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SEC’s Mark Uyeda Highlights Benefits of Asset Tokenization

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  • Asset tokenization enhances security, reduces costs, and streamlines transactions.
  • RWA tokenization is leading the cryptocurrency industry, surpassing Ethereum and Bitcoin.

Recently, Mark Uyeda, a commissioner of the SEC, recognized the intriguing possibilities of asset tokenization, especially securities tokenization, according to Fox Business journalist Eleanor Terrett.

Uyeda stressed on June 14 that there can be major benefits to embodying asset rights with a digital token on a blockchain, such improved security, transparency, and immutability.

Eliminating Intermediaries

The elimination of intermediaries is a key advantage of tokenization, as Uyeda pointed out. The financial operations are made more effective by this invention, which also lowers related expenses and streamlines transactions.

He further categorizes tokenization as a component of larger technological developments, suggesting that new developments and technologies may offer investors and global markets even greater efficiency.

In citing a 2020 Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) whitepaper, Uyeda pointed out that many nations have moved away from physical securities certificates and toward dematerialized US assets.

Leading fintech developments, according to the same report, include distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digitized and tokenized securities.

FCA’s Review of Tokenization

Uyeda also mentioned the ongoing, which started in November 2023, review of the tokenization of FCA-authorized funds by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Asset Management Task Force.

He praised the FCA’s substantial research initiatives meant to promote growth and innovation while protecting investor interests. Uyeda called for a thorough evaluation of the advantages, disadvantages, and costs of tokenization and said that the FCA’s conclusions might guide the actions of other agencies.

Furthermore, ETHNews has shown how real-world asset (RWA) tokenization has become a dominant sector in the cryptocurrency space, outpacing even well-known ones like Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC). This emphasizes the important role asset tokenization is playing in changing the financial scene.

Uyeda emphasized that his remarks do not represent the official position of the SEC on securities tokenization; rather, they are his personal opinions and not those of his other commissioners.

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