DLT Asset Identifiers

The DLT Standards Working Group (WG) has worked with a number of DLT Asset Identifier Organisations over the past 6 months. The conclusion is that there is no “Right or Wrong” way of describing digital assets, given the variety of asset types covered, forks, liquidity venues and jurisdictional issues. The provision of the unique identification of a digital asset is also progressing as the industry matures. The WG has therefore not created a best practice document but rather a matrix. 

The matrix (see Excel) covers all aspects that the WG thinks could or should be covered by a digital asset identifier and the WG has asked the DLT Asset Identifier Organisations to fill in the matrix and update it as their product expands or matures, to provide a reference source for the Members. This source will allow the Members to understand the offerings in DLT Asset Identifiers and select the source that is most appropriate for their needs and engage with that DLT Asset Identifier Organisation.

There are some organisations who have been asked to contribute but have not yet done so and, ISSA is sure, that there will be other organisations who are providing DLT Asset Identifiers who ISSA is not aware of yet. The intent is to republish the matrix as new information is available or additional DLT Asset Identifier Organisations Inform of their plans.

ISSA thanks the Working Group Members:

Vic Arulchandran, Nivaura Limited
Urs Sauer, SIX Group AG
Claudio Calderon, Deposito Central de Valores (DCV)
Angus Fletcher, Fnality International Limited
Katrin Koller, Accenture Plc
Sandra Ro, The Global Blockchain Business Council
Ian Salmon, R3 LLC
Rok Šketa, KDD Central Securities Clearing Corporation
Angela Walker, R3 LLC