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DTCC Announces Study Results Demonstrating that DLT Can Support Trading Volumes in the US Equity Markets

October 16, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Taken from www.dtcc.com

Groundbreaking study proves DLT can process more than 100 million trades per day

New York/London/Hong Kong/Singapore/Sydney, October 16, 2018 ‒ The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, today announced the results of a benchmark study which demonstrated for the first time ever that distributed ledger technology (DLT) is capable of supporting average daily trading volumes in the US equity market of more than 100 million trades per day.

The study, which was conducted by Accenture with additional support provided by technology service providers Digital Asset (DA) and R3, proved that DLT can perform at levels necessary to process an entire trading day’s volume at peak rates, which equates to 115,000,000 daily trades, or 6,300 trades per second for five continuous hours. Currently, public blockchains supporting crypto-currencies operate at single or double digit per second performance, which until now was the only indication of the potential volume that a private DLT might be able to support.

… Read more at dtcc.com, here.