Digital TokensMarkets Unveils Plan for Public Offering Using Blockchain

958views has announced its plan to complete what it claims will be the world’s first public offering using proprietary blockchain technology. The offering will allow shareholders to purchase blockchain or traditional preferred stock. The blockchain preferred stock will trade and settle exclusively through the platform and its alternative trading system.

The platform is’s financial technology subsidiary and focusses on developing and deploying blockchain-based financial products to increase efficiency and transparency in capital markets.

The offering, issued pursuant to an SEC-effective registration statement, is expected to be limited to shareholders of record, with date yet to be determined, and will be of up to an aggregate of 1,000,000 shares of blockchain and traditional Series A preferred stock.

Patrick M. Byrne, CEO of, remarked:

“This is yet another historic event – the creation of a security that will trade and settle entirely on a distributed ledger. I’ve said from the beginning that blockchain technology is going to change the world of finance forever, and we’re leading that charge.”

Since its initial public offering, has relied on Computershare for transfer agent services; Computershare will extend its global registry and transfer agent services to for this offering. Prior to this, issued a private blockchain, cryptobond, in June 2015.

Matthew Warner
Based near Windsor, England, Matthew Warner is an enthusiast for innovative, cutting edge technologies. He is a B.Eng. graduate in engineering with honors from the University of Warwick and also holds an PGCE in education degree. Matthew is a member of Mensa.