EQUOS.IO Cryptocurrency Exchange is Registered on Nasdaq

EQUOS.IO is a cryptocurrency exchange owned by the Singapore company Diginex, registered on the Nasdaq.
Diginex Limited is a digital asset financial services company headquartered in Hong Kong. The company is the operator of the Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange EQUOS.io. It is now the first company listed on the Nasdaq to also own a cryptocurrency exchange. ...

Diginex Limited announced this in a press release issued on Thursday, October 1. The company's cryptocurrency exchange will be listed on the Nasdaq under the stock exchange code EQOS. This will provide investors with the opportunity to participate in digital asset growth.
Chi Won Yoon, Chairman of Diginex, said, “We are very pleased to have achieved this milestone for the industry and Diginex. The NASDAQ listing demonstrates our commitment to transparency and accountability in the digital asset industry. This should ensure the long-term growth and viability of this asset class for investors."

According to Diginex, the NASDAQ listing is the result of a business combination deal with Nasdaq-listed 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp. The business combination was approved at an EGM on September 15, 2020.
In July 2020, it was announced that Diginex would be acquired by 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp. The merger is now complete, including the EQUOS.io Diginex Group business, digital asset trading technology platform Diginex Access, Digivault digital asset custody services provider and Bletchley Park Asset Management investment management business. This acquisition marks Diginex as the first cryptocurrency exchange to be listed on the Nasdaq.

Richard Byworth, CEO of Diginex commented, “This is a watershed moment for Diginex and the cryptocurrency industry. Diginex is the first company to ever trade cryptocurrencies on the Nasdaq and go public. It also enables anyone who trades in the US market to directly buy shares in the digital asset ecosystem and open the door to tremendous opportunities. ”

Diginex brings together a comprehensive financial services ecosystem for digital assets. The ecosystem consists of the EQUOS.io cryptocurrency exchange and OTC trading platform, Diginex Access integrated trading platform, Diginex Capital securitisation advisory service and Digivault, the market-leading hot and cold depository.

The EQUIS.io exchange is based in Singapore, not Hong Kong, and is currently tax-exempt under the Singapore Payment Services Act. It provides cryptocurrency spot trading, perpetual swaps, futures, options and other derivatives.