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ESMA releases discussion paper on distributed ledger technology in securities markets


Blockchain is useful for more than just Bitcoin - it has the potential to change the fabric of markets. At its core, blockchain is a data structure that forms a public ledger. The distributed ledger acts as a transparent and secure way to track executed transactions, acting as a single source of truth. Blockchain will not only provide numerous opportunities and efficiencies for the financial services industry, it can vastly reduce the cost and complexity of business processes across other sectors.

ESMA releases discussion paper on distributed ledger technology in securities markets

ESMA releases discussion paper on distributed ledger technology in securities markets.

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