People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the morning that the music streaming service Spotify begins trading shares at the NYSE on April 3, 2018 in New York City.
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The New York Stock Exchange announced Monday it would launch “First Trade” NFTs, to memorialize the true first trade of six stocks on the public markets.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital asset created to track ownership of a virtual item using blockchain technology. Such unique items could be a piece of art or sports trading cards.
During a company’s public debut, the exchange processes over 350 billion order, quote and trade messages across its markets on its busiest…