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SIX Digital Exchange

Fully integrated digital asset trading, settlement and custody.
From a regulated market infrastructure provider.

SIX announcing fully end-to-end and fully integrated digital asset trading, settlement and custody service.

Switzerland’s stock exchange – owned and managed by SIX – announced on 6 July 2018 that it is building a fully integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets. SIX is fully regulated as an operator of Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) by Swiss Authorities, FINMA and the Swiss National Bank, and intends that the planned ‘digital asset ecosystem’ – SIX Digital Exchange (“SDX”) – will enjoy the same standard of oversight and regulation. 

SIX Digital Exchange will be the first market infrastructure in the world to offer a fully integrated end to end trading, settlement and custody service for digital assets. The service will provide a safe environment for issuing and trading digital assets, and enable the tokenization of existing securities and non-bankable assets to make previously untradeable assets tradeable. Following an agile approach to meet the needs of today’s dynamic environment, the first services will be rolled out in mid-2019. 

For more information, please contact Exchange.Services@six-group.com.

This is the beginning of a new era for capital markets infrastructures.

Jos Dijsselhof, CEO SIX

The service will be mainly based on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The implementation approach will provide a bridge for clients from the traditional to the new world, in a timeframe which allows clients to choose for themselves how and when to avail themselves of the new opportunities the new ecosystem provides. 

SIX is in a unique position in that it runs the entire securities and payments value chain for Switzerland already, and is ideally positioned to create the digital ecosystem for the future, allowing existing and new market participants to develop their business models for the opportunities available in this new environment.

As the stock exchange infrastructure for Switzerland, we know what it takes to build and run mission-critical and scalable, systemically important services.

Thomas Zeeb, Head Securities & Exchanges, SIX

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Fully integrated digital asset trading, settlement and custody. From a regulated market infrastructure provider.

World's first

SIX Digital Exchange will be the first market infrastructure in the world to offer a fully integrated end to end trading, settlement and custody service for digital assets. The first services will be rolled out in the first half of 2019.

Regulated

SIX is regulated as an operator of Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) by Swiss Authorities, FINMA and the Swiss National Bank, and intends that SIX Digital Exchange will enjoy the same standard of oversight and regulation.

Digital

What is going on in the digital space will define the future of the financial industry. The role of SIX Digital Exchange is to bridge the gap between traditional financial services and digital communities.

Exchange

SIX Digital Exchange will provide a safe environment for issuing and trading digital assets, and enable the tokenization of existing securities and non-bankable assets to make previously untradeable assets tradeable.

For Investors

SIX as a recognised and regulated infrastructure provider is bringing the security and trust to the market that digital investors are looking for. SIX Digital Exchange will reduce entry barriers and open this market to the financial world of today.

For Banks

The SIX Digital Exchange ecosystem will put banks at the heart of transactions in the digital space and offer them a solid foundation to pursue their business strategies for digital and tokenized assets.

For Entrepreneurs

Grow your business in a legal and liquid market. SIX Digital Exchange will provide a stable, fair, trustworthy and reliable environment, providing a bridge from the traditional to the new world.

For Switzerland

As operators of the entire traditional securities and payments value chain for Switzerland, SIX is ideally positioned to drive the digital transformation of the Swiss financial center and provide the roadmap to Switzerland‘s future financial infrastructure with SIX Digital Exchange.

Glossary

DLT
Distributed Ledger Technology: A distributed ledger is akin to an account book that is distributed and stored across multiple locations and giving everyone the same access to the same data.
FMI
Financial Market Infrastructure: SIX is regulated as an FMI by Swiss Authorities, FINMA and the Swiss National Bank. As an FMI, SIX will provide a safe environment for issuing and trading digital assets.
NBA
Non-Bankable Assets: the tokenization of non-bankable assets will make previously untradeable assets tradeable.
SDX
SIX Digital Exchange: The first market infrastructure in the world to offer a fully integrated end to end trading, settlement and custody service for digital assets.

SIX: A history of innovation

SIX has stood for innovation and stability on the global financial markets since 2008. Our strength is founded on our history: SIX was formed from the merger of experienced financial companies – with their beginnings going back to around 1930. We have pioneered the digitalization of securities in 1984 and were the first stock exchange in the world to introduce electronic trading with integrated settlement and safekeeping in 1995.  

Today, the financial industry needs to bridge the gap between traditional financial services and digital communities. This is the role that we at SIX can play: with SIX Digital Exchange, we will allow existing and new market participants to develop their business models for the opportunities available in this new environment.  

SIX is ideally positioned to create the digital ecosystem for the future in that it runs the entire securities and payments value chain for Switzerland already. SIX brings unique strengths to the digital space and can contribute meaningfully to what is one of the most innovative and dynamic environments of our time.  

SIX Digital Exchange will be the first market infrastructure in the world to offer a fully integrated end to end trading, settlement and custody service for digital assets, providing a safe environment for issuing and trading digital assets.

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