Nasdaq Brings Blockchain to Life

As distributed ledger technology edges closer to widespread adoption, WatersTechnology speaks to Nasdaq's head of blockchain strategy about what's next for this potentially revolutionary technology.

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Fredrik Voss, head of blockchain strategy, Nasdaq.

Finally, some action. On the penultimate day of 2015, Chain.com, a privately-owned blockchain development company, issued shares to a private investor using Nasdaq's Linq system based on the much-hyped digital ledger technology popularly referred to as blockchain.

Trading shares of private companies is usually considered a laborious, time-consuming, paper-based process where information quickly becomes outdated. Considering the advantages of blockchain ─ especially as a disseminated list of tran

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