DigiFT Launches Groundbreaking U.S. Treasury Token on Regulated DEX
DigiFT, a security token decentralized exchange (DEX) operating under the regulatory oversight of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) FinTech Regulatory Sandbox, has announced a pioneering leap in the world of blockchain finance. The introduction of the DigiFT U.S. Treasury Token, abbreviated as “DUST,” marks a historic moment as the first-ever U.S. Treasury token to reside on a public blockchain. This groundbreaking initiative opens new avenues for accredited and institutional investors, offering an on-chain pathway to invest in U.S. Treasuries while upholding strict compliance standards.
DUST’s Unprecedented Approach
DUST stands apart from other tokenized treasuries due to its robust regulatory foundation. Unlike its counterparts, DUST presents a legitimate avenue for investors to participate in U.S. Treasuries with a predetermined maturity date, scheduled for December 31, 2023. A notable feature is the flexibility it offers investors, allowing investment using fiat currency (U.S. Dollar) or stablecoins (USD Coin), with a remarkably low minimum investment requirement of just 1 USD/USDC.
Henry Zhang, CEO of DigiFT, elaborated on the significance of this launch, stating, “The introduction of the DigiFT U.S. Treasury Token highlights our commitment to harmonizing the strengths of decentralized finance (DeFi) with the reliability of traditional yield structures. Serving as the pioneering fully compliant U.S. Treasury Token on a decentralized exchange, DUST ushers in a new era of possibilities for investors, enabling them to explore on-chain tokenized real-world assets (RWAs) with unparalleled transparency. This is further reinforced by robust institutional-grade risk management mechanisms.”
DUST’s Role in the DigiFT Ecosystem
DUST represents the third flagship offering from DigiFT, an entity that has garnered recognition for bridging the gap between DeFi and real-world assets through a regulated framework. DUST’s innovative approach supports same-day settlement for investments below USD 50,000, provided there is sufficient liquidity.
Mr. Zhang further emphasized, “Our vision revolves around the tokenization of real-world assets as a cornerstone of future investments. DUST, through its compliance-focused features, is poised to play a pivotal role in driving the widespread adoption of digital tokens. Capitalizing on our unique status as a regulatory-compliant DEX, we are enthusiastic about expanding the portfolio of on-chain real-world assets while pioneering innovative, compliant solutions for investors.”
Red Cedar Digital Pte. Ltd., an affiliate of DigiFT, is responsible for issuing the DUST token, which boasts a Yield to Maturity (YTM) of 5.40% as of August 3, 2023.
DigiFT: Fostering Innovation at the Nexus of Security Tokens and Blockchain
As the inaugural security token DEX within the Singapore MAS FinTech Regulatory Sandbox, DigiFT operates seamlessly on the Ethereum blockchain, offering asset holders the ability to create blockchain-based security tokens. Through its Automatic Market Maker system, traders benefit from continuous liquidity. DigiFT’s founding team comprises seasoned finance and fintech experts, drawing from illustrious backgrounds including Goldman Sachs, UBS, Citibank, and Morgan Stanley. The team’s deep-rooted blockchain expertise and track record in developing digital asset products underscore their commitment to driving progress in the digital finance landscape.