Arca Labs, in partnership with Coalition Greenwich—a leading provider of financial data, analytics, and insights—conducted a global digital asset securities study titled “The Future of Securities: A Digital Asset Securities Study.” Digital assets broadly refer to assets issued and/or transferred using distributed ledger or blockchain technology. A digital asset security is a digital representation of an asset that is a security, whereby ownership is verified and recorded on a distributed ledger.
Respondents to this industry-first study were financial service professionals from a variety of organizations worldwide. They cited transparency and real-time settlement as the top benefits of blockchain, and listed real estate and equities as the top two asset classes that they would like to see represented as digital asset securities.
The digital asset securities sector is one to watch—it is meaningful, expanding, and we believe that every security will eventually be digitized. Most respondents to this study agreed: 77% posited that most securities would be digitized and settled on the blockchain within the next 5-10 years. That reality may be closer than we think, as the emergence of blockchain technology provides a framework for innovation to capital markets.
Read the full survey to learn more about the innovation and adoption of digital asset securities by institutions and investors.
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