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360X is turning the idea of tokenising the fine arts into reality

Tokenisation may be making limited headway in the conventional securities markets but it is attracting considerable interest in less familiar asset classes.  360X, the digital assets marketplace backed by Deutsche Börse and Commerzbank, aims to tokenise rights in expert-verified and high-quality art, music and (in cooperation with Tectrex) real estate assets.  360X Music, which providesContinue reading “360X is turning the idea of tokenising the fine arts into reality”

Is tokenisation of privately managed assets a dynamo, a diversion or a dead-end?

A Future of Finance Webinar on January 19th 2023 at 2pm UK time Privately managed assets have become the default choice for tokenisation enthusiasts. The reasoning behind their choice is hard to fault. The advertised benefits of tokenisation apply a fortiori to the asset class. Privately managed assets – especially hedge funds and real estate,Continue reading “Is tokenisation of privately managed assets a dynamo, a diversion or a dead-end?”

What do CSDs in the Asia Pacific region need to do about tokenisation?

A Future of Finance webinar on March 2nd at 2pm UK time with Asian CSDs REGISTER HERE What is the event about? Future of Finance is hosting an invitation-only event to explore whether central securities depositories (CSDs) in the Asia Pacific region need to invest now or invest later or not invest at all inContinue reading “What do CSDs in the Asia Pacific region need to do about tokenisation?”

SDX eyes tokenisation market growth opportunities in the SME sector

Four years have elapsed since the Swiss stock exchange (SIX) took the bold decision in 2018 to respond to the challenge tokenisation has issued to traditional securities exchanges. SIX opted to build alongside its existing infrastructure an entirely new, blockchain-based trading, settlement and custody platform for digital assets. In September 2021 the SIX Digital ExchangeContinue reading “SDX eyes tokenisation market growth opportunities in the SME sector”

The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians (8th December 2022)

A Future of Finance Webinar on December 8th at 2pm to 3pm UK time. Safe custody is the service that will unlock corporate issuance and institutional investing in the securities, asset-backed, non-fungible and fund token markets. While there is widespread recognition that regulation of digital asset custodians would accelerate progress, regulators around the world haveContinue reading “The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians (8th December 2022)”

Fund tokenisation is coming soon to a jurisdiction near you (30th November 2022)

A Future of Finance webinar on November 30th from 2pm to 3pm UK time. With Asset Managers, Custody Banks, Fund Administrator, Securities Infrastructure Companies and Technology Companies. Tokenised funds exist already in the United States and Singapore. Asset managers are not only issuing tokenised funds but backing projects whose ambition is to facilitate the large-scaleContinue reading “Fund tokenisation is coming soon to a jurisdiction near you (30th November 2022)”

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”

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

Safe custody is the service that will unlock corporate issuance and institutional investing in the securities, asset-backed, non-fungible and fund token markets. While there is widespread recognition that regulation of digital asset custodians would accelerate progress, regulators around the world have so far reached consensus on combating financial crime only. Even that is proceeding slowlyContinue reading “The changeable burden that regulation is about to lay on digital asset custodians: Article”

Is tokenisation of privately managed assets a dynamo, a diversion or a dead-end?: Article

Privately managed assets have become the default choice for tokenisation enthusiasts. The reasoning behind their choice is hard to fault. The advertised benefits of tokenisation apply a fortiori to the asset class. Privately managed assets – especially hedge funds and real estate, but also equity issuers that might previously have used the private placement orContinue reading “Is tokenisation of privately managed assets a dynamo, a diversion or a dead-end?: Article”