Peer to Peer Exchange Development Company
Blockchain technology is a method of recording and confirming transactions. Here, instead of a centralized platform, participants each hold a complete record of transactions through peer to peer verification of transactions. This means there is no central recording system rather than each participant keeps a record of all transactions ever made. This is the same system which allows Bitcoin to operate with no central body.
How is Blockchain used in Peer to Peer Trading?
Blockchain has a great potential to cut inefficiencies in the share settlement function. As trades are settled by peer confirmation, there is no need for a clearinghouse, auditors to verify trades and custodians to ensure a fund has been shares say they hold. Essentially, this is cutting out the middleman in the back office. This means fewer costs in record keeping and in turn fewer costs to trading on the platforms. Given the high costs of getting a third party to audit, record keeps and/or verify trades these costs are substantial.
The peer confirmation of trades also means settlement can be almost instantaneous. Compare this to the current settlement period of three working days (‘T+3’). This is because the blockchain needs to make sure the participants have the money and shares on hand to exchange. This would make shares a far more liquid investment – almost as good as having cash on hand. Higher liquidity means more investment into your shares.