Prior to the Electronic Securities Act (eWPG) that passed earlier in 2021, issuing securities in Germany as a physical certificate, usually in the form of a global certificate, was mandatory. This paper certificate was transferred by transfer of title and stored in custody by a central securities depository.
With the eWPG, Germany takes a step towards financial innovation and dematerialization of securities, therefore opening opportunities for the FinTech industry that use distributed ledger technology and hold the appropriate BaFin license, to become a provider of a crypto securities register. iVE.ONE is working towards becoming such a provider.
iVE.ONE already provides a digital asset infrastructure that enables companies to issue digital securities as tokens on blockchain, so becoming a provider of a crypto securities management is a natural step in the further development of its product and services. With the funding from Distr@l Program iVE.ONE aims to
iVE.ONE has received a grant for the development of a Crypto Securities Register from Distr@l Program by the State of Hesse. With this grant, iVE.ONE aims to provide a crypto securities management for its customers. This project builds on the Electronic Securities Act (eWPG), which has passed earlier in 2021 and which allows companies that hold the appropriate BaFin license to offer a system that records information with regards to the issuance of crypto securities (a sub-category of electronic securities) using blockchain technology.
Find out more about Crypto Securities Register from Digital Asset Infrastructure.