Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (bvc), Colombia’s stock exchange, has a crowdfunding platform a2censo. This enables people to invest small sums of money to help finance growing small to medium sized companies. Now the stock exchange plans to integrate blockchain with a2censo. It will use smart contracts for clearing and settlement, using technology provided by MarketXM.
a2censo is a digitally native system launched in 2019 that operates without using intermediaries to save on costs.
“This innovation will allow our customers to enjoy a more efficient and friendly experience. We are committed to driving growth of Colombian companies offering investment opportunities through a reliable and secure platform that implements cutting-edge technological solutions, now with the support of MarketXM.io,” said Lina Parra, director of a2censo.
MarketXM uses Hyperledger Fabric and Besu.
This isn’t bvc’s first blockchain initiative. Back in 2020 bvc joined the Colibri consortium, a proof of concept using blockchain to manage collateral for OTC derivatives margins. MarketXM is also the technology partner on this initiative, although it has rebranded since then. The project is still in progress and plans to launch in early 2024.
Members of the Colibri consortium include Skandia, Protección, Bancolombia, Banco BBVA, Colfondos, itau, Santander CACEIS Colombia, Deceval, precia, Sophos Solutions, Gómez Pinzón Abogados, 2TransFair and bvc.
MarketXM’s website states one of its solutions is collXM, a defi collateral exchange that supports posting collateral for cleared derivatives, repos and securities lending.