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Swiss Blockchain Federation releases guidance on digital equity issuing

Thursday 12 December 2019 10:23 CET | News

Fraud Prevention and Online Authentication Report 2019/2020

The Swiss Blockchain Federation has published guidelines for issuers of digital equity and related tokens.

Fraud Prevention and Online Authentication Report 2019/2020

The manual particularly helps smaller and mid-sized companies to leverage the issuance and trading of equity on the blockchain. The guidelines could further provide valuable insights to foreign issuers that consider creating security tokens under Swiss law. The document focuses on the digitization of well-established financial instruments, namely shares, which unlike other token types provide investors by law with a well-known bundle of rights.

The issuance of equity and other financial instruments in the form of digital tokens is seen as one of the most promising use cases for the blockchain technology, according to the official press release.

Even smaller issuers are now able to digitize their equity, participation certificates or bonds in in full compliance with regulatory requirements. They become digitally transferrable within seconds, which in the medium run could enable the development of a secondary markets for all shares that are currently not publicly traded.

The Swiss Blockchain Federation is convinced that the capital markets of the future will be digitised and that Switzerland is well-positioned to assume a pioneering and leadership role in this field.

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Keywords: Swiss Blockchain Federation, digital equity, digital bonds, tokens, blockchain, shares, Switzerland, financial technology
Categories: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies | Cryptocurrencies
Countries: Switzerland
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