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SEBA plans to tokenize digital securities using the Corda Network

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SEBA is a Swiss regulated bank that is getting into the asset tokenization space, and in particular, it plans to tokenize financial instruments. Because of its focus on a compliant route targeted at institutions, it has decided to adopt a solution based on R3’s enterprise blockchain Corda. 

It plans to use the Digital Asset Shared Ledger (DASL) which leverages the Corda Network, a network that enables private consortia chains to interoperate with each other in a public manner. DASL was developed by UK-based LAB577, with a well respected team founded by Richard Crook, formerly Head of Emerging Technology at RBS (NatWest). The company was probably the first startup to embrace Corda. 

SEBA announcement

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SEBA Bank, a FINMA licenced Swiss Bank providing a seamless, secure and easy-to-use bridge between digital and traditional assets, today announces that they will be partnering with Digital Asset Shared Ledger (DASL) – the liquidity network for digital assets. This partnership allows SEBA Bank to offer institutional clients the ability to issue and invest in Digital Securities representing financial instruments on the public Corda Network.

DASL’s compliant digital securities offering includes issuance, transfer, portfolio management, asset servicing and clearing and settlement enabled by cutting edge Distributed Ledger Technology. Optimized asset servicing leads to a lower total cost of ownership throughout the asset lifecycle. DASL facilitates the globally-secure atomic value transfer of digital assets across the public Corda Network—a peer-to-peer network of DLT nodes, enabling interoperability across multiple systems, apps, and processes.

SEBA Bank will offer primary asset tokenization and distribution using DASL, as a complement to SEBA’s Custody, Asset Management and Trading product. SEBA will create a wallet for onboarded custody customers, issue digital securities and distribute them to wealth management and other investor networks. In partnering with DASL, SEBA draws on the team’s experience building mission critical infrastructure for financial institutions.

This partnership paves the way for further exciting product generation and liquidity creation over time, where DASL will support SEBA Bank’s strategy to be a partner to institutions.

Matthew Alexander, Head Tokenization at SEBA Bank, explains “Widespread adoption of Digital Assets and securities by institutions requires trusted venues for distribution and for secondary trading and liquidity. DASL provides SEBA with an immediate and secure platform for our Digital Securities product range. We look forward to combining our strengths with those of DASL to further enhance our client solutions and services.”

“We are delighted to partner with SEBA Bank and bring them onto the public Corda Network with DASL.DASL provides an accelerator to the digital capital markets for SEBA’s institutional clients.” says Richard Crook, Founder DASL.


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