Executive interview – Diginex

Published on 2 March 2020

Diginex is a digital financial services and blockchain solutions company. The company was founded in 2017 by Miles Pelham (Chairman). Diginex operates through three business lines: Solutions, Markets and Asset Management. The Solutions business develops blockchain-enabled tools for corporates, governments and financial institutions. The Markets business provides institutional-grade infrastructure for digital assets including exchange, trading and custody. The Asset Management business provides an accessible and credible means to invest in digital assets for institutional allocators of capital. Diginex is seeking regulatory licenses in a number of credible jurisdictions globally and already has advisory and asset management licenses in Hong Kong. The company is due to list on Nasdaq via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

In this video, Diginex CEO Richard Byworth discusses his views on the evolution of digital currencies, including the increasing involvement of central banks and the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). He outlines how blockchain technology is being adopted more widely for a variety of business use cases, including data integrity and treasury management. He explains how he believes that we are in the early stages of digital asset disruption of the financial services market. Seeing the opportunities within the financial services market, he describes how Diginex is aiming to provide a reputable, regulated partner to enable traditional financial institutions to trade and invest in digital assets. Key milestones that investors should track include the company’s imminent Nasdaq listing, the launches of the exchange and the warm custody solution. You can find more insights into blockchain adoption in our recently published sector report here.

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