Nasdaq: pioneering trade means 2016 will be the year of blockchain

It was the first exchange to complete a private securities trade via the Linq platform

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Fredrik Voss, head of blockchain strategy, Nasdaq

Updates with date of deal and news of Symbiont placement

This year will see widespread deployment of blockchain-based trading technology, with the first third-party share placement on December 30, 2015 set to be followed by many more in the months ahead, according to Fredrik Voss, head of blockchain strategy at Nasdaq.

Chain.com, a privately owned blockchain-development company, issued shares to a private investor using Nasdaq's Linq system, based on distributed ledger technology. Chain.com, a

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