Osaka Digital Exchange to Start Security Token Trading Platform

The platform, named Start, will begin operation on Dec. 25 with a $20 million real-estate securities issuance.

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Updated Mar 8, 2024 at 5:21 p.m. UTC
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Osaka Digital Exchange (ODX) will start its new digital securities trading platform on Dec. 25, according to a Monday announcement.

Founded in 2021, ODX is made up of Japanese heavyweights from traditional finance, including SBI Holdings and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), and has the goal of setting up a digital stock exchange. ODX's proprietary trading system for security tokens, named Start, received regulatory approval on Nov. 16 from the country's financial watchdog.

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    The token will be issued on Progmat, a software platform for issuing and managing digital assets that firms like Binance are hoping to use for issuing stablecoins in the country.

    Edited by Sheldon Reback.

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