Digital Assets Technology in Brief

Innovation through technology is reshaping the way financial markets operate. Digital Assets, a broad term used to describe the multiple new forms of digital securities enabled by technological advances, will inevitably create opportunities and challenges for market participants.

In this section, we aim to bring together a comprehensive range of papers that serve to provide guidance in an easily digestible format, in the context of understanding relevant topics in the digital assets space, and exploring the relevance to securities lending and financing markets. They look to cover a range of topics, including smart contracts, the use of distributed ledgers, challenges in the blockchain, and the differences between crypto and digital assets.

ISLA is working actively with its members to better understand these developing technologies and how they may change our industry. Our aim is to foster the right balance between innovation and ensuring financial stability and safety for market participants (learn more about our ISLA Working Groups).

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