Tokenized Securities Trading Platform Currency.com Launches In Belarus

Announcements, Blockchain, News | January 16, 2019 By:

Blockchain firm Currency.com has launched a fully-functional trading platform for tokenized securities in Belarus.

Established by IT-focused investment firms VP Capital and Larnabel Ventures, Currency.com allows investors to use their crypto assets to invest in, and profit from, global financial markets without the pressure of exchanging their crypto portfolio into fiat money. The company is licensed, authorized and regulated by the High Technology Park of Belarus under Decree No. 8 On the Development of a Digital Economy, which legalizes businesses based on blockchain technology.

The platform, which is accessible to all types of investors, has reportedly issued 150 different types of tokens that tracks the underlying market price of common financial instruments, such as global equities, indices and commodities. The company expects to eventually increase this number to 10,000.

“Users will be able to buy a token that mirrors the performance of an Apple share on the Nasdaq – APPLE.CX – at the same economic costs and benefits of an Apple share,” the company said. “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.”

Ivan Gowan, CEO of Currency.com, claims that the platform will provide users with superior security and fraud protection. It will also prevent any potential risks by leveraging the full traceability of blockchain transactions and adhering to the strict regulatory standards set by Belarus’ Decree No. 8.

“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,” Gowan said.

Viktor Prokopenya, Founder and CEO of VP Capital, said that Currency.com leverages “groundbreaking” crypto technology to create opportunity for investors who might not have access to traditional stock markets.

“Currency.com will disrupt and revolutionize financial technology on a large scale,” said Prokopenya. “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.”