The Hamburg-based fintech company Exporo has concluded a cooperation with the custodian for digital securities and cryptocurrencies Tangany for its digital and blockchain-based investment platform. Exporo is now offering its investors free custody of their digital assets through one of the market leaders in Germany, using a tailor-made blockchain infrastructure provided by Tangany.
After public interest in cryptocurrencies and the technology behind them has risen sharply over the past few months, the transaction volumes and the associated transaction costs on the Ethereum blockchain used by Exporo have increased significantly. In a joint initiative, a solution was developed that enables secure and efficient custody of digital securities within the Exporo platform for the entire term – the securities will continue to be stored via the Ethereum blockchain while a separate private blockchain is used for settlement.
Tangany is a German crypto custodian whose service has been used by companies and institutions for various use cases as a white label solution since 2018. The focus is on tokenization projects, institutional investors and asset managers as well as crypto services.
“Based on the experience from 49 issues of digital securities with a total volume of almost € 160 million for our two products Exporo Financing and Exporo Inventory, we worked with Tangany to set up the ideal custody solution for the existing and future projects on our platform. We are pleased to have a very competent partner for safe custody and a reliable blockchain infrastructure at our side in Tangany, ”said Greta Gaumert, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer at Exporo.
Martin Kreitmair, Managing Director of Tangany GmbH, adds: “Exporo is one – or even the – leading provider of tokenized assets in Germany. It’s great to see that our solution is also of great benefit to a product that has already been developed like Exporo’s. “
The Hamburg fintech company Exporo is Germany’s leading platform for digital real estate investments. For this purpose, Exporo pools the capital of many private investors, who can easily and directly invest in real estate online via the Exporo platform. Private investors can invest amounts from one euro in selected real estate projects. You have the choice between two complementary product categories. With the “Exporo portfolio” product, investors have the opportunity to invest in rented properties and – like an owner – benefit from the rental income and the increase in value. Exporo now holds more than 250 million euros in assets under management. With the second product, “Exporo Financing”, investors finance real estate projects from professional project developers and receive attractive returns in return. A team of experienced real estate experts acquires and analyzes hundreds of properties and project developments every year. Since it was founded in November 2014, over 750 million euros have been brokered digitally.
At Tangany we value partnership and collaboration as valuable goods and the foundation of our success. This is why we are building a focused and comprehensive partnership and client network in Europe and beyond. On a regular basis, we want to highlight one of our partners and ask some questions in our interview format.
Kindly introduce yourself and describe your blockchain journey.
My name is Freddy Zwanzger, Co-Founder & Chief Data Officer at Anyblock Analytics GmbH (https://www.anyblockanalytics.com/) and responsible for Product Development, Marketing & Data Science.
Prior to founding my latest venture, I worked for more than 20 years as a business unit manager in various digital agencies for SMEs and corporates and helped to scale them.
Since 2015, I am excited about the potential of blockchains for various aspects of life and around the globe also deeply believing that data insights will be a crucial element to adoption. I was introduced to Ethereum by my co-founder Peter over dinner and subsequently fell down the rabbit hole as a hobby before making it my day job in spring 2018.
Describe your company and business case – what product/service are you offering to the blockchain ecosystem and your clients?
The Anyblock Index data platform enables cross-chain and real-time blockchain analytics, alerting, and application monitoring on any public Ethereum blockchain as well as private enterprise networks.
Are you more focused on crypto or tokenization use cases?
Neither. We are focused on blockchain technology both in the sense of infrastructure and data insights.
Kindly describe your client base (B2C, B2B or B2B2X).
In which regions (Europe, Asia, USA) are you offering your services?
Please share details about your partnership with Tangany.
Freddy met Martin at a blockchain conference in Frankfurt and over the following months exchanged ideas about business ideas and startup life in general. This later led to Tangany using Anyblock infrastructure as a client, with an ever-expanding set of services used and the announcement of a partnership.
What issues did you solve by using the Tangany Custody Suite?
