ESMA Director: Blockchain Could Enhance Securities Trading Process

ESMA Director: Blockchain Could Enhance Securities Trading Process

The executive director of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Union’s top securities watchdog, has said that the agency believes blockchain technology could enhance the post-trade process. ESMA has spent more than a year investigating the impact of digital currencies like bitcoin on the investment landscape in the EU, and in April issued a call for more information on the technology in a bid to assess how it could affect the securities trade lifecycle. Executive director Verena Ross spoke earlier this month at an event in the United Kingdom organized by the....


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