Sydney Stock Exchange Building New Blockchain Trading System

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Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald, has reported that the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX) is developing a private equity market solution using Blockchain technology that will initially look to facilitate the trade of private stocks, but will eventually open the system up to publicly traded stocks. 

built with the help of consultants Bit Trade Labs, they hope to complete the system in early 2018 and SSX hopes to sell versions of its system to small commodities exchanges, many of which have settlement times of up to a month. SSX settlements will be virtually instantaneous.

From the Herald:

“We will start with a private secondary equity market for venture capital and crowdfunded startups to register on our exchange,” said SSX’s chief consultant on the project, Loretta Joseph.

She said SSX had been working on the project for a year but claimed the government’s move to open competition in clearing and settlement encouraged them to do it.

“We will then move to a public secondary market. VC and crowdfunding are private little markets. It will give them another market that they can come to.”

 

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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