Jamaica Stock Exchange Selects Canadian Fintech Company Blockstation to Deliver Cryptocurrency Trading to Investors

One of the First to Offer Live Digital Currency Trading Through a Regulated Stock Exchange

KINGSTON, Jamaica and TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) today announced it has selected Toronto-based Fintech company Blockstation to enable investors to trade blockchain tokens within a recognized and secure regulatory framework. Consequently, the JSE has signed an MOU paving the way for further collaboration.

After a comprehensive, global search for the most suitable online trading system to meet rising demand for digital asset investing, the JSE chose Blockstation’s end-to-end, electronic communication network and order management system to facilitate trading, clearing and settlement of blockchain tokens for its broker-dealers and their investing clients.

Through this agreement, JSE may become one of the first international stock exchanges to deploy an online digital currency and token trading platform, including trading, quotes, execution and settlement services, in a format that aligns with current regulatory and compliance standards.

A live workshop was successfully completed with an initial group of five broker members and representatives from local regulators. Blockstation also previously completed successful beta tests in Jamaica with participating institutions.

“We are excited to implement this service with our clients, satisfying considerable investor interest in digital assets. We are also proud to be at the forefront of bringing innovation to capital markets,” said Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of the JSE. “We are very comfortable moving forward based on the training and support provided by Blockstation, and because their trading platform incorporates familiar compliance rules to ensure a fair marketplace.”

“It is very important for investors to be able to invest in digital assets through their traditional financial institutions,” said Kirk Brown, Head Trader for Sagicor Investments, a broker member of the JSE. “It’s exciting to be at the cutting edge where digital currency demand meets safe reliable access”.

About Jamaica Stock Exchange
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is an associate member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and in 2015 was according to Bloomberg, based on its performance, the number one stock exchange in the world. The JSE offers an electronic, efficient, secure market with world-class regulation, trading and clearing systems, settlement assurance and risk management. www.jamstockex.com 

About Blockstation
Based in Toronto, Canada, Blockstation provides international stock exchanges and their broker-dealer networks with a turn-key, end-to-end solution for trading, clearing and settlement of Bitcoin and other digital assets within their regulatory framework. Blockstation enables stock exchanges to leverage their existing infrastructure, local market leadership and relationships to quickly meet growing investor demand for digital currencies and generate significant new trading revenue. Blockstation’s Smart ECN (electronic communication network) and technology suite are designed to meet the security, liquidity and regulatory requirements of financial institutions across the trading lifecycle. www.blockstation.com

For more information:

Blockstation contact:

Linda Montgomery
VP of Marketing
(647) 417-0303 X150

Jamaica Stock Exchange contact:

Marlene Street Forrest