Users clash with ASX over changes to its DLT settlement system

Industry groups and tech experts worry that proposed last-minute changes will introduce new risks

Australian Securities Exchange

Changes proposed by Australia’s top exchange to its new blockchain-based settlement system for stocks have drawn fire from prominent sections of users, who fear that the amendments will create new risks.

Under the proposal published in February, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will move to an exception-only reporting model, meaning that clearing brokers will no longer receive confirmation messages for trades that settle successfully. The overnight netting cycle will also be replaced by

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