SharesPost, a private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research provider, announced on Thursday SharesPost Alternative Trading System executed a secondary transaction in the “BCAP” security tokens issued by Blockchain Capital, the pioneer and premier venture capital firm focused exclusively on the blockchain technology sector. SharesPost reported that as a result of the transaction, it has become the first marketplace to enable both secondary trading and custody of digital securities.
“This is an important milestone for the digital securities ecosystem. Now companies can efficiently raise capital and provide liquidity globally by leveraging blockchain technology in a way that complies with securities laws. We are very excited to be connecting the more than 50,000 institutional and individual accredited investors using the SharesPost marketplace with companies and funds like Blockchain Capital that are leading the way. We believe that over time digital securities will join preferred and common stock as the mainstays of the private capital market.”
Blockchain Capital Co-founder and Managing Partner, Bart Stephens, added:
“We are pleased to announce trading of the BCAP token on the SharesPost platform. SharesPost is unique in its support of private companies and funds because they offer a comprehensive platform on which our investors can interact to enable liquidity. SharesPost has traditionally endeavored to provide the Investor community with a wide variety of information, data and analysis on issuers and assets. We’re hopeful that their platform will be a resource to our investors and allow us to deepen our relationship with them over time.”
Accredited investors may now trade digital securities and custody them in online brokerage accounts on the SharesPost Marketplace.