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The exchange with an insatiable appetite to disrupt

[NOV 2023] Competition in equities trading in developed markets is now so well-established that it seems to have existed forever. In reality it is as much a creation of regulators as of the digital technology that has enabled stock markets to dispense with physical floors and reach across national borders. True, NASDAQ can trace itsContinue reading “The exchange with an insatiable appetite to disrupt”

SDX says SMEs are the key to the growth of digital asset markets

[FEB 2023] A transcript of the Future of Finance interview with Massimo Butti, Head of Equity at SDX. Dominic Hobson  00:14: Hello, I’m Dominic Hobson, Co-founder of Future of Finance. My guest today is Massimo Butti, head of equity at SDX, the digital asset exchange and central securities depository owned by SIX, the Swiss exchangeContinue reading “SDX says SMEs are the key to the growth of digital asset markets”

SDX says SMEs are the key to the growth of digital asset markets

[JAN 2023] Key Insights From This Interview Traditional stock exchanges have much to learn from digital asset markets, especially in attracting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as issuers.  The SME market has great potential. But at present most of the capital value created by these businesses is being captured by the private equity industry (thisContinue reading “SDX says SMEs are the key to the growth of digital asset markets”

The financial market infrastructure of the future will look like this

[MAR 2022] The financial market infrastructure of the future will look like this One of the signal achievements of blockchain technology is to highlight the inefficiencies of financial market silos in which the free flow of assets and transactions is obstructed by fragmented data sets that must be reconciled laboriously and repeatedly. A vision ofContinue reading “The financial market infrastructure of the future will look like this”

How traditional stock exchanges can reinvent themselves for the digital age

[FEB 2022] How traditional stock exchanges can reinvent themselves for the digital age Traditional stock exchanges are confronted by a classic Innovator’s Dilemma. They have the installed client base and the revenues to match. But if their digital challengers lack clients, they also benefit from nugatory costs and a new technology powerful enough to extendContinue reading “How traditional stock exchanges can reinvent themselves for the digital age”

The token exchange that wants to move fast and build things, not break them

The token exchange that wants to move fast and build things, not break them Fusang – A fully regulated digital exchange for securities tokens Fusang is Asia’s first fully licensed and regulated digital financial ecosystem for security tokens and assets. Licensed in two jurisdictions (Hong Kong and Labuan, Malaysia), Fusang operates a fully licensed andContinue reading “The token exchange that wants to move fast and build things, not break them”

Singapore-based ADDX security token exchange is off to a flying start

Singapore-based ADDX security token exchange is off to a flying start The ingredients of a successful security token exchange are now clear. It must be regulated, focused on asset classes that will benefit from greater liquidity and secondary market trading, and be backed by strong, committed and widely recognised shareholders that are willing to engageContinue reading “Singapore-based ADDX security token exchange is off to a flying start”

INX security token issue and investments are driving tokenised securities markets towards lift-off 

INX security token issue and investments are driving tokenised securities markets towards lift-off  New York-based INX Limited shot to prominence last year when it raised US$85 million in an initial public offering (IPO) that was not only tokenised but, because it was fully registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), open to all kindsContinue reading “INX security token issue and investments are driving tokenised securities markets towards lift-off “