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  • Byte Me: No security, no problem for Ethereum classic

    This week, a major cryptocurrency suffered an attack that strikes at the very heart of what makes cryptocurrencies valuable. And yet, for some reason, holders (or HODLers in the parlance of those in the know) didn't seem to mind. This raises the question: if a hack happens in the forest and no one cares, did it really happen?

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Cracks appear in crypto foundation

    The cryptocurrency market, fresh from a hellish year in which 83% of its $800bn market cap went up in smoke, is facing a new, and altogether more serious threat: the 51% attack.

    • 08 Jan 2019
  • Coinfloor sells bitcoin futures arm, pivots to spot markets

    As bitcoin investors reel from losses sustained last year, UK bitcoin exchange group Coinfloor has spun off its futures arm into a new exchange that will be owned by a number of firms and prominent individuals in the cryptocurrency market.

    • 08 Jan 2019
  • ICE delays bitcoin futures launch citing CFTC ‘process’

    New bitcoin futures engineered by Bakkt, a cryptocurrency firm set up by Intercontinental Exchange, will be delayed, according to a market notice released by ICE on New Year’s Eve.

    • 02 Jan 2019
  • UBS hires Hardwick as digital head

    UBS has hired former Deutsche Bank innovation head Elly Hardwick as chief digital officer, and rehired Rick Carey as chief technology officer, part of a broader revamp of the firm’s technology team.

    • 13 Dec 2018
  • Byte Me: the crypto reckoning

    It was never going to last. Bitcoin has ended its three month holiday from volatility and begun to crash once more. The cryptocurrency market is looking for a new floor.

    • 29 Nov 2018
  • VTB Capital says ‘blockchain has no commercial use’

    VTB Capital has no interest in adopting blockchain technology for banking, said Dmitry Snesar, VTB’s head of client coverage, at VTB Capital’s Russia Calling conference in Moscow this week.

    • 29 Nov 2018
  • Too many platforms: have Schuldschein banks met their Waterloo?

    Bemusement is growing among Schuldschein lenders, as a seventh issuance platform — again created to promote efficiency — is set to be launched.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • SIX readies launch of Deal Pool

    The Swiss Exchange (SIX) is calling on Swiss franc bond investors to register on Deal Pool, a new digital platform due to launch in the next few weeks.

    • 12 Nov 2018
  • Mixed reaction for first blockchain loan

    Spain’s Red Electrica Corporation has signed the first ever syndicated loan on a blockchain, though some loans officials away from the deal question how useful the technology will be in its goal of reducing transaction times.

    • 12 Nov 2018

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 23,474.87 54 9.05%
2 JPMorgan 22,392.03 63 8.64%
3 BNP Paribas 18,479.27 34 7.13%
4 HSBC 16,833.19 48 6.49%
5 Barclays 16,808.93 39 6.48%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 56,371.71 236 6.78%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 50,115.87 240 6.03%
3 JPMorgan 46,785.38 108 5.63%
4 UniCredit 45,665.76 207 5.50%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 43,321.52 173 5.21%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 114.77 1 17.52%
1 BNP Paribas 114.77 1 17.52%
3 Commerzbank Group 65.85 2 10.05%
4 Oakley Advisory Ltd 64.52 1 9.85%
4 Barclays 64.52 1 9.85%