Digital securities remain one of the most promising, yet overlooked, blockchain based sectors. This past week saw various developments which should continue building upon a strong foundation for the future.
INX Token Listing + Fee Structures
Fresh off the completion of its acquisition of OpenFinance, INX Ltd. is expected to officially list its digital securities on securities trading platform, securities.inx.co. In doing so, INX Ltd. will become the first company to list a digital security registered through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
This anticipated listing is only the most recent example of successes by INX Ltd. as the company also went public in mid-2021.
In a further attempt to entice users to its newly launched securities trading platform, beyond the listing of its own digital securities, INX Ltd. has announced that it will be slashing trading fees.
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Shy Datika, CEO of INX Ltd., commented on each of these developments, stating,
“This listing of our registered digital security, trading on the blockchain, makes history. Blockchain securities are the future, and INX is leading the way. In my opinion, digital security trading fees have been at ridiculously lofty levels in this space. For digital securities to gain true acceptance, they have to be accessible to all, with low fees.”
Yield Funds on Offer by Securitize
Within the digital securities sector, there is perhaps no company busier than Securitize. Multiple successful funding rounds have given the company the flexibility needed to attain various designations and licensure, while developing a broad suite of services. This suite is now set to expand further with the company’s announcement that it will be launching multiple yield funds – a feat made possible through co-operation of its various subsidiaries which boast various licensures such as a SEC registered broker/dealer.
These funds, which will be based on Bitcoin and USDC, will boast a 0.5% management fee and be restricted to family offices, institutional and accredited investors.
Carlos Domingo, CEO of Securitize, elaborated on the purpose/benefit behind such funds, stating,
“Securitize’s Bitcoin and USD Coin funds are intended to provide investors with direct exposure to cryptocurrencies, with higher yields and lower fees than other funds currently available on the market. We believe that digital asset securities, also referred to as security tokens, are a fundamentally better way to facilitate and record investments.”
Securitize expects these funds to be particularly appealing due to their regulated nature. In a time when companies like Binance, BlockFi, etc., are feeling the heat from the SEC and other regulating bodies, offering exposure to digital assets through a more traditional approach seems like a logical move.
Coinbase Pro Lists ‘POLY’
For years Coinbase has remained the standard by which digital asset exchanges are compared, holding true to this day. As a result, when the platform announces the listing of a new asset, associated markets typically respond favourably due to the increased liquidity and attention afforded to them. This was most recently on display as Coinbase Pro announced support for Polymath’s native token ‘POLY’ – a company specializing in solutions for the digital securities sector.
Coinbase provides investors with the following description for ‘POLY ‘.
“Polymath Network (POLY) is an Ethereum token that aims to facilitate digital securities trading on the Polymath platform. By creating a compliance-focused standard (ST-20) to issue and manage security tokens, Polymath seeks to tokenize and support the trading of traditional and new classes of assets.”
While POLY is currently now available on Coinbase Pro, access through the main Coinbase platform is expected to launch soon.