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Security token exchanges: A global analysis of active exchanges

Jul 26, 2019 5:53:11 PM / by Joe Charlesworth

2019 was poised to the be the year of the STO. While it's been a slow burn in the first half of the year, there are a growing number of security token exchanges that are active and starting to pick up volume, explored in closer detail below. 
 
 
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Archax

Archax is a new, institutional-grade exchange for trading asset-backed tokens (digital securities, security tokens, etc.) based in London.
 
Security Exchange Status: In development
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Atlant

ATLANT Blockchain-based global real estate platform built over Ethereum, enabling users to trade tokenized property and rent apartments without paying high fees.
 
Security Exchange Status: Live
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Bancor

Bancor operates similar to an exchange in that users can buy and sell tokens, but the mechanics that enable these actions differ, mainly due to not requiring a counterparty or orderbook. On the Bancor Network, tokens are always available for purchase regardless of trade volume, increasing liquidity. This is possible through Bancor's automated pricing mechanism which increases a token's price and its supply each time it is purchased. 
 
Security Exchange Status: Live
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BANKEX

Infrastructure for decentralized capital markets - tokenization, STOs, and digital asset management.
 
Security Exchange Status: Live
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Binance

Binance is a global cryptocurrency exchange that provides a platform for trading more than 100 cryptocurrencies. Since early 2018, Binance is considered as the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world in terms of trading volume.
 
Security Exchange Status: In development
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Blackmoon

Traditional and alternative innovative investments powered by the Blockchain.
 
Security Exchange Status: In development
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Blocktrade AG

Blocktrade.com is a top-tier trading facility for Security Tokens, Crypto Assets, Crypto Traded Indices™ and other tokenised assets.
 
Security Exchange Status: In development
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Canadian Securities Exchange

Canadian Securities Exchange, formerly the Canadian National Stock Exchange, is an alternative stock exchange in Canada. It was the first full stock market to be approved by the Ontario Securities Commission in the past 70 years.

Security Exchange Status: In development (source
 
 
 
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CEZEX

CEZEX is Asia's first licensed digital assets exchange platform for asset-backed securities tokens, allowing for the digitalization/tokenization and trading of any traditional asset classes. CEZEX is a next generation exchange market for direct trading in digital assets. We operate a regulated marketplace where companies can list asset-backed security tokens — which can be traded by investors in a secondary market safeguarded by CEZEX.
 
Security Exchange Status: Live (requires source) 
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Coinbase

Coinbase is a digital currency exchange headquartered in San Francisco, California. They broker exchanges of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and Litecoin with fiat currencies in approximately 32 countries, and bitcoin transactions and storage in 190 countries worldwide.
 
Security Exchange Status: Live (Source)
 
 
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Gibraltar Stock Exchange

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange is a stock exchange based in Gibraltar. It was established in 2014, and began full operations in the first quarter of 2015. The stock exchange is the first fully licensed exchange in Gibraltar. The opening occurred in two distinctive phases. 
 
Security Exchange Status: In development
 
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Huobi

Huobi is a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange. Founded in China, the company now has offices in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and the United States. In August 2018 it became a publicly listed Hong Kong company. 
 
Security Exchange Status: In development
 
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KoreConX

KoreConX is the first all-in-one platform for private companies to manage company records, capital market activity, fundraising and investments. In addition to managing a companies cap table, users can also use it for issuance and secondary trading. 

Security Exchange Status: Live

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Kraken

Kraken is a US-based cryptocurrency exchange, founded in 2011. The exchange provides cryptocurrency to fiat trading, and provides price information to Bloomberg Terminal
 
Security Exchange Status: Unknown
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LCX AG

LCX aims to offer industry-leading crypto asset financial products and services. Becoming a technology-driven bank, LCX is focused on helping both traditional and blockchain market participants make the most out of opportunities arising from the growth of cryptocurrencies and tokenized assets.

 

Security Exchange Status: In development

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Ledgity

Ledgity is a platform and mobile application fully dedicated to Security Tokens and peer-to-peer trading. 
 
Security Exchange Status: In development
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LXDX

LXDX is a crypto derivatives exchange. The platform is built to introduce new products and significantly improve the quality of execution for all users. Members get access to infrastructure combining the benefits of algorithmic smart routing and dark pool trading.
 
Security Exchange Status: In development
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Malta Stock Exchange

The Malta Stock Exchange, originally known as the Casino della Borsa, is the stock exchange of the island nation of Malta.
 
Security Exchange Status: Unknown
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NYSTX

The New York Security Token Exchange is the world leader in issuing and trading of security tokens. They aim to integrate all financial products such as stocks, derivatives, bonds, real estate and other business securities into a unified blockchain ecosystem to make Security Token trading efficient, transparent, and reliable.
 
Security Exchange Status: In development
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OKEx

OKEx is a Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange. It was founded in 2017.
 
Security Exchange Status: In development
 
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OpenFinance Network

OpenFinance Network is a U.S. regulated trading platform for digital alternative assets. It aims to transform alternative asset investing with the first U.S.-regulated trading platform for digital securities. Backed by a team of industry veterans and key partnerships, OpenFinance provides unprecedented access to liquidity and investment opportunity in the $8.8 trillion alternative asset market. Access to the platform is granted for accredited as well as non-accredited investors both from the United States and abroad.


Security Exchange Status: Live
 
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Poloniex

Poloniex is part of the Circle suite of products. Poloniex differs from other exchanges in the sense that it is designed as a pure digital-currency-to-digital-currency exchange whereby users may only transact in cryptocurrencies. Fiat to cryptocurrency or vice versa is not permitted. 
 
Security Exchange Status: In Development
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SIX Digital Exchange

A fully integrated issuance, trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets. The SIX Digital Exchange (“SDX”) will be regulated by FINMA. 
 
Security Exchange Status: In Development
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Templum

An Alternative Trading Systems approved to conduct secondary trading of digital assets. Templum creates Smart Securities that are programmable based on issuance specific parameters and regulatory compliance frameworks.

Security Exchange Status: Live
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TokenMarket

Founded in 2016 by Ransu Salovaara and Mikko Ohtamaa. TokenMarket was created to provide the tools and foundation for blockchain orientated businesses to develop and grow in a thriving and emerging market.

Since the company’s inception, they have raised £240m for its clients. The platform's exchange is currently under a regulatory sandbox trial with the FSA. 

Security Exchange Status: Live

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tZero

tZERO's proprietary technology and network of strategic partners and affiliates (including registered broker-dealer partners or affiliates of tZERO) provide issuers with a new solution for accessing capital and enabling secondary liquidity (including for traditionally illiquid investments). This innovative solution leverages new technology, while relying on traditional capital markets rules and market participants, to issue, trade, and settle digital securities.
 
Security Exchange Status: Live
 

Topics: Fundraising, security token exchanges

Joe Charlesworth

Written by Joe Charlesworth

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