Could Amazon or Facebook become a CCP?

One problem in financial markets is the willingness of participants to trade with one another. Sometimes this is solved by banks operating as credit intermediaries. Other times an industry utility, for example a central counterparty backed by default fund contributions and lines of credit for emergencies, steps in to provide assurances on all sides through novation of the trade. If a major technology company like Amazon or Facebook got engaged, they could occupy a unique role in capital markets.
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