TMX Group today announced that its subsidiary, Shorcan Digital Currency Network (Shorcan DCN) has entered into an agreement with Paycase Financial (Paycase), a Toronto-based, value network and trustware provider for decentralized financial services, most widely known for their mobile-first remittance platform, to launch a new cryptocurrency brokerage service focused on Bitcoin and Ether.
BMO Financial Group will provide Shorcan DCN with banking services as part of the payment and settlement infrastructure.
Shorcan DCN is designed to leverage the combination of Shorcan Brokers’ (Shorcan) expertise in providing clients in the Canadian financial industry with liquid, efficient and reliable brokerage services with Paycase’s cryptocurrency data aggregation platform along with its network of industry leaders and participants.
Concurrently with the establishment of brokerage services, Shorcan DCN, together with Paycase, will create proprietary-based cryptocurrency benchmarks based on consolidated data from the world’s leading crypto exchanges as well as over the counter, or OTC, brokered volume.
“We are excited to enter in to this agreement with Paycase, an industry leader with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. We look forward to putting in the necessary collaborative work in the days ahead as we strive to make Shorcan DCN a lasting success.”
“Shorcan DCN represents a significant step forward in the execution of TMX Group’s digital strategy. As new technologies continue to reshape the global financial industry, we continue to explore new ways to evolve our business to address client needs in both traditional and non-traditional markets.”
“Across the Paycase group of companies, we focus on strategic projects in countries that require liquidity and critical market infrastructure. From identity and compliance standards to liquidity, to consumer transaction infrastructure, Paycase builds and employs foundational frameworks that create global impact while maintaining market integrity. We’re working with the best partners around the world to build technological innovations that are simple, affordable, flexible and secure, and will fulfill our vision for the new global economy. Paycase and TMX’s partnership fulfills a global need for the ecosystem, providing liquidity and market infrastructure for the emerging asset class.”
Shorcan DCN is planned for launch in the second quarter of 2018.