AST Launches Blockchain Share-Ownership Platform for Private Companies

The platform will make it easier for pre-IPO companies to attract funding from early-stage investors targeting privately-held growth companies.

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New York-based transfer agent AST will this week unveil Astrella, a blockchain- and AI-enabled platform for managing and recording stock issuance to early-stage investors by privately held companies prior to a sale or IPO.

The software-as-a-service platform allows companies to sign up online within minutes, and to pay nothing for the first 10 shareholders in its company, to encourage the use of the blockchain technology that will yield bigger benefits as a company grows. After that, companies

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Deutsche Börse democratizes data with Marketplace offering

Deutsche Börse Group is set to unveil its Marketplace, a one-stop data shop designed to simplify and streamline data acquisition and consumption for its clients, while also surfacing data from across the firm to its own users. Jan Stiebing and Sven…

The IMD Wrap: The growing data catalogue space

With their potential to manage costs and surface strategic datasets, it’s no wonder Max gets excited about data catalogs. This week, he takes a look at a new startup entering the space.

The IMD Wrap: Taking stock of inventory management

With market data and associated costs typically representing a firm’s third-largest expense, there’s a lot of incentive to manage data and its usage more efficiently. Max flings open his fridge to illustrate what’s new in this space.

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