Thursday 4 August 2016

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance adds Calypso Technology as corporate member

Yes, it's the Thursday morning PR email, back by popular demand. Something to do with Bitcoin ... 'Mikeycoin?' No, Bitcoin. My digital currency hasn't taken off yet. 'Will it ever?' Man, I need publicity! Like this! -

New York, New York [It's so good, ain't it? I mean, they named it twice!] (August 2, 2016) - The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA), is pleased to announce that Calypso Technology, a leading provider of comprehensive front-to-back technology solutions for the global financial markets, has joined the non-profit trade association as a corporate member. The addition of Calypso to the WSBA reflects the ever increasing need for blockchain knowledge and expertise across multiple segments and disciplines of financial markets.

Great! 'Yeah. I wonder what Ron Quaranta has got to say about it though.' Ha! Wonder no longer, Voice!

Notes Ron Quaranta, Chairman of the WSBA: "We are very pleased to have Calypso join the WSBA as one of our premier corporate members. Given the depth and breadth of their expertise in financial markets, as well as their innovative approach to blockchain and other disrupting technologies, we are confident that collaborating with Calypso on behalf of their customers and WSBA members will provide deep and lasting benefit for all parties. We look forward to many collaborative efforts with our colleagues at Calypso in the near future."

I'm impressed. Well done, Jennifer! (Massing PR, over in the States.)  You see, dear reader(s), this is the sort of PR I need for Mikeycoin. 'It's probably expensive, boss, and you haven't got a pot to piss in.' I'll just pay them with Mikeycoin. 'Brilliant!' / Oh, there's more -

Commenting on the membership announcement, Jean Safar, Chief Architect at Calypso adds: "We are delighted to join the WSBA. Blockchain has the potential to substantially improve both the efficiency and the transparency of the financial services industry, and the WSBA is dedicated to facilitating that transition. We are excited about the opportunity to work with both their leadership and member firms as we explore the various applications of the distributed ledger. Our participation in the WSBA will enhance our existing blockchain research and development, allowing us to bring innovative solutions to market faster."

Wow! Jean as well. 'I think that's covered it, boss.' Don't you want to hear more about The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance? 'Christ! Oh, go on, then.'

The WSBA mission is to guide and promote comprehensive adoption of distributed ledger technology across financial markets. We do this by engaging with industry leaders, policymakers and technology innovators through direct communication, comment letters, best practice recommendations and more to guide the industry dialogue about this important technological innovation, so that the financial markets can realize the full potential of these capabilities.

Eh? 'Yeah, it's good.'


Ah, that's enough. Seriously, man. I've done my duty for another week, you dig? / Anything else? Uh, not really. 'Music?' No. 'Come on, Mikey! What are you listening to?' Er ... some Beatles. Actually, the three songs which I think were John Lennon's greatest achievement(s) with the group: Strawberry Fields Forever, A Day in the Life, and I am the Walrus. All from 1967. He pushed himself to the limit on these songs. Obviously, he had Paul McCartney's help on the second one. 'And George Martin's help on all of them!' Of course. We mustn't forget him. The fifth Beatle. 'I thought that was George Best?!' Shut up, you idiot! / Well, well ... as much as I like Lennon's solo years, he seemed to give up on being a "great" artist later on. Or more likely he didn't care. I don't know. What do I know? Forget about it!