Coinscrum_markets :: Scaling Tokenised Securities – Reg vs Tech


What are the main challenges facing Tokenised Securities?

For our next instalment of Coinscrum_markets, in partnership with, we take a closer look at a topic that’s garnered much attention over the past year or two.

On the surface, using blockchain/DLT to simplify and disrupt what some might say are outdated Clearing & Settlement systems that underlay existing equities markets makes a lot of sense.

However, technology is just one facet of these highly regulated markets and the likes of the SEC and FCA have wasted no time in pointing out that their existing regulations are going nowhere fast and will still apply – whatever colour your shiny new blockchain might be.

Nevertheless, a number of companies and projects have started to emerge (unfazed) to start tackling these issues head on but, as we know, technologies tend to evolve at light speed whilst regulations often move at a somewhat glacial pace.

With all this in mind, we’ll be taking a close look at both sides of this particular coin to discuss the impact of each on the other.

What shackles do existing regulations place on Tokenised Securities and at what cost?
How are blockchain/DLT solutions confronting these issue?
How do we prevent innovation being stifled by regulations that aren’t custom designed for this use-case?
How will regulators need to co-ordinate if they’re to allow the innovation that they often claim to support to occur?


Joining us to share their insights and vast experience on these matters will be Graham Rodford & Kathleen Tyson.

About Graham

Graham is Founder & CEO at Archax, a London-based startup aiming to be the first Securitised Token Exchange to be regulated by the FCA. A qualified accountant with over 18 years’ experience in financial services, prior to starting work on Archax, Graham was COO, CCO and Partner of Omni Partners, a $1.4billion hedge fund based in London, where he was responsible for all operational activities and compliance.

About Kathleen

Kathleen Tyson is chief executive of Granularity, a specialist consultancy in financial infrastructure. She is a former central banker and markets supervisor. Her contributions include tri-party repo, the first global real-time margin and collateral system, CLS Bank for global FX settlements, modernisation of central banks and clearinghouses, and much of the initial markets framework for Dubai International Financial Centre.

Thanks to is connecting the world to the future of finance. We are one of the most trusted and fastest growing digital assets company, helping millions across the globe – from individuals to the largest institutions – get easy and safe access to digital assets. Blockchain has raised over $70 million in funding from leading investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Google Ventures and Richard Branson.

With almost 40 million sign ups, the wallet helps more people than any other company send, receive, secure and exchange crypto all on chain.


Big love to Coinscrum_presents sponsors, KR1
KR1 is a leading publicly listed investment company focused on blockchain and decentralised technologies. KR1 invests in early stage projects and blockchain-based digital assets that power the decentralised platforms and protocols that form the emerging Web3 infrastructure.

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However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering).

Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself.


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