BM&FBovespa is the latest financial services firm to join the R3 partnership that aims to design and apply distributed and shared ledger-inspired technologies to global financial markets.
The exchange group will join over 60 other financial institutions in the consortium, where it will collaborate on research, experimentation, design and engineering to help develop distributed ledger technology that meets the financial and capital markets requirements for identity, privacy, security, scalability, interoperability and integration with legacy systems.
Consortium members work closely with R3 to develop Corda, its shared ledger platform specifically designed to record, manage and synchronise financial agreements between regulated financial institutions.
Fabio Dutra, client and business development managing director at BM&FBovespa, comments: “We believe that strong collaboration with our customers, regulators and vendors is crucial to futureproof financial and capital markets. Innovation with appropriate regulatory oversight is paramount to making the Brazilian markets even more efficient and reliable. Shared ledger technology may play an important role here.”
Jochen Mielke de Lima, IT managing director at BM&FBovespa, adds: “BM&FBovespa is researching blockchain-based solutions from a business and IT perspective, and we are pleased to join R3 in the drive to innovate in capital markets. Distributed ledgers hold a promise for process efficiencies and we want to work with our customers to evaluate real use cases.”