What can blockchain technology contribute to the evolution of the trading infrastructure and securities offerings?
We provide answers based on existing precedence of blockchain-based securities offerings in this new article (with Sam Evans – PWC): Click here or copy /paste link: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3411110
Blockchain technology has the potential to supplement the existing infrastructure for securities offerings. After examining the shortcomings of historical attempts, the article analyses the redeeming features of blockchain-based securities offerings including lower overall cost structure, substantially reduced settlement cycle, counter-party risk and systemic risk reduction, enhanced transparency, among others. The authors examine the tradeoffs between opportunities and risks of blockchain-based securities offerings.