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IOTA's Dominik Schiener Discloses His Second Major Strategic Bet

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 15:41
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Vladislav Sopov
Chairman and co-founder of IOTA Foundation, Dominik Schiener, shared that he owns a stake in German fintech startup credX. Which segment does it address?
IOTA's Dominik Schiener Discloses His Second Major Strategic Bet
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Entrepreneur and investor Domink Schiener, co-founder and chairman of IOTA Foundation, explained why he decided to obtain a stake in the credX fintech startupand why it might be crucial for IOTA.

Dominik Schiener holds 10 percent stake in fintech startup credX

Mr. Schiener has taken to Twitter to disclose his second strategic bet since 2019. He owns 10 percent of credX, a BaFin-regulated broker that addresses the sphere of digital marketplaces and bridges traditional and digital finances.

IOTA's Schiener buys 10 per cent stake in CredX
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According to a statement shared with U.Today, credX will also be supported by Mr. Schiener's expertise in distributed ledger technology solutions.

Primarily, credX is well known for its digital frameworks designed to ease the process of B2B fundraisingespecially in the real estate segment.

Now credX is laser-focused on accomplishing its next ambitious milestone, namely, the full-stack digital marketplace for real-world assets. That is how the credX team is going to merge digital instruments and opportunities with "off-chain" liquidity. Mr. Schiener added that credX-powered instruments are already able to facilitate €100+ million deals.

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Tokenized assets can be involved in IOTA-powered decentralized financial protocols (DeFis). In a nutshell, according to Mr. Schiener, credX will build a bridge between traditional finances and IOTA.

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