Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin), a leading seed stage capital provider, announced the availability of its blockchain-enabled onboarding and tokenization platform that streamlines and manages investor interests in the Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund (GO Philly Fund). Ben Franklin is leveraging Securitize as the fund’s compliance platform for issuing and managing digital securities on the Ethereum blockchain. The platform is also managing KYC/AML and accredited investor compliance.
The new blockchain-enabled platform allows limited partnership interests in the GO Philly Fund to be represented as digital “GO Philly Tokens” that are fully compliant with the ERC-20 standard worldwide. The tokens, now available at GOPhillyFund.com, will be issued electronically by the fund at an offering price of $0.50 per GO Philly Token. Subscriptions for the tokens can be purchased through the platform by individual investors with U.S. dollars, Bitcoin (BTC) or Ether (ETH). Prospective investors must apply to subscribe for a minimum amount of $250,000 or equivalent amount in BTC or ETH.
“The GO Philly Fund intends to utilize rapidly emerging standard technologies to streamline and manage investor interests in the fund,” explained Scott Nissenbaum, Ben Franklin’s Chief Investment Officer. “Through the use of blockchain technology, we are now facilitating and streamlining individual investor participation from around the globe while allowing for cryptocurrency to be accepted.”
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