Siemens Issues Blockchain Digital Bond in Compliance with Germany’s Electronic Securities Act
The German multinational firm Siemens AG is the recent industrial titan to digitize bonds using blockchain technology. According to a press statement issued by the Munich-headquartered business on Tuesday, the bond was formed on a “public blockchain” in line with Germany’s Electronic Securities Act.
Corporate Treasurer of Siemens AG Peter Rathgeb stated that blockchain enables the corporation to perform trades “much quicker and more effectively than earlier while issuing bonds.”
In the paper, Siemens did not indicate which blockchain was utilized to issue bonds. According to the investigation, the assets were sold straightaway to investors, bypassing approved central securities depositories.
The bond was filed by Hauck Aufhauser Lampe Privatbank AG, while DekaBank, DZ Bank, and Union Investment made commitments. As per Siemens, the bond will mature in one year and is currently worth €60 million.