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SDAX and SGPMX collaborate to expand choices for exchange participants

  • SDAX will leverage SGPMX’s capabilities as a custodian for physical assets
  • Both parties to jointly develop tokenised physical bullion trading on SDAX’s platform
  • Qualified investors set to be able to use fractionalised physical gold and silver for trade settlement on SDAX
  • SGPMX to explore the development of physical bullion linked indices to be tokenised and traded on SDAX’s platform

(L-R): SDAX Chief Financial Officer Yun Chee Keen, SGPMX Chief Executive Officer and Founder Victor Foo, SDAX Executive Director Jayaprakash Jagateesan and SDAX Deputy Chairman Tan Chong Huat

Singapore, 2 March 2021 – Digiassets Exchange (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (“SDAX”) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with Singapore Precious Metals Exchange Pte. Ltd. (“SGPMX”) to promote greater collaboration between both exchanges under a partnership framework that will deliver more choices and new investment opportunities for investors. 

SDAX Deputy Chairman, Mr Tan Chong Huat, said, “As a digital asset exchange, we are constantly exploring ways to open new possibilities beyond the offerings of traditional exchanges. SDAX will gradually expand to include new products and asset classes and our collaboration with SGPMX reflects our commitment to offer investment opportunities in precious metals and more.” 

Under the MoU, both SDAX and SGPMX will establish what is set to be Singapore’s first digital token for physical bullion trading. The token will be listed and traded on SDAX, which may enhance price discovery and access to physical bullion investment opportunities.

Furthermore, SGPMX will explore the development of indices tied to physical bullion products to be tokenised, listed and traded on SDAX’s exchange. 

The collaboration between both exchanges will also focus on enabling the use of fractionalised physical gold and silver for trade settlement on SDAX’s exchange. 

SGPMX Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Mr Victor Foo, said, “The universal appeal of physical gold and silver as an asset and store of value complements the use of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies for digital asset investors. The mutually beneficial partnership between SDAX and SGPMX will ensure individuals, traders and institutions on both platforms will have access to more choices to suit their needs.” 

The partnership will also see SDAX leveraging SGPMX’s secure storage and custody facilities at Le Freeport for the underlying physical assets of digital securities listed on SDAX’s platform. 

Following SDAX’s recent Approval-in-Principle from the Monetary Authority of Singapore for its Recognised Market Operator licence, the digital asset exchange has stepped up efforts to grow its ecosystem of partners, including deal originators, market makers and liquidity partners, to strengthen its offering for accredited and institutional investors from around the world. 

About SDAX
Based in Singapore, SDAX is a regulated digital asset exchange which uses blockchain technology to simplify and speed up traditional exchange processes. SDAX enables the listing and trading of asset-backed securities with a platform tailored for global asset owners, accredited investors and institutional investors.

SDAX unlocks access to unique investment opportunities and new sources of liquidity. Backed by a strong team with a proven track record, SDAX has a network of partners to deliver a seamless experience for issuers and investors on the platform.

SDAX aims to be the platform of choice for accredited and institutional investors by maintaining the highest security, compliance, reliability and resiliency standards with longer trading hours and faster settlement.

SGPMX provides its global members an environment to diversify and preserve their wealth into physical bullion. Headquartered out of the highly secure storage facility at Le Freeport Singapore, SGPMX’s members can monetise their bullion in storage via its peer-to-peer trading platform.

SGPMX also provides a number of bespoke services including jewellery and bullion swaps, bullion transfers, secure logistics, and bullion collateralisation/loans via its lending partners. Over the last decade, SGPMX has built a robust and secure foundation where transaction execution is seamless, secure and private.

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