Blockchain technology company Currency.com this week launched a trading platform for tokenized securities. Currency.com said it is accessible to all types of investors and will eventually issue more than 10,000 tokenized securities (starting with 150-plus), which will track the underlying market price of common financial instruments, such as global equities, indices and commodities. For instance, users will be able to buy a token that mirrors the performance of an Apple share on the Nasdaq – APPLE.CX – at the same economic costs and benefits of an Apple share. Users will be able to buy these tokens on Currency.com directly using Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH), and will have the ability to trade them on margin.
Currency.com leverages the technology of Capital.com, its sister platform regulated by the FCA and CySEC, to offer users access to a tokenized version of a contract for exchange of a specific equity, commodity or index.
“We are excited to be launching this revolutionary blockchain venture and providing crypto investors with a concrete option to diversify their portfolio by investing in traditional asset classes, without the pressure of exchanging cryptocurrencies into fiat money to do so,” Currency.com CEO Ivan Gowan said. “Currency.com is committed to providing users with superior security and fraud protection, and preventing any potential risks by leveraging the full traceability of blockchain transactions and adhering to the strictest regulatory standards set by Belarus’ Decree No. 8 On the Development of a Digital Economy.”
“Currency.com will disrupt and revolutionize financial technology on a large scale,” said Viktor Prokopenya, founder and CEO of VP Capital. “Access to global financial markets has historically been available through one primary medium – the stock exchange – but Currency.com leverages groundbreaking cryptocurrency technology to create opportunity for investors who might not have access to traditional stock markets otherwise. All this was made possible by the progressive Decree No. 8 On the Development of a Digital Economy that was passed in Belarus. Belarus has become one of the most forward-looking countries when it comes to blockchain technologies and the first country in the world to create a dedicated legislative framework tailored to cryptocurrencies and their industry.”
Currency.com was licensed by the High Technology Park in Belarus following the adoption of the Decree No. 8 On the Development of a Digital Economy. Decree No. 8 legalizes businesses based on blockchain, providing a legal status for tokens and smart contracts and legalizing operations related to mining, keeping, buying, selling, distributing, or exchanging cryptocurrencies, such as exchange services, digital tokens, initial coin offerings and mining operations.
Currency.com said it is fully compliant with Decree No. 8 and implements best-in-class AML and KYC laws and strict data and customer protection rules to the same level as the General Data Protection Regulations. Compliance methods include verification of all blockchain transactions by blockchain intelligence services such as Coinfirm, Elliptic and Chainanalysis.
The tokenized securities trading platform will be supplemented by a free platform for trading and exchanging cryptocurrencies using fiat money, storing holdings in a secure place and making cross-crypto exchanges; as well as Moonfolio, a free all-in-one cryptocurrency portfolio tracking app which allows users to build a diversified cryptocurrency portfolio from scratch.
Currency.com will be authorizing new users on the platform gradually to ensure optimal functionality as the service scales. Users can apply to waiting list on the Currency.com online platform at https://currency.com/. The Company will also be rolling out a referral program through its traders who will receive invitation codes that they can share with friends. iOS and Android apps will be available for beta testing in February.
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