Strate分公司Fractal Solutions的管理人Tanya Knowles表示，管理繁复意味着高风险和低效率。计划中的区块链系统是一种端到端解决方案——包括从投票宣布到结果发布的整个过程，旨在满足整个市场从股票转让秘书到发行人、保管人、资产管理人以及上市公司股份持有人，所有客户的需求。”
Exchange operator Nasdaq announced yesterday that it is developing an electronic shareholder voting system based on blockchain technology for the South African capital markets.
To be delivered to South African central securities depository Strate, Nasdaq's blockchain solution aims to bring greater voting efficiencies and shareholder participation by offering a "secure and user-friendly" tool for remote participation, a press release says.
According to Tanya Knowles, managing executive of Fractal Solutions, a division of Strate, the administration-heavy environment has associated "risks and inefficiencies."
Noting that the planned blockchain system is an end-to-end solution for the voting process from the time of announcement till the publishing of results, Knowles explained:
"The solution aims to service our clients' needs across the market from transfer secretaries to issuers, custodians, asset managers and those holding shares in listed companies."
Lars Ottersgard, executive vice president of Nasdaq, said that the blockchain solution will "reduce friction" in the voting process and will make sure that the information remains transparent to stakeholders with proper security, governance and risk procedures.
The blockchain solution is based on a proof-of-concept developed by Nasdaq for the Estonian market that the firm said "successfully demonstrated" how a blockchain could be used for assigning voting rights using tokens for each shareholder, as well as to record the ownership of securities.