January 10, 2023
Mumbai — 10 January 2023 — Decimal Point Analytics (DPA), one of India’s most trusted and reliable research and data analytics companies for the financial market, today announced the receipt of an esteemed grant of up to USD 750,000 from The Hashgraph Association (THA).
The Hashgraph Association is an independent and non-profit organization headquartered in Switzerland, established to facilitate the development of a vibrant and innovative ecosystem for startups, enterprises, and government institutions around the world using the Hedera network. Hedera is the fastest, greenest, and most cost-efficient enterprise-grade public DLT network, which is governed by the world’s leading organisations and include abrdn, Avery Dennison, Boeing, Chainlink, Dentons, Deutsche Telekom, Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), DLA Piper, EDF, eftpos, FIS (WorldPay), Google, IBM, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), LG Electronics, Magalu, Nomura Holdings, ServiceNow, Shinhan Bank, Standard Bank, Swirlds Labs, Tata, Ubisoft, University College London (UCL), Wipro, and Zain Group.
DPA has received an in-principle approval from the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) – the omnibus regulator of the financial SEZ at Gift City, Gujarat in India – to launch tokenization products within its sandbox environment. DPA will be utilizing the grant funding to build a first-of-its-kind digital assets platform in India for the regulatory compliant issuance of digital assets and tokenized solutions for financial markets – powered by Hedera.
Speaking on the grant Mr. Shailesh Dhuri, CEO of Decimal Point Analytics, said, “Asset tokenisation is at a fairly nascent stage of development here in India but is definitely the future as far as the finance market goes. With internet penetration on the rise, the number of Indians investing in digital assets has risen considerably over the last two years. With asset tokenization, we can enable many investors to allocate their funds in smaller quantities across multiple asset classes, and that too in a safe and secured manner. India is in a growth phase and the country is making huge investments in everything from road, rail, port, health, renewables, power distribution, EV charging networks, tourism, space, geotagging to massive next generation data centres. Tokenization of these newly built government infrastructure assets will create new asset classes, which are stable in value and offer an immediate market size in excess of $100 billion.”
Kamal Youssefi, President of The Hashgraph Association, said, “We are excited to facilitate the development of DPA’s sandbox-licensed project, which will spur important adoption in the Indian market. Hedera has long been the network of choice for tokenization use cases, a niche fuelled by its powerful Hedera Token Service, which allows developers and enterprises to deploy fungible and non-fungible tokens, platforms, and marketplaces on the network. Looking ahead, The Hashgraph Association will continue to collaborate with and empower such projects of all sizes and stages as they build innovative use cases on the Hedera network.”
In close collaboration with Swiss Digital Assets Institute (SDAI) – a professional training and innovation company backed by the Swiss Government (Canton Schwyz) and responsible for delivering the Hashgraph Innovation Program, DPA will receive professional support from a team of highly experienced subject matter experts with extensive practical knowledge in the tokenization of high-value assets, including assisting DPA to develop and launch regulatory compliant tokenization solutions for the financial markets in India through the GIFT City.
Stefan Deiss, Co-Founder & Director of SDAI, said, “With extensive expertise in tokenization of assets from around the world, we look forward to supporting DPA with the tokenization of its first Indian government-backed project under the Swiss DLT Act, and in compliance with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). With the creation of this Swiss blueprint for DPA under its Swiss-based legal entity (“DPA Digital Assets AG”) and using the Hashgraph Digital Assets Platform, we will bring together both regulatory authorities of India (IFSCA) and Switzerland (FINMA) to collaborate and replicate the blueprint for the compliant issuance of digital assets in India under DPA’s sandbox tokenization license in the GIFT City”.
Mr. Dhuri further continues, “We are looking forward to working closely with The Hashgraph Association and Swiss Digital Assets Institute to develop our asset tokenization products on Hedera’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) network. Unlike blockchain, the Hedera network is designed as a secure, low-cost, and the most energy-efficient network, with blazing-fast transaction speeds and incredibly low bandwidth consumption, powered by the Hashgraph consensus, while achieving the highest degree of security possible through its asynchronous byzantine fault tolerance (ABFT). Additionally, the Hedera Token Service (HTS) has built-in desirable features such as the digital KYC/AML verification and other features, making it most well-suited for providing institutional-grade tokenized financial products for DPA.”
Decimal Point Analytics was formed in 2003 by senior professionals from the Indian Capital Markets and is a global provider of Research and Data Analytics products/services, including Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence-based solutions. Client categories include Data Providers, Asset Management Firms, Private Equity Firms, Hedge Funds, Banks, Insurance Companies, and Broking Houses. DPA’s background and understanding of financial research and its strengths in technology provide it an edge in effectively understanding and solving client problems. DPA recently raised a round of funding from marquee institutional investors in the Middle East to support its decades long profitable growth journey.
The Hashgraph Association supports training and education programs across multiple industry verticals. In the forefront is the digital enablement and empowerment of the public through broad adoption of Hedera-powered, enterprise-grade solutions, and applications in the decentralized economy, which include accreditation and certification. As a non-profit, the Association funds innovation, research, and development for the benefit of economic inclusion with a positive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact. For information about The Hashgraph Association, visit www.hashgraph-association.com.
Swiss Digital Assets Institute (SDAI) is a professional training and innovation company focused on enabling startups, enterprises, and government institutions around the world to adapt and compete in the era of Digital Assets and Decentralized Finance (DeFi). SDAI is specialized in the custom-design and delivery of professional training, certification, and innovation programs in close collaboration with leading academic institutions, technology firms, system integrators, and government organizations globally. For more information about Swiss Digital Assets Institute, visit us at www.sda-institute.com.