Blockchain tipped as fix for margin segregation

ISAs could move to distributed ledgers within 18 months, Barclays technologist claims

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Distributed ledger: Barclays has been exploring blockchain applications for 18 months

Blockchain technology could ease the operational complexities associated with individually segregated accounts (ISAs) for clearing and boost their popularity, a technologist at Barclays has claimed.

"We need to come up with an automated solution to help individual segregation, where you have a plethora of subaccounts, and potentially a shared ledger solution could help," said Lee Braine, a member of Barclays' investment bank chief technology office. "Currently, across the industry, there are a

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