To understand why there’s been so much excitement about so-called blockchain technology, consider the drastic change coming this spring to the nearly $600 billion secondary market for leveraged loans.

Sometime in the second quarter, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association plans to enact new rules on how investors and sellers in non-distressed loans are compensated for late-settling trades. Bearing the brunt of the changes will be buyers, who will lose out on collecting loan interest payments that are made between a loan trade’s purchase agreement and ultimate settlement. That period averages three weeks.

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