The Security Tokens Realised event, scheduled to take place in London on January 23, 2019, is set to be Europe’s first ever tokenization-focused summit, bringing together fintech leaders, institutional investors and blockchain specialists to explore the vast potential of this untapped $8 trillion market.
The launch evening on Monday consisted of a select group of security token experts including representatives from global law firms, tokenized venture capital funds, multinational investment banks and digital asset exchange founders, all brought together to talk about the existing restraints in the current market and identify possible solutions.
During the first panel discussion, we heard three leading innovators in the tokenized securities space outline what they believed were the fundamental blockages currently standing in the way of the technology’s future adoption. Interestingly, global regulatory uncertainty and lack of infrastructure were unanimously singled out as two of the STO market’s biggest deficiencies.
“I think regulation is tough, the ability to take regulatory legal issues and take technology and bring them together is very difficult, and then to build an asset on top of it that investors want, these are all three really big challenges in this space right now.” Rob Nance, Managing Partner of CityBlock Capital.
“The biggest problem I see is infrastructure… we were all expecting security tokens to really come into the space say, a year ago, and the exchanges [took] too long, the regulators perhaps were too prominent in the space so a lot of issuers and players were not really prepared to fully move in to the market. I think broadly w...
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