Security Token Alliance

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What Are Security Tokens?

Security Tokens represent the third wave of innovation in blockchain (after payments and capital formation), by unlocking the liquidity premium, offering an easier compliance solution, and making sophisticated financial services available to everyone.


Security Tokens allow you to digitize real assets, equity, or debt without intermediaries or manual work, bringing a number of disruptive benefits:


• 24/7/365 trading

• Increased Operational Efficiency

• Transaction Speed (T+2 to T+0)

• Higher liquidity

Security Tokens Are Blockchain’s Best Use-case


So Why Aren’t Security Tokens Taking Off?

First off, the industry is fragmented and uncertain, causing STO (Security Token Offering) projects to under-raise, projects to be non-compliant, and regulatory confusion.


There are no agreed upon frameworks, few true security tokens, and virtually no liquidity. The industry doesn’t have a playbook.


How could you expect Security Tokens to succeed?


Our Solution – Navigating the Security Token Revolution

What We Do

The Security Token Alliance brings together diverse organizations working in the security token industry, creating an ecosystem to bring tokenized securities to mass adoption faster and with higher quality than could be done by entities acting in relative isolation.

How Are Partners Selected?

We welcome the participation of those projects that are sincere in their aim and goal to democratize finance. Projects are selected on various criteria, including team, progress, brand image, community size (if applicable), funding, and so on.

Where is the Alliance Based?

The Security Token Alliance was founded in Tokyo, but has an even distribution of members around the world, with over a dozen members each in the US, Europe, and Asia, as well as members in Canada, Africa, and Oceania.

Why We Do It

Security Tokens are potentially a $10 trillion industry. We are still in the nascence of this movement, due to a lack of clarity among stakeholders, including lawyers, compliance officers, advisors, and even developers. We need collaboration and integration to move forward.

Who is Behind the Alliance?

The Security Token Alliance was founded by Frederik Bussler. We are filling governing member positions across three committees: Donation and Investment Committee; Project Committee; or Membership and Partnership Committee.

When Did the Alliance Start?

The Security Token Alliance was created in May 2019, culminating from years of experience in the blockchain industry across many verticals. Our first-hand experience with the problems of “utility tokens” and the confusion of Security Token projects led to the birth of the Alliance.


What Members Are Saying

STA is the world’s largest think-tank for the security token industry. It’s always exciting to be part of an important and needed world venture. We treat it as a great honour, but also a very demanding challenge… Initiatives such as STA will help to build an appropriate “brand” for this technology.

Jakub Putyło

Business Development Manager, Concise Software

STA is a great initiative to bring together industry professionals that have a common vision, to be part of establishing a professional standards industry body… Collaboration and learning is at the core of wanting to be part of joining STA.

Anthony Vippond

CEO, Lotus Energy

There is a huge need for an initiative such as this, and we have been on the lookout for it. The industry is extremely fragmented and riddled with uncertainty. There is an enormous need for education of the market which we can all work together on.

Claus Skaaning

CEO, DigiShares

Joining STA will provide us with an opportunity to combine our expertise with that of other organizations to the security token ecosystem. We find that members of STA possess the same vision and mission in fostering security token and tokenization adoption.

Iliya Zaki

Head of Business Development, Moonwhale Ventures

We are excited to be joining the STA because it brings stakeholders and experts together to move the industry forward. As members of the STA, we hope to connect with key players in the space and receive insights into the future development of Security Tokens.

Chris Grundy

Head of Marketing, KYC-Chain

Securitized Token Offerings are a bold invention that could disrupt capital markets and bring massive liquidity, several times the size of the current markets. To my mind, STA Foundation is one such forum that aims to build an eco-system, bringing together diverse players committed to making Securitized Token Offerings a success.

Anuraj Soni

President, Magic FinServ

The Chaineum group is excited to join STA because we share the vision of the creation of good practices and promotion of the entire blockchain and crypto ecosystem… We are well placed in order to represent the STA in the different markets we are in.


Partner, Chaineum

STA looks to bring a lot of value to the Japan STO market. There are a lot of misconceptions and lack of education in the industry still going on, and it’s really up to our community to educate internally and externally to help push this industry forward into mass adoption.

J.D. Salbego

CEO, Legion Ventures

The benefit we see of the STA global alliance is the assistance to bridge partner strengths to help alliance members. The mission of STO Search & Filter highly aligns with those of the STA of creating an ecosystem to bring tokenized securities to mass adoption faster and with higher quality.

Sam Choksi

CEO & Founder, STO Search & Filter


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Frederik Bussler

Frederik Bussler


Frederik Bussler is the Founder of the Security Token Alliance.

Bussler is also advisor for Klimazone. Before leading the Alliance, he founded Smart Contract Auditing, co-founded EinFarm, worked as Chief Data Officer for HealthDex, and worked as an investment analyst at Maven 11 Capital. As a public speaker, he’s presented for audiences including IBM, Nikkei, and Slush Tokyo.

Joey Bertschler

Joey Bertschler

Vice President

Joey Bertschler balances multiple high-level roles across the Security Token Alliance, bitgrit and Cosmology.

Joey Bertschler is the Vice President of the Security Token Alliance, the world’s largest think tank for the Security Token industry with over 70 partners, Advisor to the World Data Science Forum, and Brand Manager at bitgrit and Cosmology Inc. He has reached audiences of over 1 million on social media channels and is involved in a plethora of marketing campaigns in APAC and CE.

Alexis Sheikh

Alexis Sheikh


Alexis Sheikh is a specialist in transactions in finance, hedge funds, private equity, startups and sales with more than 20 years of successful transactions and former hedge fund partner. He is a certified investment adviser at the Stockholm School of Economics and founded SuperCap Management, focused on execution of investment strategies for hedge fund trading, venture capital funds and direct investments in blockchain, DLT and digital asset companies. Advisory board member to DLT Capital with €1B+ in transaction volume in 50+ projects and advisor to Finalytix with AUM of $1B+ from family office and ultra high net worth individual clients.

Rico Pang

Rico Pang


Rico has over 15 years experience in emerging markets across properties, supply chain management, E-commerce, Techfin, private equity & public listed corporate management. Rico has significant experience in business development for institutional distribution channels for cross-selling emerging market equity and debt products across markets in Asia, Middle East & Europe with unparalleled coverage network with venture capitals, UHNW family offices & sovereign wealth funds.

Rico is currently the Founder & CEO of Sanctum Pte. Ltd. – a leading Multi-Family Office that serves UHNW families across Asia & Middle East primarily on emerging technology portfolios and digital assets transformation.

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