LedgerEdge Releases Regulated DLT Trading Platform for Corporate Bonds

by Felipe Erazo
  • The platform is the first of its kind in the world.
  • LedgerEdge is powered by R3's Corda.
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LedgerEdge, an ecosystem for trading, announced that it had launched the first regulated corporate bond trading platform built using distributed ledger technology (DLT ).

According to the press release, the LedgerEdge platform is powered by R3’s Corda, a distributed, scalable, permissioned platform used to enable regulated markets to foster a sense of trust between parties. LeadgerEdge’s digital market is a decentralized, fully regulated Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The LedgerEdge platform was developed with the cooperation of the world’s leading banks, asset managers and market makers.

Currently, 45 firms are trading on the UK MTF, and 70 are either onboarded or trading on the platform. More than 30 major asset managers are among them, including 7 out of the top 10 sell-side dealers.

Co-Founders Statements

“The first fully regulated bond trading platform built on distributed ledger technology is an important milestone for the industry. Credit markets are on the cusp of a digital transformation that has come to other asset classes, and we are excited to be at the forefront in this important market. Client feedback has been an instrumental part of how we built our ecosystem, and I want to thank key participants for being integral to our development. I look forward to continuing that collaborative approach as volume grows, and we continue to develop the product. We are bringing a new modern ecosystem that emphasizes control and ease of execution to a historically illiquid market,” David Nicol, the CEO and Co-Founder at LedgerEdge, commented.

Moreover, David Rutter, the Co-Founder at LedgerEdge, added: “Today’s announcement marks a momentous step for LedgerEdge. This is the culmination of pioneering ideas, work and important client engagement. Our ambitions have now been realized as we bring a next-generation platform to market that fundamentally solves the challenges of locating and promoting liquidity and data ownership. The decentralized system we built gives us the opportunity to rewrite the architecture in the bond market, and corporate bonds are just the beginning.”

LedgerEdge, an ecosystem for trading, announced that it had launched the first regulated corporate bond trading platform built using distributed ledger technology (DLT ).

According to the press release, the LedgerEdge platform is powered by R3’s Corda, a distributed, scalable, permissioned platform used to enable regulated markets to foster a sense of trust between parties. LeadgerEdge’s digital market is a decentralized, fully regulated Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The LedgerEdge platform was developed with the cooperation of the world’s leading banks, asset managers and market makers.

Currently, 45 firms are trading on the UK MTF, and 70 are either onboarded or trading on the platform. More than 30 major asset managers are among them, including 7 out of the top 10 sell-side dealers.

Co-Founders Statements

“The first fully regulated bond trading platform built on distributed ledger technology is an important milestone for the industry. Credit markets are on the cusp of a digital transformation that has come to other asset classes, and we are excited to be at the forefront in this important market. Client feedback has been an instrumental part of how we built our ecosystem, and I want to thank key participants for being integral to our development. I look forward to continuing that collaborative approach as volume grows, and we continue to develop the product. We are bringing a new modern ecosystem that emphasizes control and ease of execution to a historically illiquid market,” David Nicol, the CEO and Co-Founder at LedgerEdge, commented.

Moreover, David Rutter, the Co-Founder at LedgerEdge, added: “Today’s announcement marks a momentous step for LedgerEdge. This is the culmination of pioneering ideas, work and important client engagement. Our ambitions have now been realized as we bring a next-generation platform to market that fundamentally solves the challenges of locating and promoting liquidity and data ownership. The decentralized system we built gives us the opportunity to rewrite the architecture in the bond market, and corporate bonds are just the beginning.”

About the Author: Felipe Erazo
Felipe Erazo
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About the Author: Felipe Erazo
Felipe earned a degree in journalism at the University of Chile with the highest honour in the overall ranking, and he also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Communication. In addition, he has been working as a freelance writer and Forex/crypto analyst, with experience gained from several forex broker firms and crypto-related media outlets around the world. He has been involved in the world of online forex trading since 2010 and in the crypto sphere since 2015.
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