Blockchain Not Yet Ready to Power T+0 Settlement

Blockchain provides easier communication between parties and boasts an immutable record of transactions, but it remains immature.

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Blockchain could bring about T+0 but industry players say other processes must catch up first.

Moving the settlement cycle from T+3 to T+2 has entailed some upgrades to current technology, but to reach T+1, the industry has to go through a much larger technology transformation. Blockchain, as a technology that immediately connects counterparties across a secure network, seems to have all the prerequisites for moving to T+1—but experts say the technology is still under development, and many believe other processes need to be streamlined before it can be deployed as an answer to T+1.

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