Nasdaq Could Help Overstock Push Blockchain Tech into Financial Mainstream

Nasdaq Could Help Overstock Push Blockchain Tech into Financial Mainstream

Nasdaq has become one of the first multinational financial services companies to delve into non-currency usage of blockchain technology. On Monday, May 11, the company announced that it would begin to leverage the colored coin protocol Open Assets to "expand and enhance the equity management capabilities offered by its Nasdaq Private Market platform."....


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