In an effort to expedite the global expansion of digital securities within modern finance, a pair of Canadian based companies have joined forces. This endeavour is being undertaken by Polymath and KABN, among others. It has resulted in what they are calling a ‘consortium’.
The idea behind this consortium is that ‘what is good for one is good for all.’ Although participating companies may overlap certain services, by growing the overall industry, each will greatly benefit.
The end goal of this consortium is their appeal to token issuers by means of simplifying access to, and use of, services necessary to issue digital securities. By pooling their resources, this pairing of companies can now offer a comprehensive suite of services which will ensure an easy tokenization process for interested companies.
As stated, this consortium is not limited to simply Polymath and KABN. While they each will play pivotal roles, the endeavour is being undertaken initially by the following companies, with the list surely to grow in time.
- Tokenise.io (UK)
- MLG Blockchain (Canada)
- Hyperion Technologies (US)
- Hassans (Gibraltar)
- Crypto SA (Australia)
- Ten Capital (US)
- Razlin Capital (UK)
- Global Blockchain Network (US)
- Evoke Capital (Canada)
- Secure Digital Markets (Canada)
- Digital Assets Management (Gibraltar)
As can be seen by the above list, provided by Polymath’s issued statement, this consortium is truly a global endeavour. Companies offering varying services are present from multiple parts of the world.
Upon announcement of the planned consortium, the CEOs of both KABN and Polymath spoke on the need for such an endeavour.
“Our solution supports the creation of digital securities from a wide range of traditional and non-traditional assets…The intention of this partnership is to create a best practice model for customers who need help with the full lifecycle of an STO (Security Token Offering). In this model, the issuer would work with an integrated network of providers who are committed to ensuring that offerings are compliant with securities laws, rules, and regulations across multiple jurisdictions and trading platforms, increasing the value proposition by reducing the distance and friction between investors and issuers. To date, the full STO path is not clear for most of our issuers, so we formed this partnership with the intention of making this a less daunting journey.”
“Working with Polymath, KABN supports the compliance requirements for digital securities with its Always On solution providing a faster, better and more economical solution for issuers and investors to validate and verify identity, KYC and AML, and manage liquidity programs…KABN is also the first company to tokenize its company assets and create digital securities with this process, proving the model and paving the way for others to do the same in a manner that meets jurisdictional securities rules and regulations and supports a value proposition for stakeholders, the Blockchain community, issuers and investors.”
KABN is a Vancouver based company which was founded in 2017. The company specializes in modern financial services ranging from blockchain-based identification, to a VISA endorsed card linked to crypto-based holdings.
Polymath is a Toronto based company, which was founded in 2017. The company strives to further the development and adoption of digital securities within modern finance. In an effort to achieve this, they have developed multiple token-standards, facilitating the process of tokenization for any company interested.
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