Six local firms are collaborating to create a blockchain platform for the trading of unlisted securities as a way to make transactions more transparent and improve the recording of these trades. The platform has been in development since May 2018, and the goal is to complete it by the end of 2019.
The consortium assembled for the project believes that blockchain can help address the gaps in the market. They say it will allow for transactions to be made transparently and a record of these trades and the resulting holdings maintained in a stable, cost effective way until the shareholder registry is formally updated. KEB Hana will handle escrow. Hana Financial Investments will provide support to the unlisted companies. Amicus Lex will offer legal advice, while the accelerator association and the techno park will do the marketing and promotion for the platform.