Who Needs to Get Ready for the Coming of the Token Economy

Many factors inhibit institutional issuers and investors from adopting security tokens as readily as some institutions have taken to crypto-currencies. But an asset class in need of tokenization - privately managed assets - has been identified and an institutional grade infrastructure is being built to welcome institutional investors.

Alex Kech, the CEO of the Singapore-based cryptocurrency and digital asset custodian Onchain Custodian, has drawn on 22 years in the securities services industry with BNY Mellon and SWIFT to build a service that makes institutional investors comfortable about investing in the token economy. He spoke to Future of Finance co-founder Dominic Hobson about the current state and likely development of the security token markets, what could happen to traditional service providers and the importance of standardising data exchanges.