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Since we announced our pivot earlier this year, we’ve found that projects who once considered us competitors, and many who didn’t know what to consider us, now see opportunities to integrate and collaborate.

SWARM Intelligence #24

Vivian Jane
Apr 16 · 4 min read

SWARM is about to launch its blockchain-agnostic platform. Here’s what we can share.

SWARM is revolutionizing the token issuance process. The existing platform is transforming into a blockchain-agnostic architecture enabling users to issue regulatory compliant cross-chain security tokens. The renewed infrastructure will kick off with Ethereum, Stellar, and TRON — with more options coming soon. Compliance is handled by MAP, ensuring that only qualified investors can participate.

There will be a fresh new user interface to help investors manage their personal data, qualifications and wallets — all packaged into a web3 application that supports the Metamask browser plugin as well as Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets. Investors will be able to onboard, qualify and invest without ever leaving the token issuer’s website.

SWARM to bring security tokens to TRON blockchain

As a first testament to being blockchain-agnostic, SWARM is bringing digital securities technology to the TRON blockchain. Issuers will be able to make their tokenized securities available on the TRON blockchain and connect with MAP for compliant interactions between token issuers, investors, and exchanges. Tokenization on TRON will allow for customers to complete transactions faster, with few fees.

“SWARM is one of the preeminent builders of digital investment infrastructure and its decision to adopt the TRON blockchain will further our push to make decentralized finance the next big thing for the investment community,” said Justin Sun, founder of TRON and CEO of BitTorrent.

Read the announcement from TRON Foundation.

Binance Coin (BNB) now available to invest into opportunities on SWARM

Investors can use Binance’s BNB token to participate in digital securities tokenizing on SWARM. BNB is one of the fastest growing cryptocurrencies in terms of market cap as well as use cases. From taking out crypto loans on Nexo to making payments on your crypto.com credit card, there’s much more to BNB than just discounted trading fees, and we’re pleased to enable further utility for the community by making BNB a supported option for participating in STOs.

SWARM is now a founding member of the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA)

The International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) is a non-profit organization that aims to implement comprehensive market standards for the global token economy. Their goal is to bring a tangible and holistic framework for the identification, classification, and analysis of different token types. This will lead to more transparency and more economic, technological, and regulatory certainty for all. As SWARM is pushing for broad community access to the new digital economy, we’re all about establishing transparent market standards. As an associate founding member, SWARM is proud to support ITSA’s efforts.

More information: ITSA’s website and announcement page

The Market Access Protocol (MAP) SDK is now ready to be implemented in your projects

SWARM has opened up its Market Access Protocol (MAP) SDK in github for all developers that wish to learn about the MAP protocol and implement it in their projects. MAP is SWARM’s investor compliance ecosystem, built and maintained by a decentralized network of nodes. It solves existing inefficiencies and difficulties for token issuers, investors, exchanges, and certificate issuers.

Check out the SDK.

SWARM conducts the next round of masternode payouts

On April 8, SWARM paid out a total of 212,328 SWM in block rewards for the month of March 2019 to 299 SWARM Masternode operators as part of the incentive program it launched last year. Offering full transparency to current and future masternode holders, SWARM has created a website to publish the masternode rewards to date. This website is updated every hour.

Interested in running a SWARM Masternode?

Check out the SWARM Masternodes website for details on how to register.

Find SWM on more exchanges

SWM will soon be available on LATOKEN and Beaxy. LATOKEN is a rapidly growing top 30 crypto exchange focusing on providing liquidity for new tokens, and boasting a $170+ million daily turnover, 135,000+ registered traders, and 350+ crypto pairs available for trading. Built to give traders everything they need to succeed, Beaxy is all all-in-one exchange platform featuring fiat trading pairs, smart portfolio management tools, multiple order types, and much more. Check out the two latest marketplaces to list SWARM’s utility token.

Philipp Pieper onstage in Europe

SWARM CEO & Co-Founder Philipp Pieper has been busy the last two months taking the stage at various blockchain and cryptocurrency events in multiple countries. OKEx featured Philipp at their C2C kick-off events both in London and in Berlin on all-star panels discussing crypto and blockchain adoption challenges and advancements. In Frankfurt, BASF invited Philipp to talk about the latest and greatest in blockchain to a full-house of BASF employees.

Blog: Meet People Where They Are

In his blog SWARM’s Chief Operating Officer Chris Eberle elaborates on the announcement that SWARM is working with TRON to bring security tokens to the TRON blockchain. Chris states that the notion of a single “end-to-end” platform is a myth. In order to accelerate and expand the democratization of finance, it’s important to find ways to connect communities and build together. This is why SWARM is working tirelessly to understand the people who might directly and indirectly use its infrastructure and how to deliver value to them. SWARM already lowered barriers for issuers to enter the space by eliminating upfront fees, and offered investors the flexibility of using 30 different fiat currencies to participate in fractional ownership. The approach is showing early signs of success. Chris writes “Ever since SWARM became blockchain/DLT agnostic earlier this year we’ve found that projects who once considered us competitors, now see opportunities to integrate and collaborate.”

Read Chris Eberle’s blog: Meet People Where They Are

Read the announcement from TRON Foundation


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