MERJ Exchange goes live with world’s first tokenized IPO

The Seychelles’ stock exchange becomes the first entity in the world to hold an initial public offering of security tokens   Seychelles – MERJ, the national stock exchange of the Republic of Seychelles, announces today the initial public offering (IPO) of its tokenized shares, becoming the first entity in history to do so. The offering values the 8-year old exchange at $25M.    The offering is now open to investors from across the globe through the exchange’s own portal, as well as through collaborations with US broker-dealer Jumpstart, US custodian…

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MERJ offers U.S. investors regulated exposure to tokenized securities

Seychelles, September 2019 – MERJ, the official stock exchange of the Republic of Seychelles, teams up with U.S. broker-dealer Jumpstart and custodian Prime Trust to open its doors to American accredited investors seeking to take part in its equity offering. The move marks the first time in history that investors are able to invest in digital securities on a fully regulated national stock exchange.     MERJ’s tokenized security will be publicly listed on a fully regulated national stock exchange and denominated in U.S. dollars, offering investors a secure and familiar way to gain exposure to…

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MERJ Exchange Partners with FCA-regulated Globacap to Offer Tokenized Securities to EU Investors

Seychelles, August 2019  – In a move to shape the future of financial markets, the first national stock exchange to list tokenized securities today announces its partnership with the UK’s first regulated platform to issue tokenized equity.   MERJ Exchange beat rivals to become the first fully-regulated exchange globally to list equity-security tokens in August. Now, the national stock exchange of the Seychelles plans an initial public offering of the tokens. It will partner with London-based Globacap to distribute the securities in the UK and Europe.   The alliance brings…

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In a world first, MERJ lists tokenized shares on a national exchange

Seychelles – MERJ announces the first-ever official listing of a tokenized security on a fully compliant and regulated national stock exchange. The move comes just six weeks after the Seychelles-based exchange first announced its plans to combine traditional financial markets with distributed ledger technology (DLT), signaling the dawn of a new era for regulated digital assets.    MERJ will follow its listing, completed today, by offering 16% of the tokenized shares in a public offering later this year and is in discussion with several companies planning to list their tokenized…

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Seychelles FSA backing makes MERJ one of the first fully-licensed and government-recognized platforms for tokenized asset markets

Seychelles, May 2019  – MERJ, the multi-market global financial exchange for equities, debt, and derivatives, announces it has the backing of the Seychelles Financial Services Authority, making MERJ one of the first fully-licensed and government-recognized platforms for tokenized asset markets.   Until now, STO launchpads and other crypto markets have floated, largely untethered by government regulation. Other securities exchanges have also grappled with regulations, legacy infrastructure and processes. As a result, institutional and private investors alike have been reluctant to enter the space, unwilling and unable to participate in an…

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