The Spanish National Securities Market Commission and BME, the Spanish stock market operator, announced the completion of a blockchain test. The year-long Proof of Concept (PoC) called ‘Fast Track Listing’ involved the registration of warrants using blockchain.
Other participants in the PoC were Spanish banks Santander, BBVA, and CaixaBank, as well as international banks Commerzbank, Société Générale, and BNP Paribas.
A regular warrant issue usually takes a week to register, and the test showed it could be done within 48 hours. Additionally, the group found that blockchain technology helps to improve the traceability and security of the process.
The success of the project means work will continue.
Two months ago, the Canadian Stock Exchange completed a test for a tokenized equity settlement system.
There have been several debt issuance tests including a JP Morgan test with the National Bank of Canada. Also, BBVA issued corporate debt, and Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, placed a commercial bond using blockchain.