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Blockchain for Capital Markets

Discover how R3 is transforming capital markets.

Blockchain for capital markets: use cases and applications

While there have been many advancements in financial services and capital markets technology 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.


The 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, Nasdaq Market Technology

Corda lends itself very well to the business problem that we are trying to solve. It has fantastic privacy features which is clearly very important for capital markets and we’re dealing with securities lending transactions which clearly need to be private and only known to the two participants who are involved.

Nick Short

Chief Operating Officer, HQLAx

As a highly regulated and trusted financial market infrastructure provider, SIX must operate at the highest levels of security and stability. We felt Corda was the best fit for the scale and breadth of service we envisage with SDX.



Success Stories

Fragmos Chain

Learn how Fragmos Chain uses Corda to digitalize interactions between OTC derivatives market participants, driving faster settlement and reducing costs.

Instimatch Global

Swiss-based fintech Instimatch Global is streamlining unsecured money markets, FX and repo trades through their cash management platform. Instimatch’s platform is powered by Corda, chosen for its regulatory-grade privacy, security and high scalability.


agora is a UK-based fintech focused on capital markets. Powered by Corda, their Syndicated Bond and Structured Products applications provide collaborative solutions for the future of fixed income markets.

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