Jamaica Stock Exchange to Trade Crypto Assets in 2018

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) will soon be offer cryptocurrencies as tradeable assets for clients. The company said Tuesday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with blockchain startup Blockstation for the creation of a new digital assets trading platform. While it is not clear which tokens will be initially listed, the platform is set to go live by the end of the year. In interview, JSE managing director Marlene Street Forrest said that offering cryptocurrencies as investment products fits in with the equities, bonds and other investment products that the exchange already offers. Forrest told CoinDesk: “The end game at the end of the day is to trade tokens, the end game is smart contacts, the end game is to provide that area of the market that would like this product, to start to do so in a secure manner.” Blockstation is providing the