Gary Tiu, BC Group Head of Regulatory Affairs
This week, OSL Digital Securities, the only SFC-licensed digital asset exchange and brokerage in Hong Kong conducted its first successful trades in BCAP Tokens, a security token. This is the first security token to be traded via a regulated digital asset trading platform operator in Hong Kong, following the first licence to be issued by the Securities and Futures Commission to a virtual asset trading platform.
OSL is currently the only firm in Hong Kong licensed to trade security tokens, and this initial BCAP Token transaction marks the start of what is expected to be a long and steady line of tokenized securities and other financial products to enter the digital asset ecosystem in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has a strong track record as a leading centre for traditional equity and debt capital raising and trading and is primed to position itself as a leader in digital asset capital markets, including with digital securities.
OSL Digital Securities provides an electronic marketplace and over-the-counter trading service for professional investors, corporates and institutions digital assets.
BCAP Tokens are Ethereum-based smart contract digital tokens originally issued in 2017 by Blockchain Capital TokenHub Ptd. Ltd, which in turn holds interests in Blockchain Capital III Digital Liquid Venture Fund LP. Through this structure, BCAP Tokens provide indirect exposure to the venture capital fund which invests in blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. Blockchain Capital was founded in 2013, is one of the oldest and most active venture investors in the blockchain industry and has financed 75+ companies and projects since its inception.
About OSL and BC Technology Group
Backed by Asia’s leading public fintech and digital asset company, BC Technology Group (stock code: HK 863), OSL is the region’s most comprehensive licensed digital asset platform.
OSL is the world’s first and only insured and SFC-licensed digital asset platform, providing prime brokerage, custody, exchange and SaaS services for institutional clients and professional investors.
The company offers OTC, iRFQ and electronic trading services giving traders access to the world’s deepest liquidity pools, as well as secure and insured wallets to ensure the safekeeping of digital assets with timely transaction settlement.
BC Group and the OSL platform are enabling institutional adoption of the digital asset class, setting the global standard for performance, security and compliance.
OSL’s vision is to lead the regulated, institutional evolution of the digital asset market. Accordingly, the OSL platform provides institutional-grade financial services directly to professional counterparties for digital asset brokerage, automated trading (i.e. exchange), and custody.