Security Tokens Realised Conference Draws Crowds

London’s Security Tokens Realised conference has been jammed with industry leaders, according to reports from  participants.

The first worldwide event devoted to progress in this booming area that intersects blockchain technology with  securities law shows the immense interest that investors, brokers and institutions have in this area.

“2018 will undoubtedly be remembered for the birth of an entirely new eco-system of platforms, exchanges, and funds, all looking to capitalise on the trillion-dollar opportunity that is tokenised securities. Tokenisation is becoming particularly popular amongst more traditional issuers and investors, allured by the benefits of blockchain technology, as well as the crypto whales, looking to hedge their increasingly volatile portfolios,” writes Crowdfund Insider.

2019 has been called the ‘year of the STO,’ as the security token offering surpasses the cryptocurrency ICO in investor interest. 

“We believe security tokens act as a natural bridge between traditional finance like venture capital and Blockchain and benefit both equally. Utility tokens, akin to loyalty rewards points given by credit cards, have dominated ICOs. However, in some cases, owners cannot use the tokens beyond the issuer’s platform. As for venture capital, most private assets are relatively illiquid, which means investors face a difficult and costly time trying to convert them into cash. Security tokens solve both fundamental problems,” writes one commentator.




Andrew Rosenbaum

Andrew Rosenbaum

Andrew Rosenbaum has been a financial journalist and writer for 15 years.

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