Canadian securities authority launches sandbox programme
The Canadian Securities Authorities (CSA) – the national securities regulator – launched on 27 February a sandbox programme for blockchain start-ups with the aim of facilitating the use of innovative products, while ensuring the protection of investors. Crypto-currency or distributed ledger-based ventures are being targeted to participate in this initiative.
Bank of England joins Hyperledger project
Both the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Bank of England announced on 28 February that they will join a group of over 100 financial institutions and start-ups in the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger project, This project is an open source collaborative effort, which aims to advance cross-industry uptake of blockchain technology.