EQONEX makes US history on Nasdaq

February 10, 2022
EQONEX makes US history on Nasdaq

On 1 October 2021, EQONEX Limited made history as the first company with a crypto-currency exchange to become a publicly listed company in the U.S. The listing on Nasdaq came about via a special purpose acquisition accompany or SPAC business combination with Enterprises Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: JFK) (“8i”).

At the time of the listing, the company was called Diginex Limited, but it has since rebranded to EQONEX, and continues to trade under the ticker symbol “EQOS”.

For the financial services industry, the listing of EQONEX was a landmark event, representing an inflection point for increasing mainstream adoption and investment into digital assets. For EQONEX, the listing has enabled the company to play a defining role in leading the industry towards enhanced standards of regulatory compliance; while at the same time rapidly expanding its suite of products and services including its custody business Digivault, investments and exchange innovations.

Speaking about listing, Chi-Won Yoon, Chairman of EQONEX said: “The Nasdaq listing demonstrates our commitment to bringing transparency and accountability to the digital assets industry. This should give investors greater assurance about the long-term growth and viability of this asset class.”

Miles Pelham

Our Founder - Miles Pelham

Miles Pelham is the founder of Diginex. He started the company with the vision of creating an institutional-grade blockchain solutions business that will shape the future of financial services and technology, stepping down from active management in August 2020 as Chi-Won Yoon took over the reins as Group Chairman. Prior to Diginex, Miles was Global Head of Convertible Bonds at Mizuho, where he oversaw the largest franchise by volume in Asia across three global offices. His previous experience has included holding the Executive Director position at Barclays, where he built a proprietary trading desk across all asset classes, and Executive Director at Nomura where he led the Convertible Bonds trading team in Japan. Miles graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Managerial Statistics and Investment Management.

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