Franklin Templeton executive Sandy Kaul said in a report that a pathway to re-engineering the global financial markets can be seen for the first time.

Major financial firms like JPMorgan and HSBC are ramping up their blockchain-related activities several months before 2024, accelerating the adoption of distributed ledger technology (DLT) within traditional finance. 

In November, there was a rise in activity among major financial institutions like JPMorgan and HSBC. On Nov. 3, JPMorgan executed its first decentralized finance (DeFi) trade on a public blockchain. The company rolled out programmable payments for its institutional blockchain platform JPM Coin on Nov. 10. Executives of JPMorgan Chase and Apollo also unveiled plans for a tokenized enterprise mainnet on Nov. 28. 

Apart from JPMorgan, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has also been on the move. On Nov. 1, HSBC and financial services provider Ant Group tested tokenized deposits under a sandbox arranged by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Meanwhile, HSBC partnered with Metaco, a Ripple-owned tech firm, on Nov. 8 to hold tokenized securities on its new custody platform. 

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