Blockchain in the Derivatives Market: Not to Be Dismissed

In just four years, $2 billion has been invested by venture capital firms into blockchain startups. During this period, blockchain, or more accurately distributed ledger technology (DLT), has become a rapidly trending topic among investors and institutions.

DLT advocates say the technology can reinvent, revolutionise and redefine businesses and even whole economies. The hype can be irritating, but the fundamental transformative potential of the technology for the financial services industry is nevertheless enormous.

This white paper explores the evolution of the distributed ledger technology (DLT) phenomenon as well as its barriers to adoption. It further examines how blockchain can provide organisations with a solution to some of the issues facing the derivatives market.