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BnkToTheFuture expects a bright future for the STO market. The company is going to offer a shared security token advisory and investment service.
If you are heavily into cryptocurrencies, you’d know of BnkToTheFuture, an investment platform that matches investors with investments. Based entirely online, they use their online investment platform to assist those high net worth investors who have limited knowledge about cryptocurrencies to invest in profitable ventures.
They recently decided to allow for Security Token Offerings which are becoming increasingly popular with cryptocurrency investors. The firm is expected to invest a yet-to-be-announced amount in the UK cryptocurrency consulting firm Diacle which is best known for its services in cryptocurrency investments and consulting to provide preparatory services which include investment advice to potential clients who would want to list their offerings with BnkToTheFuture.
In an interview with Coindesk, the CEO Simon Dixon, said:
“We get an average of 45 applications per week from fintech and crypto companies seeking funding. 18 percent of these are now looking at security tokens.”
Noting the new nature of the asset class he added:
“The big challenge for the industry is investors want to invest in security tokens because they offer additional liquidity. But the liquidity is not there yet, as the asset class is very new,”
This, of course, must have been what prompted them to take STOs seriously in the first place.
BnkToTheFuture has Made its Mark in the Crypto Space
BnkToTheFuture has made its mark in cryptocurrency investments by offering a non-traditional means of investment in the crypto space. They make things work by providing a matching service adjusting each investment portfolio with the investor’s preferences.
Using special purpose vehicles as a means of entry and exit, the investment platform has been able to provide much-needed funds to notable cryptocurrency firms globally. Such firms include Kraken, Coinbase and Ripple Labs Inc. So much so that as of July this year they were reported to have raised over $800 million in investment capital so far.
STOs Face Regulatory Challenges
The primary issue that Security Token Offerings face is the regulatory oversight that is needed for such activities. Most governments the world over haven’t yet made up their minds about the inclusion of digital assets to be among those assets which can be offered to the investing public.
Secondly, the issue of failure of investment still exposes investors to extremely higher levels of risk than in the case of regular investments. As such, with such risks come higher returns on investments occur. It takes the brave to be able to tame the volatile nature of such investments and ride out the wave to be able to profit extensively.
STO Market Grows Exponentially
The security tokens market is on the verge of a massive explosion. Statistics have indicated a wild surge in the number of security token events. Two events occurred in 2017, 25 in 2018 and 85 are projected this year alone.
This gives a tremendous opportunity to anyone willing to enter the market as it will not remain small for long. In all probability, the securities token market could be worth $2 trillion by 2030. BnkToTheFuture has shown that they have what it takes to be innovative so far. How they will overcome the regulatory apathy remains yet to be seen but it is possible.