Simplified compliance automation.

Security tokens are subject to a growing number of regulations, but general-purpose blockchains struggle with the complex logic needed to comply.

Polymesh builds compliance into the chain, enabling faster processing and lower protocol fees that can scale as demand and complexity of regulation grows.

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The challenge with compliance on blockchain

Why is it a challenge?

Compliance requirements are continuously evolving. This creates further complexity and a need for often-proprietary systems with added elements of automation. As a result, manual intervention remains a big element of compliance systems. Yet this ineffective automation creates costs and inefficiencies for all participants.

Proprietary solutions built on top of a general-purpose blockchain can automate key steps. However, as users begin to layer on successive rules, the number and complexity push the chain to its computational limits. Ultimately, implementing evolving compliance regulation would be too complex and involve increasingly higher computing costs and processing times.

The Polymesh solution

Polymesh addresses compliance with comprehensive automation that enables faster processing and lower protocol fees. Issuers can set flexible and extendable rules that automate rule enforcement without requiring manual or semi-manual approval of individual transfers, which ultimately reduces costs. Rules can be combined and tailored to the asset’s type, jurisdiction, and regulatory regime.

By leveraging the Polymesh Unique Identity System (PUIS), Polymesh enforces entity- and identity-level compliance, making on-chain compliance implementation possible. In effect, compliance management on Polymesh is built into the security token.

Compliance on Polymesh

Polymesh gives issuers the flexibility to set rules around ownership and transfer requirements based on their specific needs. Once the issuer inputs preferences and restrictions, Polymath’s technology automates its enforcement.

By building compliance functionality into the core of the chain, even very complex requirements can be automated efficiently and cost-effectively at scale.