Not applicable as the interviewee is a supplier.
What services next to custody do you see as relevant in the future?
All fundamental infrastructure will be offered by professional blockchain service providers like Tangany or Anyblock. Be it basic blockchain access via RPC nodes, data abstraction or alerting on the technology side, or all financial aspects with regards to cryptocurrencies, such as wallets, custody, staking, tokenization, etc.
What are you most excited about (Tokenization, Web 3.0, DeFi, Interoperability, Liquidity, Farming, Layer 1/2/3, SSI, NFT, etc.)?
All of the above! And out of the experience, I think we are just getting started, both with these big topics, and completely new emerging ones. I just love the speed of innovation, the openness particularly of the Ethereum community, and the ability to build on each other’s work. Even though obviously one has to be aware of the risks of “money legos” as well.
Next steps / Roadmap?
We are growing rapidly and hiring for both business and technical roles! This is to get into the growth phase for our Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions (RPC, data, alerting) and scaling our Machine-2-Machine / Generalized Mining business. There we plan to add a number of new networks besides the ecosystems we are already serving (EnergyWeb Chain, xDAI, Chainlink, TheGraph) and continually provide value with data tools for their users.
What are you looking for (funding, talent, network, sales etc.)?
We want to double our staff and add 10-12 people to our all-remote team by the end of the year 2021. Check out our open positions at https://www.anyblockanalytics.com/careers/! Besides the tech team, we are currently looking for experienced technical writers and a social media manager. And if you are interested in blockchain software as a service as a user for RPC, data, or alerting: sign up for a free trial here in just 10 seconds: https://account.anyblock.tools/auth/signup/.
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DigiShares and Tangany enters into a partnership such that DigiShares can offer Tangany’s white-label custody solution to its customers.
DigiShares provides a leading white-label tokenization solution for real estate and other assets that is offered to real estate developers and asset managers in order to digitize and automate their processes related to financing, corporate management, and trading of their assets. As part of the process, DigiShares’ white-label partners will issue security tokens backed by the underlying assets. These security tokens can now be kept in safe custody with Tangany.
Tangany is a German crypto custodian whose service has been used by corporates and institutions for various use cases as a white-label solution since 2018. This mainly focuses on tokenization projects, institutional investors and asset managers such as crypto services. The company is preliminarily regulated as a German crypto custodian under § 64y KwG (German Banking Act). The Custody Suite, which is used by more than 25 clients, offers highly flexible solutions for different business cases. Be it for the safekeeping of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or for the issuance of security tokens.
The benefit of Tangany’s solution is obvious for Claus Skaaning, CEO of DigiShares A/S: “Tangany is among the European market-leaders for custody of tokenized assets. So, we are very happy to announce this collaboration and are looking forward to many joint tokenization projects.”
Martin Kreitmair, Managing Director of Tangany GmbH, adds: “Tokenization is one of our target markets. It’s great to work close with Mr. Skaaning and his team and to provide our tech solution for their projects. We view DigiShares as one of the leading providers of white-label tokenization platforms.”
DigiShares aims to launch the first project on Tangany’s custody platform within the next few weeks.
About DigiShares A/S
DigiShares provides white label solutions for security token issuance, corporate management, and trading. We work with real estate developers, asset managers, and investment fund managers who are interested in more efficient ways of raising capital and managing investors in their fund or project. Through the DigiShares platform, company shares and other assets can be digitized and issued as tokens on the blockchain. Tokenization offers the benefit of immediate settlement, round-the-clock trading, increased access to international investors, complete transparency, and increased liquidity.
Claus Skaaning, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Tangany GmbH
Tangany is a white label custodian for digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Security Tokens. This service has been offered since 2018 at the highest technical level and always in compliance with the regulation. Tangany specializes in finance, tokenization, and crypto markets. The product is being used by more than 25 clients from the named sectors. The company was recently awarded the prestigious FinTech Germany Award 2020.
Martin Kreitmair, email@example.com, +49 (0)89 9982095-70