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Blockchain Technology in the Swedish Fund Market: A Study on the Trust Relationships Between Actors in a Blockchain-Based Fund Market
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Blockkedje-teknologi på den svenska fondmarknaden (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Blockchain is a new type of shared ledger for distributing and keeping consensus on what constitutes a true state of a system. The implications of the technology, i.e. enabling almost trustless transactions between market participants, is a revolutionary idea, especially to financial markets. The Swedish fund market, being a fragmented and in some cases inefficient system of intermediating actors, is a potential use case for the new technology of blockchain. This report reviews and presents the technology underlying the new blockchain phenomenon, and its potential application to the Swedish fund market with a specific focus on the possible new trust dynamics in such a market. Blockchain could, by removing some of the inter-participant risks, disintermediate the communication between market actors in the Swedish fund market, possibly enabling a cost reduction related to fund unit administration and order handling.

Abstract [sv]

Blockkedje-teknologi är en ny typ av distribuerad databas som med hjälp av kryptologi tillåter ett system av självständiga och icke-tillitande aktörer att gemensamt dela en databas. Implikationerna för teknologin, tillåtandet av näratillitslösa transaktioner mellan marknadsdeltagare, är revolutionära, speciellt finansmarknaderna. Den svenska fondmarknaden, som karaktäriseras av fragmenterade och i vissa fall ineffektiva system, är ett potentiellt appliceringsområde för den nya teknologin. Den här rapporten går över och presenterar den underliggande tecknologin för blockkedjor, och dess potentiella applikation på den svenska fondmarknaden, med ett specifikt fokus på hur appliceringen skulle förändra tillits-förhållandena på marknaden. Det konstateras att blockkedjor skulle b.la. kunna avveckla vissa mellanliggande aktörer på marknaden, och därmed möjliggöra kostnadsbesparingar kopplade till fondadminstration och orderhantering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Blockchain, Mutual funds, Fund Market, Distributed Database
Keyword [sv]
Fondmarknad, Blockkedja, Distribuerad databas, Fonder
National Category
Computer Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-195609OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-195609DiVA: diva2:1044630
External cooperation
Nasdaq
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management
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Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-11-04 Last updated: 2016-11-17Bibliographically approved

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