Firms weigh impact of blockchain on post-trade services

Opportunity for using distributed ledgers in OTC market discussed at meeting held by CFTC

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Fintech firms argue distributed ledgers could be "transformative" for bilateral OTC markets

Distributed ledgers have the potential to disrupt the market for clearing and settlement of over-the-counter derivatives, but are unlikely to replace central counterparties (CCPs) in the near future, said participants at a meeting of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee.

Speaking at the meeting in Washington, DC, on February 23, industry representatives discussed the potential advantages and uncertainties of using distributed ledgers – an extension of the

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