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Research

Mapping out the Security Token Ecosystem

Quick Take

  • The security token ecosystem has six sub-categories: (1) Issuance (2) Broker-Dealers  (3) Custody & Trust  (4) Legal (5) Compliance and (6) Trading
  • Investors have pumped millions of dollars into projects that support the issuance, exchange, and custody of security tokens

The Block’s Security Token Ecosystem map was reviewed by Vertalo and a handful of industry experts for accuracy. The accompanying article is solely by The Block.

As security tokens and tokenized assets gain steam in the crypto ecosystem, clear infrastructure begins to form. As we previously covered in our Block by Block series on security tokens, these new instruments aim to tokenize the ownership of all assets, whether they are public and private equities, real estate, or precious metals — even things like art.