The partnership began with the creation of a Target Operating Model for a blockchain-centric commodities platform. This has now been implemented within Sentinel, Kynetix’s specialist commodity title and post trade platform.
Scott Riley, Blockchain Lead for Kynetix commented: “There is a lot of focus on distributed ledger technology (DLT), particularly in the payments and settlement areas; however, there is still a lot of ambiguity around specific details such as liquidity and interfacing with fiat currency systems. What we see is a unique opportunity to address some inherent challenges in the physical commodities world which are not dependant on legacy securities infrastructure. The two distinct work streams we are addressing with Imperial College are high-payback use cases. These allow our consortium participants to take real advantage of pragmatic DLT based solutions.”
Matt Dolton, Director at Kynetix added,
“Our years of experience in delivering solutions that bring trust and transparency to commodity exchanges and the banking world gives us real insight. It seems to us that the commodities world has an opportunity to jump ahead and embrace the latest technology advances to provide business advantage for the specialist commodities industry. We’re delighted to be working with the thought leaders at Imperial College to create solutions for real world challenges.”
Prof William Knottenbelt, Director of the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering, noted
“Working on innovative real-world use cases for blockchain technology is a key focus for us. We are delighted to be working closely with Kynetix in this fascinating application space.”
About Imperial College London:
Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. The Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Computing, and aspires to be a leading international centre for ongoing research and application activity related to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.