Alternative markets innovator Tony Mackay announced today that his new markets venture, XBourse Global, will develop digital markets and market infrastructure products using DAML, the open smart contract language created by New York-based Digital Asset.
XBourse believes that smart contracts developed in DAML and deployed globally using technology such as project: DABL will transform traditional and non-traditional capital markets.
These powerful tools enable flexibility and tokenized customer loyalty features that are not available in today’s traditional ‘analog’ markets. This creates a unique opportunity to unlock value and create innovative products whilst reducing costs. XBourse is already using DAML to develop markets-as-a-service offerings with bespoke solutions such as a private corporate bond issuance platform with integrated functionality for a secondary trading market and a collateralized loan module to provide margin, if needed.
“DAML enables us to build differentiated applications quickly, taking on broader mandates than most companies our size. DAML empowers us to pick and choose our infrastructure as we evolve as a company and our clients’ requirements change. The project:DABL suite of tools has enabled us to create the foundations for a robust, new market infrastructure in a little over a month. This will be the first of many applications we envision running on project:DABL. By focusing on developing smart contract solutions based on DAML, XBourse and the industry can develop an ecosystem that will lower the cost and difficulty of accessing primary capital, thereby making secondary markets more resilient and cost effective with less risk and less need for redundant reconciliation.”
– Tony Mackay, founder and CEO of XBourse
XBourse will use DAML smart contracts to develop financial products and marketplaces, such as:
- Asset-backed digital instruments including gold, commodities, real estate, and corporate bonds.
- Post-trade integration into complementary trading platforms for OTC, Auctions, RFQ and Central Limit Order Book markets for exchanging these new digital instruments.
- Collateral and margin and token borrowing applications for new digital instruments.
- Cap table and shareholder registry services that will give both companies and shareholders more visibility over their interests. The distributed nature of the technology will also allow innovation in the business model to better align the interests of all stakeholders.
- Ethereum ERC20 integrations and other blockchain protocols that provide additional utility not possible with traditional financial instruments.
XBourse will also be one of the first financial market technology operators to deploy applications to project:DABL, which was soft-launched earlier this year, and gives developers an environment in which to launch DAML apps in seconds
Using project:DABL, developers can focus on deploying the codebase that differentiates their applications, rather than worrying about the tedious, error-prone process of creating and managing their infrastructure.
Digital Asset engineers are working with XBourse team members in New York to provide support for DAML and project:DABL as XBourse’s project roll-out is underway.
The XBourse technology stack includes a multi-asset and market trading layer which interfaces with a DAML driven middle office. The DAML applications include counterparty and general risk management, trade confirmation, netting, and allocations. The technology will also provide delivery versus payment settlement on shorter cycles than is possible using today’s technology.
“XBourse is a prime example of an organization we built project:DABL for. It’s a great option for anyone looking to build something meaningful and launch into production in days, winning back months of time and allowing teams to differentiate where it really matters. Any startup can join our growing DABL ecosystem and some can even work out of our office, side-by-side with our core team.”
– Eric Saraniecki, co-founder of Digital Asset and the creator of project:DABL