Market Horizons podcast: Blockchain bonds: how legal frameworks are changing – U.S. and APAC (Part 1)
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In this latest episode of Allen & Overy’s Market Horizons podcast series, join us in the first part of a whirlwind tour of several jurisdictions where we focus on international legal and regulatory developments to facilitate digital bond issuances.
The second part of this podcast will look at how legal frameworks are changing in the UK and Europe. We will be joined by partners in A&O’s Debt Capital Markets team, Daniel Fletcher (London), Hervé Ekué (Paris), Salvador Ruiz (Madrid), Jonathan Heeringa (Amsterdam), counsels Daphne van der Houwen (Amsterdam), Daniela Schmitt (Frankfurt) and Emiliano La Sala (Rome), and senior associate Philippe Noeltner (Luxembourg).
Blockchain bonds: how legal frameworks are changing – U.S. and APAC (Part 1)
Digital Bond / Blockchain Bond - a wholly dematerialised bond that is issued, registered, settled, transferred and custodied natively using DLT.
DLT / Distributed Ledger Technology - a set of protocols which enable data to be securely and accurately created and stored on a shared, de-centralised database, generally using cryptography. New information – representing records of transactions – is recorded on the distributed ledger only after validation by multiple computers (referred to as nodes) using a pre-agreed consensus mechanism.
Blockchain - the most common example of DLT, and is so-called because each new transaction or bundle of transactions is recorded in a new ‘block’ of data which, once validated by the system, is added to the end of the existing sequential blocks of information (like adding links to a chain).