NASDAQ announced that, later this year, it will employ blockchain technology to enhance the equity management capabilities offered by its private market platform. Most famously, a “blockchain” refers to the public ledger on which all Bitcoin transactions are recorded. According to NASDAQ, “the creation of a securities distributed ledger function using blockchain technology will provide extensive integrity, audit ability, governance and transfer of ownership capabilities.” The head of this initiative for NASDAQ, Fredrik Voss, has been given the title "Blockchain Technology Evangelist."