HSBC to Digitize Private Placement Records to Track $20B in 2020
Helen Partz's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 70%
By deploying the platform, the global investment bank aims to digitize paper-based records of private placements in order to increase standardization and speed up processes in the growing industry, Reuters reports Nov. 27.HSBC reportedly expects the global volumes of private placements to surge 60% from 2017 to hit $7.7 trillion by 2022. HSBC to help investors track securities on private markets in real-timeSpecifically, the Digital Vault platform will purportedly allow investors to track securities bought on private markets in real-time.
Private placement in the crypto and blockchain industriesPrivate placements are funding rounds of securities which are sold not through a public offering, but through a private offering. Private placement is considered to be an option to an initial public offering for a company looking to raise capital for expansion. In July 2019, American digital asset management fund Grayscale Investments resumed private placement of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust shares, allowing investors to put money in Bitcoin using a traditional investment structure.
The Trust private placement is offered on a periodic basis throughout the year to accredited investors for daily subscription. Previously, South Korea's messaging app operator Kakao Corp. revealed its plans to offer a private placement to attract investors to develop their blockchain subsidiary.
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