London-Based Blockchain Startup Raises $3.9M with Equity Tokens on LSE’s Turquoise
A British blockchain startup secured 3 million pounds by selling tokenized shares on LSE’s equity trading platform Turquoise.
In July 2018, 20|30 became one of 29 firms that were approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to start testing within its fourth cohort of a regulatory sandbox. With FCA approval, 20|30 became authorized to issue equity tokens on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, with the firm announcing that LSE’s Turquoise will be the first platform to pilot the sales of its tokenized shares.
According to the recent report, the trial has been carried out successfully, using “real cash money.” Tomer Sofinzon, Twenty Thirty’s co-founder and chief risk officer, said that the company further plans to offer secondary transfers, and “work our way up the ‘capital stack’ to reinvent private equity and public markets.”
Recently, Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly officially allowed the issuance of tokenized securities on a blockchain, with the government planning to amend the Securities and Exchange Act with relevant laws in 2019.
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