In October 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published a white paper on peer-to-peer electronic cash system, and blockchain soon came to prominence thereafter.
Despite being over-hyped, blockchain has a wide range of uses and although it is still early days, governments, institutions and large (and smaller) companies are all finding well-suited use cases to harness the power of this distributed, immutable, trust-less, ledger technology.
The Cintiria team has worked closely with European specialists in defining a new POS blockchain (“Maestro”) which tackles the issue of greatly improved speed of transactions and lay the foundations for a blockchain to underpin massive crossflow digital currency platforms. This is what the world will need to fulfil the promise of IOT and heralding in the next phase of the internet – the Value Web.
Cintiria is also working development of a new trading platform in the realm of security tokenisation. In such a platform, tokens above blockchain are used to represent a stake in a clearly identifiable asset of some kind. The token relates to a defined part-ownership of the asset and the tokens are external and tradable. This form of tokenisation requires regulatory oversight.
Security tokens are gathering growing support. They facilitate fractional ownership and offer solutions to especially to investors in what are often otherwise illiquid asset classes like real estate.