JAN 24, 2024
Korea ST Exchange forms partnership with Finhaven to bolster South Korean security token industry
Korea ST Exchange, an enterprise founded by financial experts for the management and support of security tokens, has signed a business deal with Canadian fintech company Finhaven to revitalize the South Korean security token industry, according to an article published by local news outlet Financial News on Wednesday (KST).
"Through our collaboration with a global company like Finhaven, we expect to expand and revitalize the local security token ecosystem," said Cho Won-dong, CEO of Korea ST Exchange. "We plan to do our best to create a platform where domestic investors can invest in various products more safely and conveniently."
Revolutionizing security token management
Founded in 2017, Finhaven is a Canadian government-approved blockchain platform operator that simplifies the process of managing, issuing, trading and tracking security tokens and digital assets. Meanwhile, Korea ST Exchange has been building a platform for security token trading brokerage that prioritizes investor protection based on relevant legal regulations.
Fostering global expansion
Under their agreement, Finhaven and Korea ST Exchange vowed to work together on several fronts. This includes supporting Asset Alliance members in their efforts to issue and distribute security tokens overseas. The Asset Alliance is a functional group created by Korea ST Exchange to accelerate the South Korean security token market while monitoring legal developments in the management of such assets. Conversely, the firms will also support overseas operators in the issuance and distribution of security tokens in the South Korean market. They have also agreed to exchange information and networks and converge their respective platforms to distribute security tokens and tokenized securities.
The partnership is mainly an active effort on the part of Korea ST Exchange to help holders of promising underlying assets issue and distribute security tokens overseas since legislation for token securities is not yet in place in South Korea. Once this legislation is established, the enterprise then plans to aid foreign issuers in distributing security tokens in South Korea, enabling domestic investors to look into promising global products.