Former Paypal COO David Sacks joined 0x, an open protocol for coin trading in a consulting role for Fortune.
Sacks, the Harbor’s founding partner and partner at Craft Ventures, is an integration service for token sales – sharing news with a tweet. The move is expected to set an industry standard for security markers and be adopted more quickly by investors and software developers. 0x protocol was established by Will Warren and Amir Bandeali who saw the need for a reliable peer-to-peer specifier exchange platform for ERC-20 tokens.
0x CEO Will Warren said the company’s trade protocol is quite secure. He also said that he expects a major change from existing closed systems, which is highly regulated to a much more “open system” that is not tied to the trade position. The 0x protocol also offers off-chain order books that allow Ethereum to bypass gas rates and others when orders are changed or canceled.
Security tokens are those that are subject to regulation under security legislation, such as stocks, treasuries, real estates, etc. It is a block-stone based representation of a physical entity. Since cryptographic currencies are not classified as securities, it is easier to trade on a larger scale than security markers. Security tokens go through a much longer period from issuance to delivery – KYC / AML accreditations. To further complicate compliance, regulations often differ in jurisdictional areas.
Talking about development, Harbor CEO Josh Stein said regulatory compliance is necessary for a growing network like “0x, which helps buyers and sellers connect across the globe.”
“The port has managed to overcome regulatory compliance difficulties in seizing private securities, making it easier for exporters and investors to comply with existing rules and regulations in the jurisdictions,” he added.
The adoption of security tokens is increasing, but they are still far from being a daily investment like bitcoin. However, there is a gradual shift in the trade of assets. The Bulls believe that the real estate industry is the first major asset class to switch to a block-based property system. Tokting properties provide greater liquidity that facilitates dividing and transferring property.
In early July, Colorado-based St. Louis Regis offered digital tokens to investors who wanted to have the luxury of a luxury property. The Swiss Securities Exchange operator SIX also announced plans to set up a regulated exchange for tokenized securities.