Published on: April 8th, 2021 • Duration: 55 minutes
Douglas Borthwick, chief marketing officer and business development at INX, joins Ash Bennington, Real Vision senior editor, to discuss securities as digital assets, regulations and their benefits, and the knowledge gaps between traditional and crypto investors. Borthwick explains that tokenizing assets would allow them to be more liquid—for example, tokenizing a family business would enable its stakeholders to split up the business and sell their portions of it seamlessly. Borthwick also shares his observations about traditional and crypto investors, initially believing that there wasn’t much of a difference between the two until INX did their IPO. After this, he realized that there is a significant education difference between them. To Borthwick, it seems like traditional investors have a stronger understanding of securities laws while their knowledge of crypto is lacking and crypto investors have a weaker grasp on securities but are strong in technology. Filmed on March 31, 2021.
Key Learnings: As the worlds of crypto and traditional finance begin to merge, a lot of education is needed for both groups to understand each other and how they will work together. For example, tokenization can help reduce some of the frictions of traditional finance such as more readily enabling liquidity for certain assets that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.