Specializing in high-tech stocks the American stock exchange, Nasdaq plans to develop a platform for security-tokens. It is reported The Block, citing a source familiar with the situation. It is assumed that the entire process of issue security tokens will comply with the requirements of us regulators.
According to the source, the Nasdaq is already in talks about this project with several companies, including blockchain-Symbiont startup specializing in smart contracts. The company plans to not only issue security tokens, and trade them. In the case that Nasdaq will be able to realize this idea, the platforms Polymath, tZero and TrustToken will be a serious competitor.
The Nasdaq was interested in licenzirovanie securities in 2015. In 2017, the exchange has entered into an agreement with the company Chain, which is developing financial products and services based on cryptographic registers, and together with it conducted the world’s first transaction securities via the blockchain.
It is worth noting that in may this year, the head of the exchange adena Friedman (Friedman Adena) in an interview with CNN, stressed that she believes cryptocurrency is the next step in the financial sector, and suggested the possibility of opening its own cryptocurrency exchange. A month before this statement, Nasdaq has agreed to cooperate with the cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, providing the latest technology for tracking market movements.