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The New Clearing House for the Digital Age

As an independent central counterparty, ClearToken will establish trusted risk management infrastructure in digital markets.

ClearToken will:

equip digital markets with critical and trusted risk management infrastructure
enable widespread institutional adoption of digital assets
empower competitive, secure and efficient markets for major digital asset classes
enable successful trading and settlement of digital asset transactions 24/7

Digital Assets are Missing Essential Market Structure

No CCPs have emerged for Digital Assets. Most transactions in Digital Assets take place without any means for cash and assets to be delivered simultaneously and risk is associated with every individual transaction.

Institutions’ participation in Digital Asset markets are inhibited by prudential rules and by being subject to conduct rules and other restrictions to which their CeFi & DeFi competitors are not. This will only change if there are mechanisms to solve for risk management and guaranteed settlement of assets.

For institutional investors to gain confidence in the new asset class, collateral management, counterparty and settlement risks issues must be resolved.

ClearToken Will Provide a Critical Missing Piece

CCPs have enabled significant growth of markets by facilitating trading, providing the means for financing, collateral management, ensuring delivery of assets. This is a model that is sustainable and required in Digital Assets.

CCPs mutualize risk across market participants and provide a means for cash, assets and derivative obligations to change hands simultaneously, guaranteeing settlement for both parties.

ClearToken will provide a solution to the one of the biggest challenges to the institutional uptake of digital asset trading.

ClearToken in the Media

We are very pleased to announce that ClearToken has been awarded a place to participate in Fuse by A&O Shearman; a highly competitive innovation incubator specialising in LegalTech and digital assets. ClearToken is proud to have been selected for the final 10 from 80 key client nominations for the digital assets stream.

Growth of digital assets that will drive the future for finance is not just about new technology and cryptocurrencies; realizing potential depends upon the legal and regulatory structures that must evolve to support and legitimise new opportunities. Participating in Fuse perfectly places ClearToken to benefit from the support Fuse provides and a deep knowledge exchange about digital assets with A&O Shearman’s lawyers and clients in support of our common goal of influencing this quickly evolving space.

We're excited to share our first introductory video! Our short explainer highlights key problems currently facing the market, simplifies the benefits of centralised clearing and the visualises core concepts of novation and net settlement. We hope you enjoy it and find it useful.

Finery Markets dives into the rapid adoption by the digital assets market of some of the best practices from traditional finance and the indispensable role of centralised clearing in the space with ClearToken CEO, Benjamin Santos-Stephens.