Zug, Switzerland, 5 September 2018 — SMART VALOR AG, a Swiss-based blockchain startup, announced that, following acceptance as a Financial Intermediary by a Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO) in Switzerland, it will be launching the VALOR Platform in Q4 2018. The VALOR Platform will be a first global marketplace for tokenized alternative investments.
Founded by CEO Olga Feldmeier, a leading figure in the blockchain space, and security and cryptography expert Dr. Julien Bringer, jointly with two other co-founders, SMART VALOR AG has been developing the VALOR Platform in stealth-mode in the heart of the Swiss Crypto Valley, Canton Zug.
The VALOR platform is the first global marketplace for tokenized alternative investments. It will be launched in two stages. The first stage will be implemented with the public launch of the VALOR Platform scheduled for Q4 2018, which will focus on cryptocurrencies and non-security tokens in accordance with SMART VALOR´s status as financial intermediary. In the second stage, pending regulatory approval, the VALOR platform will expand its offering to asset-backed tokens, such as equity in blockchain companies, blockchain-related infrastructure projects, real estate, crypto funds, venture capital, and private equity funds.
“The mission of the SMART VALOR is to give access to digital assets to people around the world in an easy, secure and compliant way. Beyond native digital assets like cryptocurrencies, tokenization applied to alternative investments can fundamentally transform the way they are issued and distributed today. Most of these investments have previously only been available to a small elite of high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) and institutional investors. Tokenization transforms the way people own things, it improves liquidity, and makes investment opportunities accessible to a broader audience of investors. We utilize blockchain technology ...