31 Dec '15, 11am

Nasdaq makes first share trade using blockchain technology

Nasdaq makes first share trade using blockchain technology

The Bank of England has also created a blockchain team and in December invited students to pitch new uses for the technology, offering the prize of an internship with the bank. "We believe this successful transaction marks a major advance in the global financial sector and represents a seminal moment in the application of blockchain technology,” said Bob Greifeld, chief executive of Nasdaq. "Through this initial application of blockchain technology, we begin a process that could revolutionise the core of capital markets infrastructure systems. The implications for settlement and outdated administrative functions are profound." For banks, the attraction lies in the speed of transactions as several layers of verification can be stripped away in favour of transparency. Instead of transactions all going through a central clearing house, then settling on both sides’ internal le...

Full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/12075825/nasda...

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