Belarus-based Currency.com Launches the World’s First Regulated Tokenized Securities Exchange

Updated 2 months ago by Daria Rud · 4 min read
Photo: Currency.com / Facebook
Photo: Currency.com / Facebook

Licensed, authorized and regulated by the High Technology Park of Belarus, Currency.com allows investors to trade, invest in, and benefit from real-world financial instruments by directly using cryptocurrencies.

While global powers are competing for the title of the most crypto-advanced country, small states are not staying immune to blockchain as well. A prime example is the Republic of Belarus which has just surprised the world with great news: the world’s first fully-functional trading platform for tokenized securities has been launched there.

The platform has been launched by Currency.com, a next-generation blockchain technology company regulated in Belarus. It is the world’s first regulated tokenized securities platform to operate under legislation developed from scratch by Belarus for cryptocurrencies, ICOs, smart contracts and tokenized securities, including best-in-class AML and KYC laws.

Ivan Gowan, CEO of Currency.com, said:

“We are excited to be launching this revolutionary blockchain venture and providing crypto investors with a concrete option to diversify their portfolio by investing in traditional asset classes, without the pressure of exchanging cryptocurrencies into fiat money to do so. Currency.com is committed to providing users with superior security and fraud protection, and preventing any potential risks by leveraging the full traceability of blockchain transactions and adhering to the strictest regulatory standards set by Belarus’ Decree No. 8 ‘On the Development of a Digital Economy.”

One of the main features of the platform is that more than 10,000 tokenized securities will be issued (starting with over 150). These securities will be available for all types of investors not only in Belarus but globally. Each token will correspond to the base market value of shares, commodities, indices, and other traditional financial instruments. For example, those buying Apple.CX tokens will have the same economic costs and benefits of an Apple share.

Users will be able to buy these tokens on Currency.com directly using Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH), and will have the ability to trade them on margin.

Now users can subscribe to the waitlist. New customers will be registered by invitational codes.

Another feature of Currency.com is providing information about shares of all major companies, not only top corporations, like competitors do.

According to the press release, starting from February 2019, the Currency.com iOS and Android apps will be available for beta testing.

More About Currency.com

The biggest and most liquid cryptocurrencies do not allow participation in regulated financial markets. As a result, crypto-owners have limited opportunities to participate in lucrative financial exchanges. Currency.com has been created to solve this problem. Its mission is to democratize investment, taking it from the preserve of a privileged few in first-world states and making it available across the globe.

Currency.com is a next-generation blockchain technology company, which operates the world’s first trading platform for tokenized securities, where coin holders can trade a broad spectrum of global financial assets. The project has been invested in by VP Capital и Larnabel Ventures. Currency.com is licensed, authorized and regulated by the High Technology Park of Belarus under Decree No. 8 ‘On the Development of a Digital Economy’. It also implements best-in-class Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) laws, strict data and customer protection rules to the same level as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Viktor Prokopenya, Founder and CEO of VP Capital, said:

“Currency.com will disrupt and revolutionize financial technology on a large scale. Access to global financial markets has historically been available through one primary medium – the stock exchange – but Currency.com leverages groundbreaking cryptocurrency technology to create opportunity for investors who might not have access to traditional stock markets otherwise. All this was made possible by the progressive Decree No. 8 ‘On the Development of a Digital Economy’ that was passed in Belarus. Belarus has become one of the most forward-looking countries when it comes to blockchain technologies and the first country in the world to create a dedicated legislative framework tailored to cryptocurrencies and their industry.”

Besides serving as a crypto exchange, Currency.com will offer services associated Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and Tokenised Securities Offering (TSO) issuing for projects approved by the company’s advisory board.

Moreover, the company will be subject to periodic audit by one of the Big Four companies, as required by the High Technology Park in Belarus. The auditorial partner of Currency.com Bel is Deloitte.

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Daria Rud
Author: Daria Rud

Daria is an economic student interested in the development of modern technologies. She is eager to know as much as possible about cryptos as she believes they can change our view on finance and the world in general.

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