United States banking giant JPMorgan debuted its in-house blockchain-based tokenization application, the Tokenized Collateral Network (TCN), on Oct. 11, according to Bloomberg. TCN settled its first trade for asset management giant BlackRock.
The Tokenized Collateral Network is an application that allows investors to utilize assets as collateral. Using blockchain technology, investors can transfer collateral ownership without moving assets in underlying ledgers.
In its first public collateralized trade between JPMorgan and BlackRock, the TCN turned shares of one money market fund into digital tokens, which were then transferred to Barclays bank as security for an over-the-counter derivatives exchange between the two companies.