Nasdaq

The NASDAQ Stock Market is an American stock exchange. It is the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization, behind only the New York Stock Exchange.

The exchange platform is owned by The NASDAQ OMX Group, which also owns the OMX stock market network and several other US stock and options exchanges.

NASDAQ was founded in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), which divested itself of NASDAQ in a series of sales in 2000 and 2001.

Until 1987, most trading occurred via the telephone. During the October 1987 stock market crash, however, market makers often did not answer their phones. To remedy this, the Small Order Execution System (SOES) was established. SOES provides an electronic method for dealers to enter their trades. NASDAQ requires market makers to honor trades executed using SOES.

In 2006, the status of NASDAQ was changed from a stock market to a licensed national securities exchange.

In 2013, NASDAQ was approached by private equity firm Carlyle Group about taking the exchange operator private, but the talks fell apart over a disagreement on price.

IBM, NASDAQ and Others to Speak at Infocast’s First-Ever Blockchain World Congress
July 27th, 2016

The globe’s major organizations, including Nasdaq, IBM, Microsoft and American Express, are expected to take part in the upcoming blockchain event in New York.

Nasdaq Unveils Nasdaq Financial Framework Available For Over 100 Market Operators Globally
May 26th, 2016

The Nasdaq Financial Framework aims at delivering cutting-edge end-to-end solutions to financial infrastructure providers worldwide.

European Parliament to Host 4-Day Blockchain Conference Next Week
April 17th, 2016

Members of the EU Parliament will be given an opportunity to gain wider knowledge of the digital currency and technology behind it at the upcoming blockchain conference in Belgium.

Overstock.com to Issue Its Own Stock on Its Blockchain Platform tØ
March 16th, 2016

If Overstock.com fulfils the public offering it plans, its shareholders will get an opportunity to buy blockchain or traditional stock.

Bitcoin 3.0 Tech BitShares Surges As OpenLedger Launches World’s First Decentralized Conglomerate
March 16th, 2016

Based on BitShares Bitcoin 3.0 technology, OpenLedger is pleased to announce the world’s first Decentralized Conglomerate: a platform which allows organizations to invest in each other and share profits in a fully decentralized manner.

Toronto Stock Exchange Hires Bitcoin Guru Anthony Di Lorio to Study the Blockchain
March 5th, 2016

The Canadian stock exchange has appointed the director of the Bitcoin Alliance Group as its chief digital officer.

UK Regulator Expects Further Expansion of Blockchain Industry
February 24th, 2016

The Britain’s financial authority says it is not going to impose regulation on the distributed ledger in the near future.

Nasdaq to Provide Blockchain System for Stockholders Voting in Estonia
February 12th, 2016

One of the largest online stock markets has integrated with Estonia’s e-Residency system that will facilitate its blockchain e-voting service.

Blockchain Company Symbiont Teams Up with Gemalto to Offer High-Assurance Security
January 28th, 2016

Gemalto, one of the major digital security providers, has announced a partnership with Symbiont to allow secure trading of smart securities via the blockchain platform.

Nasdaq vs Symbiont: Who Was the First to Record Share Sale Via Its Blockchain System
January 4th, 2016

Nasdaq, which has completed the first transaction through its digital ledger system, faces competition from Symbiont that claims to be the first company that started trading shares using blockchain.

Blythe Masters’ Startup Digital Asset Holdings Struggles to Close Funding
December 30th, 2015

Former JPMorgan’s executive Blythe Masters is reportedly facing problems while trying to raise funds for her blockchain focused startup Digital Asset Holdings.

Microsoft Teams Up with 3 New Companies for Azure Blockchain as a Service
December 17th, 2015

Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain has added Eris, CoinPrism (OpenChain) and Factom as new partners to its blockchain-toolkit platform.

IBM, Intel, JP Morgan Lead Open Ledger Project to Create New Blockchain
December 17th, 2015

The companies have teamed up to create a technology similar to blockchain with hugh potential to change business services.