Securitize Launches Its Secondary Marketplace for Trading Tokenized Securities

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Securitize, a digital assets securities firm, has launched a secondary marketplace for trading tokenized shares of private companies under a subsidiary called Securitize Markets.

Securitize has been issuing security tokens since 2017 through its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-registered transfer agent. Now it can sell and trade them through its alternative trading system (ATS), which is run by its broker-dealer. (Securitize acquired both the broker-dealer and ATS licenses last year.)

“We want to facilitate liquidity to companies earlier on without having to go through the expensive and lengthy process of registering with the SEC,” said Securitize CEO Carlos Domingo. “We also want to give the opportunity to individual investors to invest in these companies early on and get a return that is otherwise not available to the public.”

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