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Digital Assets Association Launches in Singapore to Bridge TradFi, Tokenized RWAs

Digital Assets Association (DAA) was spearheaded by the leaders of DigiFT, Onfet, and Tranchess

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A group of digital asset industry leaders have launched the Digital Assets Association (DAA) in Singapore.

The non-profit organization aims to bridge the gap between traditional finance and the potential of tokenized real-world assets (RWA) by bringing together financial institutions, fintechs, technology providers, and legal and regulatory experts.

Its committee comprises early-stage innovative companies, financial players, and service providers including:

  • Henry Zhang, Founder & CEO of DigiFT
  • Chia Hock Lai, CEO of Onfet
  • Danny Chong, CEO of Tranchess
  • Daniel Lee, Head of Web3, Banking Circle
  • Steven Hu, Head of Digital Assets, Trade & Working Capital, Standard Chartered
  • Chang Tze Ching, CEO of Bright Point International Digital Assets.
Digital Assets Association Exco. (From left to right) Chia Hock Lai, CEO, Onfet; Danny Chong, CEO, Tranchess; Daniel Lee, Head of Web3, Banking Circle; Tze Ching Chang, CEO, Bright Point International Digital Assets; Henry Zhang, Founder & CEO, DigiFT; and Dr Steven Hu, Head of Digital Assets, Trade & Working Capital, Standard Chartered

DAA's inception was spearheaded by the leaders of DigiFT, Onfet, and Tranchess. DigiFT is a regulated on-chain exchange for RWA. Onfet is a blockchain-based tech firm focusing on operational efficiencies. Tranchess is a tokenized asset management and derivatives tracking protocol.

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