Due to a single international securities identification number (ISIN) for the digital bond ("single-ISIN solution") , the handling of digital bonds is greatly simplified as there is no longer a need for a "twin bond" in the traditional world. This leads to the greatest possible market reach for native digital bond issuances. The connection of the digital financial market infrastructure with the traditional financial market infrastructure facilitates the transition phase for market participants into the new world of digital assets.

David Newns, Head SIX Digital Exchange: “The first example of an issuance of the dual-listed bond illustrates both the increasing attractiveness of issuing digital securities on SIX Digital Exchange as well as representing a significant step forward in the evolution of the SDX platform. The dual-listed, natively digital bond, developed in close cooperation with SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX SIS simplifies the digital bond issuance process on SDX whilst simultaneously maximizing market reach through the connectivity between SDX’s blockchain based platform and SIX’s traditional infrastructure. The dual-listed digital bond in effect establishes a migration path for the market to move from issuing traditional securities to issuing natively digital securities on fully regulated blockchain based financial markets infrastructure.”

For more details, please also see the UBS media release.

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