In Italy, we are witnessing a coming together between blockchain and traditional finance, as shown by the Italian government’s approval of a new decree-law for the issuance of ‘tokenized’ shares and bonds.
In other words, these financial instruments will be able to be digitally represented through tokens and will be subject to new rules for their issuance and trading. This initiative is in line with the provisions of EU Regulation 2022/858, which requires member states to publish national regulations for the implementation of blockchain-based market infrastructures.
What financial securities will be tokenized?
The decree law will allow the issuance, trading, and regulation of securities in the form of tokens, including:
- Debt securities issued by limited liability companies
What are the objectives of the decree?
According to analysts, the decree-law aims to achieve four main objectives:
- Introduce technological innovation also in the field of regulation.
- Make DLT market infrastructures interoperable with those of the traditional financial system.
- Allow SMEs to issue debt instruments directly on the blockchain.
- Moving investments in the crypto world to a circuit closer to the traditional financial one.
The introduction of a body of rules for the launch and development of security tokens is an absolute novelty and a turning point for Italy. This will also enable the development of multiple applications stemming from these technological innovations, which can benefit the SME market in numerous sectors.
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