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Figure Launches New Digital Fund Services Products For Investment Firms On Blockchain

Figure Technologies, the San Francisco-based financial technology company, has launched its new digital fund services products for investment firms on a blockchain.

It has been reported in a statement that the company used the Provenance blockchain and aims to use the technology to automate much of the paper-based processes in fundraising and fund management.

Services include capital raising, investor onboarding, know-your-customer, anti-money laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act activities, digital subscriptions, capital calls, and transfer agents.

Figure Technologies releases blockchain-based fund services products — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) September 19, 2020

Mike Cagney, the co-founder and CEO of Figure, said the idea is to allow investment funds to focus on their core strength and investing.

He added:

“Figure’s Digital Fund Services offering is the first end-to-end blockchain solution that combines tools for digital fundraising and ongoing fund management with a primary marketplace for raising capital and a future secondary marketplace for trading fund interests.”

However, Figure also announced that venture capital fund Friends & Family Capital II is its first investment firm partner to use its blockchain services.

Figure said that the fund also wants to leverage these services for a “fully digital secondary trading of fund interests” and settle in almost real-time at T+0 with no counterparty risks and lower transaction costs.

Thus, the company also has a blockchain-based marketplace for buying and selling loans.

Source: Cointelegraph | Image: AiThority



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