Technology that allows tokens to be integrated in blockchain platforms has been available for a while now. According to Sygnum Bank, this development represented just the “tip of the iceberg”. In order to successfully digitalize traditional securities management processes, there has been a need for a blockchain-based end-to-end tokenization solution that can be embedded in existing legal frameworks as well as in operational banking processes and systems. Sygnum has now succeeded in developing this. In actual fact, according to a press release, it has even become the first bank anywhere in the world to offer such a solution.
The tokenization of assets and trading these via blockchain infrastructures offers investors new investment opportunities. In this way, for example, investors will now also be able to acquire fractional amounts of assets, while transfers to the secondary market are likewise made more straightforward.
For its infrastructure, Sygnum is focusing its efforts on “four high-growth investment verticals”. These include the areas of venture capital, mid-caps and real estate in addition to art and collectible objects. In this way, for example, start-ups would also be presented with a new opportunity to source venture capital.
The circle of issuers at Sygnum includes, among others, the start-up Crowdlitoken from Liechtenstein, which offers services in the field of real estate assets. In addition, BAK Motors, which is based in Zug and specializes in e-mobility solutions, will be seeking to expand its network of investors by raising venture capital via the Sygnum platform.