Vancouver, B.C. – February 26, 2019 – iComply Investor Services (“iComply”), a regulatory technology firm offering software that automates global compliance requirements for digital assets, is announcing that it will be releasing integrations for Hedera Hashgraph, a public, distributed ledger platform.
This will include integrations for both iComply’s Prefacto trade management protocol and iComplyKYC product. These integrations will make it easy for developers to implement banking-grade governance, risk, and compliance programs globally. This will also enable financial institutions to adopt and benefit from decentralization.
“For Hedera developers, this means that investors, both corporations and individuals, can be quickly screened and onboarded,” said iComply CEO, Matthew Unger. “Further, globally compliant digital assets such as equity, debt, derivatives, or utility tokens can be created and issued in minutes and have their compliance automatically managed throughout the life of the asset.”
Hedera Hashgraph is a public distributed ledger for building decentralized applications that is recognized for being fast and secure.
“Hedera’s speed and security make it a powerful tool for use in global capital markets. Even with scaling layers, Ethereum’s current speed of 15 transactions per second cannot handle public market transaction volumes,” said Matthew Unger, CEO of iComply.
According to 2017 World Bank data, the U.S. capital markets alone perform 40 billion daily transactions, requiring over 230 billion compliance recordings each day.
Anyone issuing digital securities – including hedge funds, securities exchanges, and financial institutions – using Hedera Hashgraph and iComply will benefit from iComply’s banking-grade compliance, risk, and intelligence tools paired with Hedera’s security and speed.
“We are excited that iComply has chosen to integrate their services with Hedera and give our community access to banking-grade compliance, risk, and financial intelligence data,” said Jordan Fried, VP of Global Business Development at Hedera Hashgraph. “Further, this will allow us to better serve financial institutions, and enable a broader range of institutional grade applications to be built, to streamline and reduce operating costs in financial services.”
iComply’s award-winning products enable investor onboarding in seconds, while ensuring adherence to local regulatory standards with its robust, global KYC and BSA solution. Securities issuers, dealers, and fund managers can automatically populate, track, and account for every investor, document, and transaction for the life of a client, reducing human error and costs by up to 98%.
iComply is the trusted compliance partner for asset tokenization and securitization to 64 leading legal, accounting, and advisory firms spanning 84 countries.
“From an enterprise financial services perspective, Hedera Hashgraph and iComply are a powerful combination of high performance, secure, and autonomous record keeping and reporting for public markets,” added Unger. “As the race to institutionalize blockchain continues, this integration will enable iComply to meet the cybersecurity and performance demands of even the highest volume securities exchanges and tier-one financial institutions.”
About iComply Investor Services Inc.
iComply Investor Services Inc. (iComply) is an award-winning software company focused on reducing regulatory friction in the capital markets. With powerful data, verification, tokenization solutions, iComply helps companies overcome the cost and complexity of multi-jurisdictional compliance to effectively access new markets. Learn more: iComplyIS.com
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