Blockchain has long been hailed as a revolutionary technology. So far, it has only been linked to volatile crypto assets like bitcoin and now associated with the $8bn demise of FTX.
This presents both a challenge and an opportunity for Swarm; a challenge because it tarnishes the reputation of blockchain-associated businesses; an opportunity because it highlights the need for a different approach to blockchain, regulation and decentralized finance.
Swarm offers investors a way to issue and trade traditional assets, such as stocks and bonds, in a novel, blockchain based way. We are regulated, so investors can trust our platform. And we use decentralized architecture, which offers investors transparency over where their assets are, making them more secure.
In effect, we offer our customers a hybrid model, embracing the advantages of blockchain-based trading, such as flexibility, speed and 24/7 risk management, with the trust and asset range typically enjoyed by traditional exchanges.
Our regulated DEX, launched in October 2021, proved that regulated decentralized architecture can work – not only to the traditional financial community and regulators but to the crypto market, more widely.
In 2022, Swarm:
Swarm’s architecture is novel. Not only does everything we build use the transparency of smart contracts, so is decentralized by nature, but it is also regulated by BaFin in Germany. Whilst timelines are subject to regulatory approval, in 2023 we are planning to:
In the context of the perils of centralized entities, rising interest rates and the use of technology on a wider scale, Swarm is the blockchain platform that will bring blockchain-based solutions to traditional finance, transforming the way assets are digitized and traded.
The exciting thing about blockchain is all of its use cases are still unknown. Just like with the advent of internet technology, we did not know back then that people would spend their lives on social media, email and online shopping. Similarly with blockchain, the possibilities really are endless. Swarm, through its regulated decentralized infrastructure, is primed to take advantage of this evolution.