September 23, 2020, Zug, Switzerland – The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) held last week the first event of the season from its #CVAvirtualseries, a series of online blockchain related talks and presentations created in response to confinement measures.

The event's purpose was to provide a comprehensive update on asset tokenization, i.e. the action of incorporating financial instruments into tokens. Tokenization has had for several years now the great ambition to turn finance upside down, and to improve how people, businesses and financial institutions issue, access and trade financial products.

How far are we now to see that promise come true? What are the tokenization solutions that are actionable today? What progress can we expect to see in the near future?

To answer these questions, the Crypto Valley Association gathered industry experts who brought valuable insights to the event:

  • Jean-Marc Jacobson, co-founder at RealT: a fractional investment platform for tokenized real estate assets.

  • Fedo Poskriakov, partner at Lenz & Staehelin and secretary at CMTA: key legal experts in tokenization in Switzerland.

  • Arnaud Salomon, founder and CEO at Mt Pelerin: a leading provider of tools and services for compliant asset tokenization.

  • John Orthwein, head of blockchain at i.AM Innovation Lab: a Swiss incubator that just adopted tokenization for its own structure.

The event addressed the latest legal developments in Switzerland, their impact on the sector's progress and the roads that they may open to bring regulated security token exchanges to life, a key missing piece to propel asset tokenization forward. The guests discussed several tokenization use cases such as real estate tokenization, corporate share tokenization as well as NFTs, and the innovative value that they each bring. They finally exchanged opinions on the next steps of development for asset tokenization, including the influence of the DeFi space, governance models, innovation in UX/UI, exchange features, and the awareness required for wider adoption.

The video replay of the event can be watched on the CVA's YouTube channel.

About the Crypto Valley Association

The CVA is an independent, government-supported organization located in Switzerland. Our mission is to build the world’s leading ecosystem for blockchain and cryptographic technologies in Switzerland and beyond. Our main focus is on developing and executing a community-driven program targeted at establishing and growing the ecosystem. This includes supporting start-ups and established businesses, making policy recommendations, initiating research projects, and hosting conferences, hackathons, and other industry events. We are also working to be a bridge between Crypto Valley and the global cryptographic technologies community – building on our already active connections to international centers of blockchain innovation in London, Singapore, Silicon Valley, and New York.