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

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...
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AFR: ASX blockchain to go live at end of 2020

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. Read More >
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BBC: Australian stock exchange to move to blockchain

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

  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. Read More >
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MarketWatch: Australian stock exchange bets on blockchain for its future

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...
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