Ven digital currency to be listed on LMAX

Hub Culture, the social network service that operates the global digital currency Ven, has announced in Davos that LMAX, the regulated MTF, has agreed to list Ven, enabling brokers, banks and institutions to trade the currency.

Ven is a global digital currency launched through social network and has previously been available exclusively inside the network, where over 30 million Ven have been exchanged since 2007.

Ven is priced against other major currencies at floating exchange rates and is 100% asset backed with a mix of fiat currencies, commodities and carbon, creating a globally diversified hedge oriented currency. It was the first digital currency to float, the first used in bilateral commodity trading, and the first to include carbon in its makeup, making it the only environmentally linked currency in existence.

Hub Culture Founding Director, Stan Stalnaker, announced the launch at the World Economic Forum in Davos saying: “LMAX Exchange is a perfect partner for us to bring Ven from the Hub Culture community to the global financial marketplace.

“Ven is fast and easy to use, secure and great for the environment. With Hub Culture linked identity (HubID) it is now a fantastic transaction tool for global financial inclusion. In the financial markets, Ven offers a new way to approach and settle international transactions with greater stability, efficiency and social benefit.”

Commenting on this major new development, David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange said: “Ven is already used for real goods and services and traded on digital asset exchanges, but this is a major step forward in the development of virtual currencies in that listing on LMAX Exchange makes it a tradable currency.”

“Digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, have been the focus of a lot of attention over the last year. The challenge going forward is for them to become transferable. In order to become credible, virtual currencies have to be able to be used as a purchasing tool.”


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