Obligate and Archax announce strategic partnership to enhance accessibility to digital assets

Obligate
3 min readFeb 6, 2024

Zurich, Switzerland — February 5, 2024 — Obligate has formed a strategic partnership with Archax, a digital asset services provider based in London.

Through this partnership, Obligate provides its pioneering platform for on-chain capital markets, while Archax contributes its extensive service offering in digital asset management. As a first service, Obligate clients will be able to seamlessly on-ramp from fiat into digital assets and utilize the UK-regulated digital asset custody services that Archax offers. Furthermore, the partnership will allow Archax to expand its digital asset offering into private market securities enabled by Obligate’s pioneering platform.

Matthias Wyss, Chief Strategy Officer at Obligate, emphasizes the significance of this partnership, stating “This collaboration represents a strategic alignment in our mission to redefine capital markets on-chain. Archax’s institutional-grade service offering complements our platform’s capabilities, significantly enhancing the client experience. This is more than a partnership — it’s a synergy that promises long-term growth and benefits to both companies.”

“We’re excited about our partnership with Obligate,” says Graham Rodford, co-founder and CEO of Archax. “This collaboration aligns with our mission to enhance digital asset accessibility and efficiency. By leveraging Obligate’s on-chain platform and Archax’s digital asset expertise, we’re creating a powerful ecosystem for our clients. It’s another step forward in redefining the digital finance landscape.”

The partnership is anticipated to be a transformative step for both Obligate and Archax, offering clients a broader array of products and services in digital asset management. It also reflects both companies’ dedication to leading and innovating in the digital finance sector.

About Archax

Archax is a global, regulated, digital asset exchange, brokerage and custodian based in London. Founded by experts from the financial markets world and backed by an accomplished advisory board, Archax offers a credible bridge between the blockchain-centric crypto community and the traditional investment space. Archax is the first-ever firm to receive FCA regulation as a digital securities exchange, custodian and brokerage. It was also the first firm to be listed on the FCA’s Cryptoasset Register. Archax has been designed specifically for institutional investors to trade in all types of digital assets, from cryptocurrencies to digital securities. It is built using proven, scalable, high-performance exchange infrastructure, hosted in top-tier data center space, and integrated into the existing institutional trading workflow.

About Obligate

Standing at the forefront of institutional adoption in on-chain capital markets, Obligate is providing a secure, transparent, and regulatory compliant platform for the issuance, trading, and lifecycle management of debt instruments natively issued on the blockchain. The platform’s unique architecture caters to the complex needs of institutional investors whilst lowering the barriers of entry for issuers by providing efficient access to multilateral financing. Featuring their proprietary eNotes®, ledger-based securities based on the most advanced DLT-legislation, a comprehensive dispute resolution framework, and global enforceability of the debt securities, Obligate demonstrates its commitment to meeting institutional standards. Obligate AG is a member of VQF, a Swiss FINMA regulated AML SRO, and a financial intermediary.

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Obligate

Obligate is an investment platform that enables investors to explore and invest in on-chain bonds in a regulated environment.