Capital Markets

Blockchain for capital markets and fintech

While there have been technological advancements in capital markets and financial services over recent years, significant parts of the lifecycle across various asset types continue to remain resource constrained, error prone and deeply inefficient. These challenges combined with the ever-increasing regulatory burden on existing and new market participants have driven the need for a solution.

Blockchain technology in capital markets, banking, lending, exchanges and other financial services can eliminate these inefficient processes across the entire lifecycle. This movement to embrace blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) to transform capital markets and fintech has been met with a growing appetite for institutional grade investments, traded through fully regulated vehicles by which clients can trade and invest.

This recent increase in innovation in, and adoption of blockchain/DLT based fintech solutions in capital markets across a wide variety of asset types and across all parts of the lifecycle from issuance, through secondary market trading and into post trade administration is significant with respect to the increase in value to the end consumer.

Why Corda?


Designed specifically for highly-regulated, mission-critical environments where resilience, scalability, security and integration are required.


Privacy, integrity and authenticity of data processed and managed on the ledger is preserved throughout its entire life cycle.


Decentralized nature ensures no ‘single point of failure’ and a true enterprise delivery to all end consumers of the platform/service.


Leverages smart contracting solutions to deliver a medium on which transactions can be verified and executed enabling simplification of the processes spanning the asset lifecycle.


R3’s Corda platform will fit well into Nasdaq’s technology ecosystem and partnership strategy and allow us to harness the power of scalable design and a new level of interoperability.

Johan Toll

Head of Digital Assets, Market Technology, Nasdaq

As a highly regulated and trusted financial market infrastructure provider, SDX must operate at the highest levels of security and stability. Corda Enterprise has been designed specifically to satisfy these requirements.

Sven Roth

Chief Digital Officer, SIX Digital Exchange (SDX)

We were looking at a new way to re-evaluate the reciprocal deposit market in the US by leveraging DLT, but we knew we needed to have the right architecture, access for regulators and a private ledger. The combination of those components made Corda a compelling choice.

Kevin Bannerton

Partner, Total Bank Solutions

Featured CorDapps

Fusion LenderComm

Platform for the syndicated lending community


Tokens for instant, 24/7 settlement and balance sheet management in Corda


Facilitates large scale and cost efficient collateral transfers across the global financial ecosystem


Digital asset listing, trading, settlement, and custody service on Corda


Private infrastructure for a series of blockchain business applications available to communities of registered, approved members

Success Stories


The SPUNTA Banca DLT solution, built on Corda Enterprise by SIA, NTT Data and governed by ABI – the Italian Banking Association is live with ~80% of the Italian banking industry now preparing to use a live blockchain application to transform the interbank reconciliation process.

Fusion LenderComm

Finastra is harnessing R3’s Corda Enterprise blockchain to open up a new business line and transform transparency and efficiency in the syndicated loan market.

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