The BSTX blockchain exchange is betting on a blend of the old and the new
BSTX is the first exchange based on blockchain to be fully regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and licensed to operate on a national scale. It took the founders of the Boston-based exchange years to get there but they were clear from the outset that fully regulated status is the key to success. It certainly makes it easier to engage regulated brokers and market-makers as well as institutional investors. So does allowing those trading firms to communicate with each other via the FIX protocol and clear and settle trades through the traditional securities and funds clearing house (NSCC) and the American central securities depository (DTC). Dominic Hobson, co-founder of Future of Finance, spoke to Lisa Fall, CEO, and Jay Fraser, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Boston-based exchange.