LedgerEdge selects Yaala Labs as global technology partner

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  • Partnership to deliver technology supporting LedgerEdge’s next-generation ecosystem for corporate bond trading
  • LedgerEdge is creating a better ecosystem for the market with a new data and trading model using distributed ledger technology

LedgerEdge CEO David Nicol
Yaala Labs CEO Lalin Dias

LedgerEdge, the next-generation ecosystem for corporate bond trading, announces it has selected Yaala Labs, a provider of cloud-native capital markets infrastructure, to support its technology delivery. 

The partnership will enable LedgerEdge to launch a global corporate bond trading venue built on distributed ledger technology, expected in the second half of 2021.

LedgerEdge was founded in 2020 to create a new ecosystem where participants can trade with conviction and clarity, addressing the core liquidity problem in the $ 41 trillion corporate bond market.

Yaala Labs, founded by the team who previously led London Stock Exchange Group’s capital markets infrastructure technology business, is uniquely placed to deliver on a cloud-native, blockchain-enabled, agile solution for the future of the corporate bond market.

The partnership will deliver an institutional grade, cutting edge and scalable digital ledger technology solution that aims to unlock liquidity in the corporate bond market. The solution includes a distributed order book and smart search functionality, which will enable users to conditionally see and share liquidity and will support a fundamentally better trading experience.

LedgerEdge’s distributed order book will be supported by Corda Enterprise, a distributed ledger technology platform that enables businesses to transact directly and in strict privacy with one another using smart contracts. Yaala Labs will create a tailor-made solution for LedgerEdge using both Corda Enterprise and P8, its cloud-native and blockchain-enabled exchange platform.

LedgerEdge CEO David Nicol said: “As LedgerEdge moves toward our launch this year, we are excited to announce our technology partner in Yaala Labs. They have extensive, highly relevant experience in the capital markets designing and building enterprise grade software for trading platforms. The entire team at Yaala Labs has demonstrated their fundamental understanding of our needs as well as the agility and technological know-how for developing DLT architecture for the corporate bond market. We look forward to continuing our work with Yaala Labs as we build and deploy a next-generation ecosystem for corporate bond trading.”

Yaala Labs CEO Lalin Dias added, “We are excited to be supporting this innovative project with our market infrastructure technology platform P8. We founded Yaala Labs to build the next generation of capital markets infrastructure and help markets take advantage of cloud, blockchain and machine learning technologies. We look forward to working with the great team at LedgerEdge to launch and grow this visionary new ecosystem for the corporate bond market.”

LedgerEdge was founded in 2020 by an expert team of financial market and technology professionals to solve the fundamental challenges of discovering liquidity and executing trades without harmful data leakage in the corporate bond market. With the foundation of a distributed technology architecture, it will deliver a fundamentally better ecosystem and experience for finding data, sharing data, and executing trades.

The Yaala Labs team have 150+ years of collective experience building mission-critical

applications for some of the most important players in the global financial markets.

With P8, our cloud-native and blockchain-enabled exchange platform, we are supporting

the launch of a new generation of marketplaces offering the tokenisation and trading of a

new set of asset classes, as well as traditional but previously illiquid products.