Swarm (cryptocurrency)

Swarm (cryptocurrency)

Swarm is a non-profit blockchain company that builds open infrastructure for digital securities with the goal of democratizing the private equity sector.

Swarm is a non-profit blockchain company that builds open infrastructure for digital securities with the goal of democratizing investment and disrupting the private equity sector.

Security Token Infrastructure

Swarm's security token platform involves multiple infrastructure developments.

The Market Access Protocol (MAP) is an open standard for trading security tokens that is meant to solve inefficiencies and difficulties in the security token market. MAP is a globally compliant protocol that can be used to integrate security tokens into the market in a uniform way.

The MAP API can be used by any participant in the security token space to verify information for regulatory compliance purposes.

History

Swarm was founded in 2014 in Silicon Valley by Phillip Pieper and Timo Lehes.

The company raised venture capital from Techstars through a seed round in 2014. They later held a public ICO in 2017 that raised $5.5 million.

In August 2018, Swarm tokenized equity in Robinhood prior to their IPO and offered it to investors through the RHET token.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Frank Taylor

Head of AI

Phillip Pieper

Founder & CEO

Timo Lehes

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Crypto Project Swarm Has Tokenized Robinhood's Private Equity, Is It Legal?

Bitcoin Exchange Guide News Team

Web

Cryptocurrency Startup Swarm Is Selling Tokens Backed by Robinhood Shares

Josiah Wilmoth

Web

How Swarm Can Disrupt the Private Equity Sector

Daniel Frumkin

Web

What is Swarm (SWM)?

Daniel Frumkin

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

FinancialFox: Democratising crypto investments: Philipp Pieper, founder & CEO Swarm Fund

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Darrell Etherington
April 6, 2020
TechCrunch
Space startup Swarm emerged from stealth mode in an unusual way two years ago when it turned out that it had launched some of its satellites in contravention of an FCC order not to do so. The regulator had argued that their satellites, which are tiny spacecraft smaller even than most Cubesats, were in fact [...]

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