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How long must we wait for the flagship security token issuers? (24th November 2022)

A Future of Finance In Person Event on November 24th [from 4:30pm to 7pm] in London. Security tokens are potentially the single most important use-case for blockchain technology. They could transform the costs of issuance and asset-servicing, reach buyers and sellers excluded from the conventional equity, bond, real estate and alternatives markets, and broaden theContinue reading “How long must we wait for the flagship security token issuers? (24th November 2022)”

STOmaker promises to cut the cost of a security token issue by 90 per cent

One major frustration for digital asset markets enthusiasts is the stubborn refusal of security token issuance to, in the famous phrase of Walt Rostow, take off into self-sustaining growth. After all, the benefits seem plain enough, and cutting the all-important cost of capital is chief among them. So what is holding issuers back? Part ofContinue reading “STOmaker promises to cut the cost of a security token issue by 90 per cent”

How long must we wait for the flagship security token issuers?: Articles

Where are the flagship issuers of security tokens? This is the crucial question now facing the security token markets. The benefits to issuers of tokenisation – much reduced issuance and servicing fees, a lower minimum fund-raising threshold, faster speed to market, and access to new investors – are now well-understood by issuers. The infrastructure toContinue reading “How long must we wait for the flagship security token issuers?: Articles”

 Data provides the prices that drive activity in tokenised asset markets

Key Insights From This Interview A full recording of the interview is available on this page. A transcript of the interview, which follows the questions below, is also available if you click on “Read the Transcript.” If you click on any question you will be taken to the exact point in the recording where the questionContinue reading ” Data provides the prices that drive activity in tokenised asset markets”

Is tokenisation of securities markets the nemesis or the apotheosis of the CSD? (16 May 2022)

A Future of Finance Webinar in conjunction with The Africa and Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA) and sponsors Percival Software, a leading provider of CSD systems, to explore the counter-intuitive idea that security tokens could transform central securities depositories (CSDs) into the principal agents of the transformation of the securities markets. It is easy toContinue reading “Is tokenisation of securities markets the nemesis or the apotheosis of the CSD? (16 May 2022)”

Security token markets need issuers and traders even more than investors

A summary of the webinar of 20 January 2022 entitled Security token markets need issuers and traders even more than investors. Security token markets exist but are not yet thriving. Their advantages for both issuers (lower costs of capital and capital servicing plus greater flexibility in the instruments that can be issued) and investors (accessContinue reading “Security token markets need issuers and traders even more than investors”

What it will take to tokenise the securities markets

A summary of the webinar of 20th October 2021 entitled What it will take to tokenise the securities markets. For both issuers and investors, the benefits of tokenising securities seem unarguable. Yet tokenisation has so far refused resolutely to take off. Security token issues are dominated by security token infrastructure providers and one-offs, many ofContinue reading “What it will take to tokenise the securities markets”

Swiss start-up STOverse is building a bridge between security tokens and DeFi

Swiss start-up STOverse is building a bridge between security tokens and DeFi The convergence of traditional and blockchain-based financial markets is now a given. But it still takes people and businesses to make it happen. The proportion of FinTechs seeking regulatory licences is one measure of who is doing what. Now a regulated Swiss securityContinue reading “Swiss start-up STOverse is building a bridge between security tokens and DeFi”

Security token markets need issuers and traders even more than investors (20 January 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar with Issuers and Capital Markets Professionals Thursday January 20 at 2pm UK time Enthusiasts for security tokenisation must sometimes feel like Old Testament prophets waiting for the new dispensation to begin. Yet the fact that they are waiting at all is a mystery. Theory and practice (albeit modest, so far)Continue reading “Security token markets need issuers and traders even more than investors (20 January 2022)”

INX security token issue and investments are driving tokenised securities markets towards lift-off 

INX security token issue and investments are driving tokenised securities markets towards lift-off  New York-based INX Limited shot to prominence last year when it raised US$85 million in an initial public offering (IPO) that was not only tokenised but, because it was fully registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), open to all kindsContinue reading “INX security token issue and investments are driving tokenised securities markets towards lift-off “