Nasdaq Launches Enterprise-Wide Blockchain Technology Initiative
Initial Application for Nasdaq Private Market
Appoints Blockchain Technology Evangelist to Lead Effort
Importantly, the creation of a securities distributed ledger function using blockchain technology will provide extensive integrity, audit ability, governance and transfer of ownership capabilities.
"Utilizing the blockchain is a natural digital evolution for managing physical securities," said
Nasdaq is one of the first multinational financial services companies to explore ways to leverage the blockchain in a non-currency manner. The company's first application will provide a fully-electronic, distributed ledger-style solution for accurate record-keeping that complements ExactEquity™, Nasdaq Private Market's cloud-based equity management solution that enables private companies to manage their capitalization table and stock plans more efficiently.
"We are always looking at new ways to leverage technology to provide client-centric solutions," Greifeld continued. "Our initial application of Nasdaq's blockchain technology-enabled offering will modernize, streamline and secure typically cumbersome administrative functions, and will simplify the overwhelming challenges private companies face with manual ledger record-keeping."
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