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Kirsty-Anne Jasper

Business journalist, Deputy Editor of Governance and Compliance magazine and freelance writer. 


BBVA and Red Eléctrica sign blockchain syndicated loan

Today the Spanish bank BBVA and the owner of the Spanish electricity grid, Red Electrica announced that they have partnered to deliver a syndicated loan arrangement using blockchain. The arrangement was concluded on BBVA’s proprietary distributed ledger platform. The deal is worth €150 million, and BBVA granted the loan alongside Japan’s largest bank, MUFG, and the French international banking group BNP Paribas. The transaction follows multiple pilots in the industry designed to test the potent

Deloitte and Attest team up for government blockchain identity

Government clients will have access to digital identity solutions through a new collaboration between the world’s largest professional services network, Deloitte and the identity management company, Attest. The new partnership launched yesterday in Washington will help unlock the full potential of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) for government. It will provide administrations with the resources needed to solve a host of government-specific issues.

Fear of a word? How queer.

Less than a month into my postgraduate studies I was excited to attend a research seminar at the University of Greenwich led by Dr Martin Dines, senior lecturer at Kingston University, entitled ‘Trouble with boys: Queer Domesticity and Egalitarian Relationships in Post-War London Novels’. It was a topic that was largely outside of my area of knowledge (although I had studied queer theory as an undergrad) and I was keen to learn about a new subject.