Industry Participants Differ on Blockchain Benefits

As some firms are pushing forward with blockchain projects, others are saying it's not yet ready for prime time.

Blockchain, a distributed-ledger technology (DLT)—though the two terms are used interchangeably—has its fair share of skeptics, with many exchanges and banks still struggling to find use cases for the technology. In the post-trade space, however, blockchain may have a role to play. 

Last week, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) opened its Customer Development Environment (CDE) for DLT testing for its new clearing and settlements system. In late 2017, after a lengthy discussion period, the

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