Nasdaq: More Block Chain, Please

Nasdaq: More Block Chain, Please

Nasdaq was the first fully electronic stock exchange, launching in 1971. Other exchanges still required traders to turn in slips of paper, which wouldn't only be a hassle, but also inefficient with a lot of room for error. Fast-forward 44 years, and Nasdaq is looking at becoming the first stock exchange to use the block chain, the decentralized ledger at the heart of Bitcoin and most, if not all, cryptocurrencies. Last month, Nasdaq announced it had partnered with Chain, a block chain services provider, to facilitate the efficient issuance and transfer of shares in privately-held....


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