09-04-2023 icon

London Stock Exchange to Launch Traditional Assets Trading Platform on Blockchain

By Lucy Adegbe
London Stock Echange

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced plans to create a trading platform for traditional assets on blockchain. The platform, which is still in development, will use blockchain technology to provide a more secure, efficient, and transparent way to trade stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments.

The LSE is not the first stock exchange to explore the use of blockchain technology. In 2019, the Nasdaq launched a blockchain-based trading platform for private securities. In 2020, the Australian Securities Exchange announced plans to develop a blockchain-based platform for clearing and settlement.

The LSE’s platform is expected to be launched in 2024. The exchange said that it is working with a number of technology partners on the project, including R3, a blockchain consortium.

The use of blockchain technology in traditional financial markets is still in its early stages. However, the LSE’s announcement is a sign that the technology is gaining traction among major financial institutions.

Some of the benefits that the London Stock Exchange expects to achieve with its blockchain-based trading platform include increased efficiency, security, and transparency.

The LSE’s plans to create a blockchain-based trading platform are a significant development in the evolution of financial markets. The success of the platform could pave the way for the wider adoption of blockchain technology in traditional finance.