Bittrex Global Launches Tokenized Stock Trading

December 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bittrex Global [Bermuda] Ltd. announced that “it will be listing tokenized stocks on its digital asset exchange in cooperation with DigitalAssets.AG.”

A spokesperson said, “This product will allow traders and investors direct access to listed companies without having to use an external broker or pay additional fees. Shares can be purchased using either US dollars [USD], Tether [USDT] or Bitcoin [BTC], twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

“The tokenized stocks available through Bittrex Global will allow customers to purchase a fraction of a stock without needing to purchase entire shares, where the underlying risk of the tokens is derived from the tokenized company. Bittrex Global plans to quickly increase their offerings by giving its customers exposure to ETFs, indices, and additional asset classes.

“The traditional stock exchanges of the world’s financial capitals have for centuries set the terms for engagement and trading. Clearing systems are inefficient and complex and trading small volumes can be expensive and take days, all of which is totally unnecessary given the technological advances that have been made in the last decade,” said Bittrex Global’s CEO Tom Albright. “Blockchain technology has the potential to radically broaden access to financial services, and Bittrex Global is very proud to provide people with a portal to build their capital and private wealth in a way that was unimaginable a decade ago.”

“The ability to trade tokenized stocks would not be possible without the foresight and regulatory support that the Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA] has shown,” said Bittrex Global’s CFO/COO, Stephen Stonberg. “Bittrex Global looks forward to continuing its strong partnership with the BMA to develop innovative solutions as the industry grows.”

“Bittrex Global’s diverse customer base can now purchase and trade the following tokenized stocks:

  • Tesla [TSLA]
  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF [SPY]
  • Alibaba [BABA]
  • Beyond Meat Inc [BYND]
  • Pfizer [PFE]
  • Apple [AAPL]
  • BioNTech [BNTX]
  • Facebook [FB]
  • Google [GOOGL]
  • Netflix [NFLX]
  • Amazon [AMZN]
  • Bilibili [BILI]

“These tokenized stocks are available even in countries where accessing US stocks through traditional financial instruments is not possible. The tokenization of stocks is the first step towards creating more dynamic and accessible markets where securitized token offerings [STOs] can harness more mature and varied investors. Tokenized stocks can be traded alongside over 250 digital assets listed on the Bittrex Global exchange and marks a significant milestone in the adoption of blockchain technology by traditional financial services.”

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