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Nov 13, 2019

Codel Joins IOWA.rocks Financial Data Market Place


Codel joins IOWA.rocks, new financial data marketplace today  providing an immutable audit trail, together with a series of applications which enables users to protect and control data and to prove integrity and validity. The IOWA.rocks collaborative partner ecosystem brings together content creators, content consumers and innovative technology partners into one place. Now, it will not only enable users to find new or specialist content sources, it also provides them with unique, single access to a hand-picked range of highly complementary products and services which could deliver significant value to their business.


Codel joins the IOWA.rocks rapidly expanding partner community

-                      Enabling immutable market data providence capabilities

-                      Streamlined, single access to both content and new products or services

Tuesday 12th November 2019.  London - IOWA.rocks, the new financial data marketplace today welcomes Codel into their rapidly expanding partner community. Codel’s CODELMARK provides an immutable audit trail, together with a series of applications which enables users to protect and control data and to prove integrity and validity. The IOWA.rocks collaborative partner ecosystem brings together content creators, content consumers and innovative technology partners into one place. Now, it will not only enable users to find new or specialist content sources, it also provides them with unique, single access to a hand-picked range of highly complementary products and services which could deliver significant value to their business.

Darren Bishop – Chief Revenue Officer for IOWA.rocks commented. “These days it’s all about demonstrating immutable market data providence at source. This is particularly relevant for those operating in highly regulated global markets where price and reference data scrutiny in terms of its ownership and origins is increasingly coming under the regulatory spotlight. One sector where Codel has massive potential, is in the world of OTC products where there are often multiple sources for the same instrument. By removing the vagaries and origins of a price as to “from where and from whom” would provide peace of mind for everyone involved. This would allow firms to transact business with confidence, safe in the knowledge they are using validated content which could stand up to the rigours of any investigation initiated by the regulators or any other third party. Putting IP ownership rights to one side, we believe examining the up and downstream benefits of validating a content owner’s CODELMARK as part of the management of the trade life-cycle is well worth exploring.”

James Zorab founder and CEO of Codel continued. “We are delighted to be collaborating with IOWA.rocks to take advantage of this innovative new channel to market. The seemingly never ending compliance burden has made many organisations reassess how they control and manage the exploding volumes of content they own or purchase. Irrespective of whether it is market or reference data, spreadsheets, images, video, music or any other digital records, our comprehensive suite of offerings provides much needed data certainty. Adoption is growing apace for the CODELMARK digital fingerprinting service which is being used in financial service to prove compliance with GDPR and to provide immutable audit trails. Being able to validate ownership of content and intellectual property is a one of today’s imperatives. Codel has recently partnered with New Change Foreign Exchange to create Codelmarked snapshots of their ESMA approved benchmark rate used widely by both buy and sell side.”

Darren concluded. “Our goal is to position IOWA.rocks as an invaluable industry resource which provides a new independent channel for both content creators and consumers enabling them to access new content and/or independently evaluate value added products or services which could potentially enhance their overall business operations. Whilst we do not formally endorse any of the products we are showcasing, as it is up to each interested party to undertake their own due diligence, we believe Codel’s offering and others we are working on, are perfect examples of the power of the IOWA.rocks community in action. This is the first in a series of new announcements of this type, so watch this space.”

IOWA.rocks is underpinned by MDXT’s market leading technology and provides a single and highly accessible destination for specialist market datasets. It enables all content creators and content consumers to meet and transact business using flexible, multi-channel subscriptions models not previously available. The technology is already proven within the global financial marketplace and is used across the entire asset class spectrum, from front to back-office including energy and fixed income.

 About IOWA.rocks

Launched in 2018, IOWA.rocks is the new ground-breaking global data marketplace. The goal is to democratise the data world by following the ‘on demand’ blueprint pioneered by the film and music industries. Underpinned by world leading MDX Technology (MDXT), it provides a single and highly accessible destination for all market, alternative and health data sources. IOWA.rocks enables all content creators and content consumers to meet and transact business using flexible, multi-channel subscriptions to data at significantly lower cost. MDXT is already proven within the global financial services arena and is used throughout the entire asset class spectrum across the front to back-office. Headquartered in London, IOWA.rocks is led by industry stalwart, Darren Bishop. For more information go to https://www.iowa.rocks.

About Codel

Codelmarking provides patented technology that combines a digital fingerprinting process and reference registry used to prove the source, integrity and provenance of data. Codelmarking creates an immutable audit trail to give certainty to any type of data and is used in financial services to prove compliance with GDPR and provide data assurance for company information published to the markets.  Sources can manage the status of their Codelmarks so that even after data is published and widely disseminated, verifying parties can establish whether the data they possess is still valid, whether it has been revoked or withdrawn and whether there is something more recent that the author would like to draw to their attention. https://www.codelmark.com

For more information please contact:

IOWA.rocks - Darren Bishop on +44 7501 485004, darren.bishop@IOWA.rocks

Codel – James Zorab on +44 7730 456463 – james.zorab@codelmark.com

Media relations:

Clare Walsh – +44 7768 770757 – clare@adessotech.co.uk

Hannah Pewter - +44 7500 905415 – hannah@adessotech.co.uk