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Trading Transformed?

Blockchain Entering the U.S. Stock Market

Blockchain—the technology that made cryptocurrency mainstream—is now entering the U.S. stock market. In November, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved a pilot project to use blockchain to settle trades in about 140 of Wall Street's most stable stocks, including General Electric Co. and AT&T Inc. Blockchain startup Paxos is behind the pilot. If successful, it could demonstrate that there's a faster, cheaper way to process stock trades—potentially disrupting the world of clearing and settlement
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