Institution Types

Central Securities Depositories (CSD)

A record holder of truth

Central Securities Depositories are critical financial markets infrastructure that maintains orderliness and cleanliness in the dynamic capital markets. The ability for market participants to enact, trade, clear, and achieve settlement finality is contingent on the ability of the CSD to diligently record and update investor holdings on a recorded ledger. 

Explore new opportunities with Settlity

Blockchain has always operated as a single source of truth with immutable audit holdings of end ownership data. Initial views of blockchain revolving around the disintermediation of CSDs by blockchain has ignored largely the regulated and protected nature of CSDs by legislative statue. The prevailing view nowadays, as expounded by CSDs using the Settlity Infrastructure, is to instead leverage on the bookkeeping abilities of Settlity to compliment the regulatory and operational requirements of a functional CSD.