Partnership allows Seven Stars Cloud to quickly and efficiently digitize real-world assets via proven blockchain technology to create new financial markets
NEW YORK, NY, July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSC) ("SSC" or the "Company"), a leading global fintech firm focusing on digital asset production and distribution, today announced a long-term relationship and strategic licensing agreement with New York-based Fundamental Interactions, a world class provider of enterprise market center technology.
Through this agreement, SSC will leverage core Fundamental Interactions technology and the Velocity Ledger platform to support the tokenization, secondary trading and settlement of new blockchain-based securities. The Velocity Ledger platform is in operation for various approved entities by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and FINRA.
While Velocity Ledger has been designed to support U.S. securities tokens, OTC crypto currencies, and real estate securities, it has unlimited potential to manage the issuance, trading and settlement of digital assets across jurisdiction and across asset classes (securities and non-securities). Velocity Ledger is a blockchain-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that operates as a private blockchain solution and interacts with all of the major public blockchains.
Seven Stars Cloud will work closely with issuers and underwriters of securities in order to source a wide array of financial products. Post issuance, these financial products will undergo a comprehensive rating system to provide transparency into the underlying assets. Additionally, SSC will secure institutional market makers and traders to join Velocity Ledger, providing new product exposure and liquidity to previously illiquid assets. SSC will also leverage its partnership with BBD Digital Capital Group, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence-based big data solutions to support ratings and risk management of these newly created digital assets.
There are a myriad of benefits afforded by tokenizing securities via Velocity Ledger. These benefits include new product creation and market exposure, competitive fees, fast deal execution, access to institutional investors and broker dealers. In addition to these market and product specific benefits, Velocity Ledger automates key service functions to reduce the number of middlemen and service providers typically involved in a securities transaction. At its core, Velocity Ledger enables highly transparent, immutable, and auditable transaction activity and reporting.
Commenting on the partnership, Bruno Wu, Executive Chairman & CEO of SSC, said: “With Velocity Ledger, we will work with our partners to develop marketplaces for previously illiquid and un-tradeable assets. We have our eyes set on the fixed income, real estate, venture capital, and private equity markets, amongst various other securities and asset classes. By combining the power of Velocity Ledger with SSC’s wide distribution capabilities, we will bring tremendous efficiencies to the capital formation process, narrow bid-ask spreads, and reduce the time and costs for closing and settling transactions via blockchain and AI technology.”
“Our partnership with Fundamental Interactions represents a flagship opportunity in SSC’s ability to penetrate the tokenized security markets. We are thrilled to be working with Fundamental Interactions to harness the power of blockchain and spread the adoption of security tokens across industry.” said Bruno Wu.
Shawn Sloves, CEO of Fundamental Interactions, added, “After several years of hype, blockchain-based solutions are well on track to deliver on their considerable promise. We are excited to be working with Bruno and his team at SSC and look forward to extending the benefits of Velocity Ledger to a variety of new liquid and illiquid asset classes.”
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