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The role of language in DLT-based financial markets

Modern society depends on the secure transfer of value in nearly every aspect of life — from transfers of stock, bonds, or cash on the books of financial markets to the consumption of digital content for a fee. Despite the pervasiveness of financial transactions and decades of operational experience executing them, two major problems remain unsolved:

  1. Executing transactions is still complex, opaque, expensive, and full of operational risk.
  2. Despite blazingly fast innovation in other areas of software development, innovation in the world of cross-enterprise workflows is painfully slow.

Why?

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