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Industry Tokenization

Usually, when thinking of Blockchain, people believe it is all related to Finance and Fintech solutions. What is a Financial Transaction if not an Exchange of Information among 2 or more parts? We think that any Data and Information in ANY Industry can be transacted through the Blockchain in a transparent, untampered way.

Security tokens and programmable finance

Given the size of the markets today, tokenization could radically transform the traditional Financial AND Industrial realms. Investors and institutions in the space would benefit immensely from a fully-digital approach to financial instruments and new way of investing in single industrial projects. What if you could invest not in a whole industrial company but in specific industrial projects that the company is involved in? Over the years, an ecosystem of centralized databases has created a great deal of friction. Institutions need to dedicate resources to administrative processes to manage external data that is incompatible with their own systems. A lack of industry-wide standardization adds costs to businesses and significantly delays settlement.

A blockchain is a shared database that any user or business can easily interact with. The functions previously handled by institutions’ servers could now be outsourced to a ledger used by the rest of the industry. By tokenizing securities, we can plug them into an interoperable network enabling rapid settlement times and global compatibility. A security is a financial instrument that holds value and can be traded. Under this definition, many of the instruments we see today – stocks, bonds, options – could be considered securities. In a legal context, the definition is considerably more narrow, and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Should an instrument amount to a security according to a given country’s criteria, it is subject to heavy regulatory scrutiny. In this article, we’ll discuss how blockchain technology is poised to streamline the long-standing financial markets with security tokens.

What is a security token?

A security token is a token, issued on a blockchain, that represents a stake in some external enterprise or asset. These can be issued by entities like businesses or governments and serve the same purpose as their incumbent counterparts (i.e., stocks, bonds, etc.). Security tokens Security tokens are similar to stablecoins related to FIAT money. At the contract level, both could even be identical as they function in the same way. The distinction occurs at the issuer’s level. Security tokens represent securities, such as stocks, bonds, or physical assets. Often (though it isn’t always the case), they grant the holder some kind of stake in a business or a specific project in that specific business for example the generation of profits on a specific Oilfield or Avionic network.

Why use security tokens?

To draw on an example, let’s say that a company wishes to distribute shares to investors in a tokenized form. These tokens can be designed to come with all of the same benefits one would expect from shares – notably, voting rights and dividends. The advantages of this approach are numerous. As with cryptocurrencies and other forms of tokens, security tokens benefit from the properties of the blockchain they’re issued on. These properties include transparency, rapid settlement, no downtime, and divisibility.

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