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Bitcoin Capital Series Launch: Exploring Bitcoin’s Role in the Institutional Landscape 

SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR – February 28 ,2024 – Bitfinex Securities El Salvador S.A. de C.V., the leading securities token platform, is pleased to announce, in collaboration with Blockstream, the launch of “Bitcoin Capital,” a groundbreaking live-stream series focused on the transformative role of Bitcoin in the institutional landscape.

The inaugural episode, which aired live on February 27, 2024, featured Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream, and Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex Securities. Both are recognized for their significant contributions to integrating cryptocurrency within traditional financial frameworks and pioneering Bitcoin layer-2 technologies. The discussion, moderated by Jesse Knutson, Head of Operations at Bitfinex Securities, discussed how the burgeoning tokenized securities market could act as a catalyst to broaden institutional Bitcoin adoption​​.

Key topics discussed included:

  • The integration of blockchain technology in reshaping traditional financial systems, and the synergy between Bitcoin’s innovation and traditional finance. 
  • The benefits of tokenization for both issuers and investors, the role of regulatory compliance in the evolving landscape, and the significance of Bitcoin in contemporary finance, highlighting new perspectives on the future of finance.

Paolo Ardoino,  CTO of Bitfinex Securities highlighted the stagnation in finance trading over the past decades and how blockchain is set to revolutionise this space. He stated: “For 40 years, finance trading has been relying on the same transport and settlement layers. Blockchain is going to completely erase that technical debt and bring it to fruition. With the development of Blockstream in this area, we can say it’s the most modern solution to bring digital assets, tokenized securities, tokenized bonds, stocks, funds, shares of funds into 2024″​​

“Yesterday’s launch of ‘Bitcoin Capital’ alongside leading digital assets platform Bitfinex Securities marks the latest milestone in our journey to convey the benefits of blockchain technology, tokenization and—specifically— the Liquid Network to the world of traditional finance,” said Adam Back, co-founder and CEO of Blockstream. “As institutional interest in Bitcoin gathers pace, we look forward to expanding on this engagement with a diverse array of financial professionals and industry leaders to explore the profound impact these innovations can have on redefining efficiency across global capital markets in the digital age.”

Jesse Knutson,  Head of operations of Bitfinex Securities reflected on the global impact of these financial changes. He observed, “The transformation of traditional money and markets is undeniable. As countries like El Salvador and Kazakhstan start attracting wealth, regulators will have to play catch up, similar to the Bitcoin ETF story. Initially met with scepticism, but eventually leading to a widespread adoption rush”​​.

The event was live streamed  simultaneously on X, Linkedin and Youtube by Bitfinex Securities and Blockstream at 11:00 am EST (4:00 pm UTC),  and drew a wide audience eager to gain insights into how Bitcoin is reshaping our financial systems. The live stream can still be accessed here for those who missed the live broadcast​

About Bitfinex Securities

Founded in 2021, Bitfinex Securities seeks to apply the technological benefits of the digital asset industry to global capital markets. Through the facilitation of real-time settlement, 24/7/365 trading, access to global liquidity, and the ability to self-custody assets, Bitfinex Securities allows for more efficient, cheaper, and easier interactions between investors and issuers.

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