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.”

Cryptocurrency Market Corrects Along with Global Stock Indices, Traders Left Surprised
October 12th, 2018

Analysts point of that the lack of correlation between traditional markets and the crypto market doesn’t necessarily mean that they are inversely related.

What Hides Behind Crypto Price Movement Tool to be Launched by NASDAQ in November
October 5th, 2018

As cryptocurrency becomes increasingly important on the financial markets, traders and investors need the best tools to analyze and predict price movements. In November, Nasdaq are set to launch a new crypto analysis tool – here’s what this will mean.

Nasdaq Will Launch a Tool for Predicting Crypto Price Movements
September 11th, 2018

Nasdaq is going to launch a new tool for predicting the price movements of cryptocurrencies in November. The service will support 500 crypto assets. Currently, it is being tested.

Nasdaq Held Closed Door Meeting Moving Closer to Legitimizing Cryptocurrency
July 27th, 2018

One of the world’s largest stock exchange Nasdaq organized a closed-door meeting devoted to the issues of cryptocurrency regulation.

World’s First Nasdaq-Powered Crypto Exchange Will Launch Next Month
May 15th, 2018

Meet DX.Exchange. It is the first NASDAQ-powered cryptocurrency exchange that will go live in June and will offer zero fee trading to its users.

Nasdaq Would ‘Certainly Consider’ Becoming a Crypto Exchange, Says CEO
April 26th, 2018

Nasdaq said that for them to enter the crypto-exchange business they would for the regulatory framework to become more strong and promote a healthy and stable environment.

The First Blockchain ETFs Began Trading on NASDAQ and NYSE’s Arca Yesterday
January 18th, 2018

Reality Shares Advisors and Amplify Trust ETF launched BLCN and BLOK ETFs — the first blockchain-based exchange-traded funds. The trading started on Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange Arca yesterday

Bitcoin and IOTA Reach New All-Time Highs of $13,200 and $5.55 Respectively
December 6th, 2017

As Bitcoin continues to touch new highs, IOTA emerges as the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

CME Group Will Launch Bitcoin Futures on December 18
December 1st, 2017

CME Group Inc has just announced that it will launch its Bitcoin Futures contract on December 18 to provide a regulated trading platform for the cryptocurrency futures market.

Nasdaq Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in 2018
November 30th, 2017

World’s second largest exchange – Nasdaq Inc – is reportedly planning an entry into the Bitcoin futures space by the second quarter of 2018.