Tokenised Securities

Tokenised securities have been defined by some players in the industry as the next megatrend of the blockchain revolution, bringing the benefits of blockchain into the securities lifecycle.

Tokenised securities could be seen as a form of cryptography-enabled dematerialized securities that are based and recorded on a decentralized ledger powered by DLTs, instead of electronic book-entries in securities registries of central securities depositories. The decentralization of tokenised securities, coupled with the ability to automatically transact and settle without trusted intermediaries, maybe where most of the disruptive potential of tokenisation lies. Tokenised securities eliminate the need for the use of intermediaries or proxies in the distribution of dividends or votes, giving investors full control of the equity they own.

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