Summary

This paper provides a high level overview of the architecture of the Digital Asset Platform, a common foundation on which financial services applications can be built. It provides the business rationale for our design decisions and is intended for a non-technical audience.

The Digital Asset Platform uses Distributed Ledger Technology to allow the mutualization of financial market infrastructure across distinct market participants. It does this while maintaining confidentiality and scalability, both vital for large, regulated markets. The DA Platform eliminates discrepancies between disparate but duplicative siloed data records, reducing the current errors, latency, risk, cost and capital requirements involved in processing financial transactions. Participants in the Platform share a single source of truth which provides continuous data integrity, any desired or mandated degree of transparency and the opportunity for rapid innovation.