Use Cases

Tezos’ concise smart contracts written in Michelson are fantastic at catching bugs and hence precisely suited to execute financial contracts. Tezos was designed with security in mind, making it well suited for tokenizing real world assets and digital money. Here are some use cases that are uniquely suitable for Tezos:

Finance Institutions

What makes Tezos so unique is its on-chain governance which obsoletes forking. Forking is where there is a divergence in the perspective of the state of the blockchain, which often results in a divided community. This could be devastating for financial institutions as crypto assets are divided into warring rival coins.

Tezos smart contracts are highly conducive for blockchain-based finanical transactions. Its smart contracts programming language, Michelson, a functional language that allows for formal verification is essential for the high level of assurance and accuracy required in executing financial transactions.

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With globalization and the increasing amounts of cross-jurisdictional transactions happening throughout the world, old forms of intermediaries such as courts and paperwork would not be the most efficient way of keeping track of all kinds of transactions taking place. Particularly, in peer-to-peer marketplaces, transactional insecurities are high and hence its more crucial that we have solutions that could mitigate some of these risks.

Here is where smart contracts platforms like Tezos come into play. Smart contracts built on Tezos not only allows us to make credible commitments to one another but radically expand the type of transactions that we can make.

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Security Token Offerings (STOs)

A security token represents the ownership information of the investment product recorded on a blockchain. The intention of an STO is to offer an investment contract under securities law. When you invest in traditional stocks, for example, ownership information is written on a document and issused as a digital certificate. For STOs, it’s the same process, but recorded on a blockchain and issued as a token.

STOs allows for fractional ownership of an underlying asset and the ability to trade 24/7 brings in additional liquidity to the market. STOs have to comply with securities law, hence enforcing transparency and accountability. Smart contracts reduce the reliance on lawyers, while blockchain reduces the need for paperwork, making it a lot cheaper than traditional IPOs.

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