Paxos is now making use of for a everlasting SEC licence to compete with the DTCC. It’s unclear whether or not the SEC will agree, or if Paxos might even scale as much as snip on the heels of the DTCC behemoth, which dealt with $2,150tn price of trades final yr. As Emmanuel Aidoo, digital markets head at Credit score Suisse, observes tactfully: “Innovation in blockchain know-how is [still] incremental.”
Even so, buyers ought to take word. For one, the deal is a reminder that there’s extra to blockchain than the cryptocurrencies corresponding to bitcoin that additionally use the know-how. Whereas apparent to crypto insiders, this level must be proclaimed loudly given how bitcoin grabs a lot public and political consideration.