ABE is a global exchange for tokenized assets. Blending new distributed ledger technology and traditional financial exchange technology, ABE combines the security and reliability of traditional exchanges with the cost savings of distributed ledgers. The ABE exchange uses a unique adaptive auction technology to deliver direct access to global capital markets for 90% less cost and dramatically increased transparency.
Part of building a better exchange is making it safer. While many unlicensed crypto ‘exchanges’ have been hacked with resulting loss to investors, ABE has partnered with global custodians to create a path for regular brokerages and investment management platforms to safely and easily hold tokenized investment instruments.
- Financial inclusion and regulatory compliance are ABE’s highest values. We are committed to connecting all investors with a world of opportunity.
- ABE partners with brokerages, banks, and investment firms to deliver market access to the European Union, US, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
- We have worked closely with regulators to make sure what we are offering is compliant and legal.
- With a single compliant registration, ABE enables an STO issuer to connect with billions of investors in Europe, the US, and Asia.
- ABE is the only exchange that allows issuers to control the frequency and structure of their secondary market trading.
- ABE is open-protocol, and partners with issuers and protocol firms to create the most efficient and productive token offering, whether it is a tokenized stock, bond, REIT, or other asset.
We also know that markets are made and do not happen magically. We partner with liquidity providers to optimize order transparency and pricing stability.
The main advantage of the new Atlanta-based exchange will be its network of branches in different jurisdictions, the key one being Malta. The Maltese subsidiary is now in the process of obtaining an exchange license that will allow it to list various assets, including tokens, stocks, bonds and “most legacy financial instruments,” supporting trading 24 hours a day.
Other branches, ABE Americas and ABE Asia, will offer the tokens listed in Malta in the form of depositary receipts (DRs).
In the U.S., the ADRs will trade on ABE Americas, an alternative trading system (ATS) subject to lighter regulation than national securities exchanges — the company has applied for an ATS license from the SEC, Pigott said. Likewise, ABE Asia will hold licenses “similar to the ATS authorization”: a recognized market operator in Singapore, an ATS in Hong Kong, and a proprietary trading system in Tokyo.