Swarm’s global compliance protocol provides open infrastructure for the security token industry
PALO ALTO, CA — AUGUST 29, 2018 — Swarm (www.swarm.fund), the blockchain for private equity, today announced the release of its Market Access Protocol (MAP) for tokenized security trading. Currently, there are several qualifications that must align for security tokens to be traded compliantly. For a transaction to be rendered fully compliant at the point of execution, parties must confirm the existence of valid credentials for each participant, and also ensure adherence to token requirements and restrictions. Swarm’s Market Access Protocol provides a streamlined solution that facilitates the efficient flow of compliant transactions while offering both privacy protection for participants and regulatory compliance.
As an open, decentralized protocol MAP will enable the entire industry to build and innovate in respective areas of expertise while connecting in a standardized way. This framework empowers the entire security token market, including centralized and decentralized exchange models, to grow faster.
“Existing whitelisting solutions are highly demanding on investors and unfeasible for qualification providers and exchanges to adopt,” said Philipp Pieper, CEO of Swarm Fund. “With MAP we are releasing an open protocol that enables participants in the security token market to interact based on essential privacy, incentives, and integration efficiencies. MAP will be a catalyst for the next wave of growth in crypto investing.”
Swarm’s MAP contains a graph of protected data that can instantly surface whether or not a particular wallet is compliant with the requirements for any security token transfer. The MAP graph shows whether a wallet has been validated against a set of qualifications (including KYC/AML, accredited investor, and geographically-based rules), which Qualification Providers provided that validation, what the associated costs are, and whether the validated data is congruent to the rules for the security token subject to each transaction. MAP does not contain personally identifiable information connected to each wallet.
As a compliance ledger and open-data oracle, third-party wallets and blockchains can incorporate MAP into their compliance structures. MAP also features an index of wallets and the tokens with which they may compliantly hold or trade. MAP is designed for the entire industry, not just Swarm, and it’s decentralized design insures it is not limited by any middleman – not even Swarm.
About Swarm Fund
Swarm Fund is the blockchain for private equity. Swarm is creating infrastructure for the future of investing, built on blockchain technology that enables investing into real assets like real estate and venture capital with unprecedented access and flexibility. Swarm is built for: Crypto Investors who want to de-risk their portfolios, Family Offices looking for a more efficient way to invest into crypto and alternatives, and everyday retail investors searching for access to opportunities that were not accessible before. With a legal and regulatory framework compatible with institutional investors, automation to remove middle men, and prioritizing access for all, Swarm can streamline and help double the Private Equity industry from $2.5 trillion to $5T+ in the next five years.
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