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Barron's: Blockchain Is Starting to Show Real Promise Amid the Hype

Posted by Digital Asset on Aug 23, 2018 2:49:57 PM

 

The blockchain revolution is here.

The technology long associated with Bitcoin is now being used to make businesses as varied as trade finance, videogaming, travel insurance, and diamond mining more efficient and more secure.

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Topics: Distributed Ledger, DLT, ASX

CoinDesk: Blythe Masters Looks Beyond Finance for Next Wave of Blockchain Growth

Posted by Digital Asset on Aug 23, 2018 2:47:00 PM

 

To hear Blythe Masters tell it, the time has come for Digital Asset (DA) to spread its wings and fly.

The distributed ledger technology (DLT) company she founded in 2014 is entering a new phase, heralded by, among other things, a partnership with Google Cloud to simplify and proliferate the tech.

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Topics: Distributed Ledger, DLT, ASX

CoinDesk: Capital Markets Blockchains Are Finally Getting Go-Live Dates

Posted by Digital Asset on May 17, 2018 2:04:00 PM

If minimum viable products (MVPs) have so far proved elusive for companies building blockchain solutions for capital markets, Consensus 2018 marked a notable change in the narrative.

Assembled in New York this week, a handful were even confident enough to give firm timetables for production. For those tired of blue-sky talk, it was refreshing to hear large-scale financial infrastructure projects discussed openly and frankly, in clear terms of where they are and when we can expect to see things going live.

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Topics: ASX

AFR: ASX blockchain to go live at end of 2020

Posted by Digital Asset on Apr 27, 2018 5:00:00 PM


The world's first industrial-scale blockchain in financial services will be switched on between September 2020 and March 2021, the ASX said on Friday, and will offer the possibility of settling trades in one day rather than two to reduce risk.

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Topics: ASX

BBC: Australian stock exchange to move to blockchain

Posted by Digital Asset on Dec 11, 2017 2:40:21 PM

Australia's main stock exchange has said it will become the first global market to use the technology behind Bitcoin to clear and settle trades.

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will replace its current clearing system with blockchain technology.

The new system has been in development and testing for more than two years and aims to cut the cost of transactions, and make them faster and more secure.

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Topics: ASX

Coindesk: Blythe Masters: ASX Blockchain Embrace 'Precedent Setting'

Posted by Digital Asset on Dec 10, 2017 2:31:00 PM

 

Would ASX upgrade?

After months of waiting, the markets finally have an answer, as the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), the nation's largest domestic stock exchange, has officially revealed it will upgrade its post-trade settlement system, CHESS, using a blockchain platform designed by startup Digital Asset.

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Topics: ASX

MarketWatch: Australian stock exchange bets on blockchain for its future

Posted by Digital Asset on Dec 9, 2017 2:37:00 PM

Australia’s main securities exchange is betting on the record-keeping technology that underpins bitcoin to process stock trading in the country.

The decision to adopt the technology to replace ASX Ltd.’s current decades-old system offers a significant foothold in mainstream finance for blockchain. ASX expects the shift will make the sharing of vast volumes of data more efficient and lead to cost savings for its customers.

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Topics: ASX

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