Evelyn Wilder

Business Wire: Alphaledger Achieves Industry Milestone

Alphaledger has recorded municipal bond originations on blockchain infrastructure in the United States, utilizing parallel recordkeeping. This milestone is the first step towards a fully on-chain life for municipal bonds, without needing the PDFs, faxes, and intermediaries required today. While Alphaledger is focused on origination, this first step sets in motion future smart contract capabilities, including on-chain clearing and custody…

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Bloomberg: Startup Uses Blockchain for Muni-Bond Deals in an Industry First

A startup is modernizing the stodgy world of municipal bonds by using blockchain to originate deals. The company said it is a first in the $4 trillion market.

Alphaledger recently acted as the underwriter for three debt sales in New York, documenting the deals on its platform based on blockchain, the technology used for verifying and recording transactions that’s at the heart of Bitcoin. More municipal sales are in the works, company leadership said…

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Podcast: FICC Focus

Muni Bonds Discover the Blockchain: Masters of the Muniverse

From the Bloomberg Intelligence series, hosts Eric Kazatsky and Amanda Albright discuss new developments at the intersection of the sleepy municipal bond market and blockchain technologies. This week we are joined by Tammie Arnold and Stephen Winterstein from Alpha Ledger.

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Bond Buyer: Winterstein Joins Alphaledger to Grow Muni Blockchain

Municipal market veteran Stephen Winterstein has been tapped to lead capital markets at Alphaledger, a growing muni blockchain firm.

Winterstein, who has 30 years of experience in a variety of leadership positions across the municipal industry, including portfolio management, credit and quantitative research, and strategy was most recently head of municipal fixed income at MarketAxess…

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Bloomberg: PIMCO Veterans Look to Shake Up ‘Old School’ Muni Loan Market

After breaking new ground in exchange-traded funds for Pimco more than a decade ago, Manish Dutta and Tammie Arnold have set their sights on one of the more opaque corners of municipal finance.

Their company, Alpha Ledger Technologies, is seeking to modernize the market for direct lending to municipalities through a platform based on blockchain, the technology used for verifying and recording transactions that’s at the heart of Bitcoin…

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Bond Buyer: Pacific Northwest Firm Wants Blockchain to Work for Small Muni Borrowers

A firm in the Pacific Northwest is trying to take blockchain-based municipal borrowing mainstream, and has announced its first loan in Oregon after launching with issuers in its home Washington state.

Small issuers in particular stand to benefit from, say the founders of Alpha Ledger Technologies, which just recorded a $1.345 million loan for the Port of Astoria, Oregon, its second such loan and first in Oregon…

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