New Hedera Token Service Offers Native Token Issuance and Configurability Without Smart Contracts
HTS Enables Enterprises to Embrace the Disruption of Tokenization in a Secure, Performant Manner
Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade distributed public ledger, announced the public availability of the Hedera Token Service (HTS), a new Hedera network service that offers users the ability to issue and configure tokens on the Hedera platform, taking full advantage of Hedera Hashgraph’s native performance, security, stability, and governance. HTS offers a faster and more efficient alternative to smart contract token creation, and is based on the emerging industry standard Token Taxonomy Framework from the InterWork Alliance.
“Today, digital tokens are being designed for all kinds of economic activities,” said Mance Harmon, co-founder and CEO of Hedera. “Tokenization of a huge range of assets will make traditional financing operations and interacting in marketplaces faster and less costly, fundamentally changing the existing processes for purchase order financing, obtaining loans for working capital, buying insurance, securing inventory financing, and invoice factoring. Tokenization will provide the foundation for enterprises to use distributed ledger technology (DLT) in routine business transactions, thus driving significant acceleration in enterprise adoption.”
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The Hedera Token Service makes it easy for developers to manage tokens with scalable performance and predictable cost. Many public and private blockchains that offer tokenization carry the burden of expensive fees or upfront infrastructure costs, slow transaction speeds, complexity in managing governance, and regulatory obstacles. HTS makes it simple to issue native, multi-signature tokens with scalable performance, native compliance features, native token swap capabilities, and predictable costs — all on a reliable network governed by a council made up of large, global, trusted organizations.
Dr. Leemon Baird, Chief Scientist and co-founder of Hedera Hashgraph, said, “Enterprises are realizing that they can leverage distributed ledger technology for the decentralization of the financial layer of their businesses, making processes more efficient, reducing costs, and unlocking new revenue streams. In order to see significant benefit from this technology, they must abstract assets onto a platform that is faster, more efficient, and more secure than legacy supply chain and financing systems. This can include monetizing an organization’s assets, improving settlement efficiency, or accessing a new and growing market of utility tokens. We’re thrilled to see the enthusiasm for this functionality already today.”