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Can the carbon credit markets institutionalise and tokenise at the same time?

Key Insights From This Webinar The voluntary carbon credit markets are seen as a market-based solution to climate change whose value lies in attracting investment into carbon-reducing technologies and projects. Early efforts to develop the market have led to allegations of greenwashing, inadequate monitoring of projects, re-sales of retired credits ‚Äď unlike other financial assets,Continue reading “Can the carbon credit markets institutionalise and tokenise at the same time?”

Digital Asset Custody: The Future looks like the past

[SEP 2023] Institutional investors have toyed with the cryptocurrency markets for years. Where they are actually committed is to the wider digital asset markets, including both asset-backed and digitally native security tokens and digital forms of currency such as tokenised deposits, Stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

Digital Asset Custody: The Future looks like the past

To read the full paper, fill in your details below. *please fill in your name we will not be sharing our data but to ensure we keep you informed and invited to relevant papers and events incorrect data will not ensure you will be contacted correctly. The Institutional Digital Asset Custody Guide (DACG) is producedContinue reading “Digital Asset Custody: The Future¬†looks like the past”

SDX is betting on openness to accelerate the adoption of tokenised assets

[JUL 2023] SDX, the exchange for digital assets built and operated by Swiss stock exchange SIX, is working to accelerate the tokenisation of financial assets in Switzerland, Singapore and Germany, three locations whose legal and regulatory environments are accommodating of the new method of raising capital. Interestingly, the SDX strategy is an open one thatContinue reading “SDX is betting on openness to accelerate the adoption of tokenised assets”

The mint that manufactures notes and coins in digital form

130 central banks around the world are now exploring the merits of issuing a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) but as recently as 2015 not a single one was doing that, even though the idea of digital money dates back to the 1990s. The founders of eCurrency, on the other hand, a Dublin-headquartered company withContinue reading “The mint that manufactures notes and coins in digital form”

InvestaX founder agrees that tokenisation is synonymous with institutional DeFi

InvestaX is a tokenisation platform for real and privately managed asset funds based ‚Äď where else? ‚Äď in Singapore, the financial centre that is doing more than any other jurisdiction to turn the idea of tokenisation into a reality. Like others in Singapore, including the regulators, the founders of InvestaX believe that DeFi innovations suchContinue reading “InvestaX founder agrees that tokenisation is synonymous with institutional DeFi”

FundGuard offers asset managers a new way to fix their rising cost problems

The asset management industry has grown fat on a quarter-century of exceptionally loose central bank monetary policies. Ever-rising asset values have allowed managers to largely ignore shrinking fees, rising costs, failed outsourcing and offshoring arrangements and a long-term secular trend from high margin active investment strategies to low-margin passive alternatives. But now a combination ofContinue reading “FundGuard offers asset managers a new way to fix their rising cost problems”

Montis is scripting more than one possible future for CSDs

The existence of Montis, which is building an infrastructure to support the issuance, settlement, safekeeping and servicing of digital assets, is a measure of the transformative potential of tokenisation. Yet Montis is also a measure of the curious lack of interest of most established central securities depositories (CSD) in tokenisation, as threat let alone asContinue reading “Montis is scripting more than one possible future for CSDs”

SDX is betting on openness to accelerate the adoption of tokenised assets

[MAY 2023] Key insights from this interview ‚ÄĘ Tokenisation will take five to 15 years to achieve substantial scale, advancing through the growth of a parallel native digital asset industry alongside the traditional securities industry, with financial market infrastructures providing inter-operability between blockchain protocols and between blockchain protocols and traditional securities markets. ‚ÄĘ Tokenised assetContinue reading “SDX is betting on openness to accelerate the adoption of tokenised assets”

The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians

Key Insights From This Webinar The work of bank and non-bank custodians in safekeeping digital assets on behalf of customers is gradually coming under increased regulatory supervision. This is probably helpful to the development of digital asset markets beyond cryptocurrencies, since safe custody has long been recognised as the key to unlocking institutional investment inContinue reading “The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians”