ASX will share blockchain system savings

Original article by James Eyers
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 15 : 8-Dec-17

Stock exchanger operator ASX Limited expects to achieve significant cost savings by phasing out its CHESS settlement and clearing system for equities in favour of one based on blockchain technology. Financial market experts say the shift to distributed ledger technology developed by Digital Asset Holdings will increase the sharemarket’s transparency, and have welcomed the ASX’s announcement that some its cost savings will be passed on to market participants. The ASX could potentially deploy blockchain technology for other markets.

CORPORATES
ASX LIMITED – ASX ASX, DIGITAL ASSET HOLDINGS LLC, STOCKBROKERS AND FINANCIAL ADVISERS ASSOCIATION LIMITED, NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY, DIGITALX LIMITED – ASX DCC, EUROZ SECURITIES LIMITED, KPMG AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NCC GROUP, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, JP MORGAN AND COMPANY INCORPORATED

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