Doing things our own way

Ground-breaking technology for the equity market

To change the financial services sector, we needed to do things differently. We couldn’t innovate with existing technology; we had to Own the change.

 

The Own blockchain

When we founded Own, it quickly became clear that we couldn’t achieve our vision with someone else’s technology. That’s why we built our own blockchain for the financial services industry.

It's a world-first; a dual blockchain comprising public and private equity data. Our private blockchain stores sensitive data on a separate network to public data, with oracles that enable communication between the networks. This adds an extra layer of protection and ensures that transaction performance won’t become compromised as our investor network grows.

 

 

The benefits of using our Own blockchain

  • Quick transactions – no competing for resources with companies from other sectors.
     
  • Ready for innovation – designed to develop new financial products and services.
     
  • Highly scalable – rapid development potential and limitless room for growth. 
     
  • Cost controlled – Own’s currency isn’t influenced by general market fluctuations.
     
  • Incredibly secure – sensitive business data is stored on a separate private network.
     
  • Open source – talented developers can build on our public blockchain.

 


 

Asset tokenization

The decision to build our Own blockchain was driven by a desire to innovate the equity market. 

Every blockchain is powered by tokens; traditional assets that have been converted into a digital format. While most general purpose blockchains turn these tokens into currency, we use them to represent shares – creating new growth opportunities for financial services organisations.

The system works by converting the rights to an asset into a digital token, which is then uploaded to the blockchain, creating a permanent record.

Plus, because the asset has been tokenised, companies don’t have to sell shares by the token; investors can take advantage of fractional shares, which can open up a new world of investment opportunities.

 

The benefits of asset tokenization

  • More efficient transactions with reduced fees.
     
  • Attract new investors by offering fractional token shares.
     
  • Direct opportunity to sell to customers – you don’t have to put your trust in middlemen.
     
  • Secure contracts between all parties that cannot be tampered with.
     
  • Single source of truth thanks to blockchain’s decentralised ledgering system.
     
  • Innovative investor engagement opportunities as you analyse data and use it to target communications.