Responding to this paper
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ESMA will consider all comments received by 2 September 2016.
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Who should read this paper?
This discussion paper is meant to be read by technologists such as Fintech companies and any financial institutions interested in the use of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in securities markets such as banks, central counterparties, central securities depositaries, custodians, asset managers, investors, etc. ESMA expects that persons who read this paper have already a good understanding of the mechanics of the DLT. Indeed, this paper is not meant to explain in detail how the DLT works but rather how it could be applied to securities markets and what would be the possible benefits, risks and challenges of such an application.
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