Securitize, the industry-leading primary issuance and lifecycle management platform for digital securities, announced today the launch of Instant Access, the first-to-market platform feature allowing issuers of digital securities to offer their investors a quick and easy way to access compliant peer-to-peer transactions with no counterparty risk.
With Instant Access, driven by Securitize’s best-in-class DS Protocol, investors now have the ability totransact in digital securities in ways never before possible. The tool allows investors to privately create an indication of interest to sell their digital securities with a simple web link. That link can be posted and shared with anyone, anytime, on any platform they prefer, including via email or text message or posted anywhere.
“With our new Instant Access feature, issuers can use Securitize’s market-proven technology to fulfill one of the core promises of digital securities — simple, compliant, and efficient transferability on a global scale,” said Carlos Domingo, Securitize co-founder and CEO. “With Instant Access, Securitize is adding another powerful feature that will help propel the digital securities industry forward.”
The Instant Access feature is an entirely digital process that doesn’t require any of the manual interventions that are typical with traditional private securities transactions. Once an issuer decides to enable the Instant Access feature, any potential buyer who has KYC/AML approval from, and is registered with the issuer, can purchase the digital security from the holder if the holder has shared the transaction link with them. Only transactions that meet these KYC/AML requirements and adhere to any applicable transfer restrictions imposed by the issuer via the DS Protocol will be permitted.
“As an innovator, investor and issuer in the blockchain and digital securities space, we have always strived to offer our investors the most possible liquidity options that leverage the unique aspect of the tech,” said Brad Stephens, Co-founder & Managing Partner at Blockchain Capital. “This is yet another example of how blockchain technologies enable entirely new scenarios in new ways.”
Instant Access is powered by AirSwap, a peer-to-peer trading network for Ethereum tokens. In the past few months, the teams have worked together to improve the experience of safely trading digital securities. In 2018, the first-ever peer-to-peer security token trade was facilitated by Securitize and AirSwap technologies.
“Securitize is a best-in-class securities protocol, and we have been long time technology partners. We are excited to see their issuers expand into secondary market functionality with the help of AirSwaptechnology,” said Michael Oved, co-founder of AirSwap.
Securitize’s Digital Securities (DS) Protocol is the most widely adopted in the industry; five digital securities powered by the DS Protocol can now be traded on regulated digital securities marketplaces, including Openfinance and Sharespost, with more in the pipeline. For more information about Securitize, visit Securitize.io.