SMFG and SBI holdings are preparing to launch a crypto securities exchange in 2022 and this will be the first Japanese exchange to trade digital securities with the help of blockchain technology so let’s read more in today’s crypto news.
According to a Nikkei report, the new digital securities exchange is expected to become the first Japanese exchange trading digital stocks that will use blockchain technology. Both SMFG and SBI Holdings prepare to launch the exchange in Osaka in 2020 while the platforms are expected to start handling the digital securities in 2023 but in order to launch the platform, both companies have to set up an operator. SBI will have a 60% stake in ODX, the Osaka Digital Exchange, and SMFG will own 40% as per the reports.
The new exchange will use a proprietary trading system which is an electronic trading venue run by the securities company to enable trading outside of the traditional public exchange. The new digital stock exchange will compete with the Tokyo Stock Exchange and this is the third-largest stock exchange in the entire world. The new initiative aims to provide alternatives to the TSE after the platform suffered a huge outage that was caused by a system glitch in September 2020. SMFG and SBI are not the only companies that work on a digital securities exchange in Japan. Tokai Tokyo Financial also announced plans to develop a digital stock exchange in partnership with Hash Dash.
SBI and SMFG partnered in the past to offer digital banking services via smartphone. SBI is known for the positive stance on crypto as well as Ripple which is a fintech company that faces plenty of lawsuits for alleged violations of securities laws.
As previously reported, The SBI Group takes over the TaoTao exchange after it finished negotiating with Binance. TaoTao explained how SBI Group takes over and the change in shareholders with Yahoo Japan’s shares. The company continued to say that they formed a partnership with the SBILM subsidiary which is a newly launched branch from the financial giant that is set to use the R3 blockchain consortium that is developed to power the foreign exchange solutions. Earlier this week the exchange announced that it ended talks with binance on their strategic partnership discussions which was a deal that could have allowed Binance back on the Japanese market.
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