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. 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.

In October 2015, Nasdaq unveiled Linq, a solution enabling private companies to digitally represent share ownership using blockchain-based technology. On the surface, Linq’s ability to work as a secure and complex database is intriguing, but the capability and potential that lies beneath the surface is even more impressive. According to Alex Zinder, Director of Global Software Development at Nasdaq, blockchain technology can potentially play a significant role in improving information distribution.

Nasdaq recognizes that the scope of blockchain technology is in its infancy, and is not solely focused on Linq as the only application. One area of interest is the ability to control the level of information being distributed when implementing blockchain technology. According to Zinder, emerging concepts include “tokenization being leveraged on top of blockchain networks, and other innovative technologies that allow validation of data at scale without disclosing the information to validating parties.”

Reality Shares Partners with Nasdaq to Launch Blockchain Economy Index
November 14th, 2017

Nasdaq and Reality Shares have joined hands to form a new Economy Index which registers all the top companies involved in developing and implementing solution based on Blockchain Technology

Daniel Masters Launches the World’s First Ethereum ETN on Nasdaq Exchange
October 11th, 2017

XBT Provider by CoinShares, the issuer behind the world’s first bitcoin ETNs, is announcing that the first Ether ETNs are now available for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Blockchain Startup Stratumn Raises €7 Million From CNP Ventures, Nasdaq
June 8th, 2017

The largest funding round in the European blockchain and data security ecosystem will allow Stratumn to focus on research, product design, and business development.

Nasdaq Provides Blockchain Tech to the World’s First Advertising Contract Exchange
March 15th, 2017

The creation of NYIAX, world’s first guaranteed advertising contract exchange, is believed to revolutionize the advertising sphere.

Source Launched Europe’s First FinTech ETF
March 13th, 2017

The UCITS fund will be the first-ever fund in Europe with the primary focus on fintech companies.

Sprint, SoftBank Team Up with TBCASoft to Develop Blockchain Tech for Telecom Carriers
February 24th, 2017

The companies have announced a new blockchain-based solution that will bring the distributed ledger technology to the telecommunications industry.

Bitcoin Price Hits an All-Time High, Currently Trading at $1,200 Level
February 24th, 2017

Bitcoin continues its steady growth and moves from an alternative asset to a mainstream payment form for businesses.

Northern Trust and IBM Pioneer Use of Blockchain for Private Equity Record-Keeping
February 22nd, 2017

The Chicago-based financial services provider is launching the first commercial application of the blockchain technology to administer private equity funds.

The Inevitable Blockchain [Infographic]
November 25th, 2016

The technology behind bitcoin is expected to transform traditional business models in the financial industry, according to Sopra Banking Software.

IBM Is To Come Up with One of the Largest Blockchain Implementations
July 31st, 2016

IBM Global Financing is going to employ the blockchain to free up capital tied in customer disputes.

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 and KBW Come Up With New Fintech Index
July 20th, 2016

The companies have combined its experience to offer precise index representation of FinTech that now includes 49 companies.

SolidX Partners Inc Joins Race for First Bitcoin ETF and Files Application to the SEC
July 19th, 2016

SolidX unveiled its plans to launch an ETF product called SolidX Bitcoin Trust.