration aims to drive innovation, foster economic growth, and further position Ras al Khaimah as a global hub for Web3 pioneers. Phoenix Group, an ADX-listed company, is a leader in web3 development in the UAE. IOPn is an integrated Web3 ecosystem that leverages blockchain, AI, and cutting-edge spatial computing.

As part of the partnership, Phoenix Group and IOPn have committed to investing $100 million into the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah by 2030 leveraging RAK DAO’s infrastructure. This substantial investment underscores Phoenix Group and IOPn’s dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals to the region within the Web3 space. The partnership seeks to target, encourage and attract highly-skilled individuals in Web3, crypto, blockchain, and developer domains to the region. Phoenix Group and IOPn aim to enrich the local talent pool by leveraging initiatives such as the Golden Visa programs and RAK DAO business licenses through investment. By nurturing top-tier talent, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPn seek to create a thriving ecosystem that harnesses cutting-edge technologies – including blockchain, spatial, and cognitive solutions for economic development and sustainability.

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO of RAK DAO has expressed, “We are thrilled to welcome Phoenix Group and IOPn as RAK DAO’s Ecosystem Partners. The $100 million investment marks a significant milestone in our mission to establish Ras al Khaimah as a premier destination for Web3 innovation and talent. By leveraging Phoenix Group and IOPn’s expertise and resources, we are poised to further enrich our dynamic ecosystem that fosters cutting-edge technologies and attracts the brightest minds in the blockchain and digital asset sectors.

This collaboration underscores our commitment to driving economic growth and sustainability through technological advancements. We look forward to welcoming top-tier professionals and pioneering initiatives that will redefine the digital landscape of Ras al Khaimah.”

Mr. Seyed Mohammad Alizadehfard (Bijan), Co-founder & Group CEO of Phoenix Group, elaborated on the new strategic dimensions of the partnership, stating, “Our joint venture marks a pivotal expansion of our commitment to blockchain infrastructure aimed at enhancing the technological landscape in Ras al Khaimah. Our partnership will not only drive innovation but also strategically position the Emirate as a leading center for blockchain excellence globally.”

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Mr. Mojtaba Asadian, Founder and CEO of IOPn, added: “IOPn builds on the visionary leadership of Ras Al Khaimah and the supporting environment created by RAK DAO to provide a unique opportunity for top-rated world talent to innovate and create value. IOPn is doing this by offering a powerful new Web 3.0 ecosystem and using the significant proven capabilities of Phoenix Group. We’re thrilled to be embarking upon this partnership with RAK DAO in collaboration with Phoenix Group.”

At the heart of this collaboration lies a commitment to access and nurture top-tier talent within the blockchain and Web3 industries. By enriching the local talent pool and fostering an environment conducive to innovation, RAK DAO, Phoenix Group and IOPN aim to drive forward-thinking initiatives that redefine the landscape and highlight the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah as an attractive destination for top talent. This six-year partnership and substantial investment underscore their dedication to stimulating innovation and attracting top-tier professionals.

 

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xPortal Enhances Solana Crypto-to-Cash Experience with New Ecosystem Integrations

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 xPortal, the ultimate financial super app for everything money, developed by the MultiversX team, is thrilled to announce significant enhancements to its platform, aimed at elevating the Solana ecosystem experience for both new and existing users.

These updates include the ability to top up xPortal Debit Cards with SOL, the listing of numerous SPL tokens, and the integration of leading SOL dApps in xPortal’s Discover section, the app’s multi-chain dApp hub. This development further cements xPortal’s role as a unique bridge between the digital and physical worlds, facilitating seamless transitions from crypto to cash for holders of top cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), MultiversX (EGLD), Solana (SOL), and Polygon (MATIC).

Starting today, xPortal users can effortlessly top-up their xPortal Debit Cards with their SOL holdings. This new feature allows Solana enthusiasts to use their crypto for shopping easily and manage their finances quickly, making it simpler than ever to transition from digital assets to real-world spending power.

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Additionally, xPortal now supports over 20 Solana-based SPL tokens, providing users with expanded opportunities to manage and interact with their favorite Solana assets. The new tokens available on xPortal include $PYTH, $IO, $JTO, $WIF, $BONK, $JUP, $RAY, $BOME, $HNT, $POPCAT, $BEER, $USDT, $USDC, $LINK, $LDO, $FTM, $RPL, $SUSHI, $DADDY, and $BODEN. This extensive list ensures that users can now enjoy a comprehensive Solana experience directly from the xPortal app, with more tokens being activated weekly.

The xPortal Discover section has also been enhanced with the addition of top-tier Solana decentralized applications (dApps). Users can now explore and interact with premier Solana dApps, including Jupiter Exchange, Raydium Protocol, and Kamino Finance.

Sergiu Biris, Head of Product at MultiversX and xPortal Lead, commented on the update: “These latest developments are a testament to our dedication to providing a complete experience for our users and represent a significant step forward in our mission to bring blockchain technology into the mainstream and make crypto payments the norm.”

“We’ve spent considerable time equipping xPortal with a unique set of features that make it stand out: unmatched simplicity and ease of use, beautifully abstracted complexity, the ability to bridge physical and digital realms, and many others. We’re excited to make access to all these features ecosystem-agnostic,” Biris added.

 

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ChainSwap Adds BNB Chain to Their Decentralised Exchange

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ChainSwap, a multi-chain decentralized exchange (DEX), has integrated BNB Chain into its platform, adding to its growing list of supported networks. The new integration will enable users to conduct transactions on the BNB network, with plans for cross-chain transactions in the near future.

The incorporation of BNB Chain has seen ChainSwap continue to expand its multi-chain DEX, cementing its commitment to provide users with a secure platform for seamless cross-chain transactions. This is enabled by Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP), delivering unparalleled security and privacy for transactions taking place on the platform.

Fitzy, Founder and CEO of ChainSwap, was emphatic on the importance of the new integration: “Integrating the BNB chain on our network will help our users navigate Web 3 space, and plays into our mission of growing, and becoming increasingly interoperable”.

With plans to enable cross-chain transactions between BNB Chain and other leading blockchain networks, ChainSwap aims to further expand the utility of its seamless cross-chain transactions for users.

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