Aktionariat offers a set of tools for Swiss companies to create a market for their digital shares on their own website.
When dealing with cryptocurrencies and tokenized shares, you will need to create and manage your own wallet.
Although our tools support a number of different wallets and standards, this guide focuses specifically on setting up and using the Aktionariat App. Our app is the recommended wallet when interacting with our toolset. It has been designed to give you the easiest, clearest user experience when buying tokenized shares.
If you instead choose to use the MetaMask browser extension, or any other WalletConnect compatible wallet, please refer to their documentation for setup instructions.
Please first download our app, if you haven't already done so. Our app is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
When you launch the Aktionariat app for the first time, a wallet will be automatically created for you. This account will be linked to your device.
To protect your wallet, you must go through a security check every time you launch the app.
Once you have passed the security check and are inside the app, you can check and confirm the creation of your account in the "Connect" tab.
The default name of your address will be your device name. Your full address will be a long hexadecimal string, looking something like:
This is your "Ethereum Address", which is able to store Ether, CryptoFrancs and any tokenized shares you have purchased.
It is extremely important that you make sure your account is backed up.
Cryptocurrency wallets let the users store and manage their funds without any need for intermediaries, but this also brings additional responsibilities. There is no "password recovery mechanism" for cryptographic keys. Therefore loss of keys and backups may result in permanently losing access to the funds stored in your account. Nobody, including Aktionariat AG, has any way to access and reset your keys. They are solely under your control and responsibility.
Your wallet backup consists of 12 randomly generated words. When put together in the correct order, these words let any cryptocurrency wallet reconstruct your "private key" and enable access to assets stored in the respective account.
Our app shows a big red warning until you successfully backup your address. Please don't ignore it and make sure you have proper backups safely stored.
Never share your seed phrase or private keys with anyone.
To learn more about wallets, seed phrases, private keys and security, click here.
Tap on "Backup Address". Make sure nobody is watching your screen, and tap on "Reveal Seed Phrase". You will be shown 12 words that you need to be able to recall in the correct order. Write them down on a piece of paper and store the paper somewhere safe.
This step is needed to make sure you have stored your seed phrase, and not just skipped the whole process. Tap on the words in the correct order to reconstruct the seed phrase. The process will only be completed successfully, if you were able to recall the 12 words in the correct order.
To successfully identify you as a shareholder, you will need to confirm your e-mail and complete your profile information. This allows Aktionariat AG to automatically register you as a shareholder in the shareholder registry of your portfolio companies.
Having a completed, confirmed profile is also a prerequisite for purchasing tokenized shares, so please make sure you add your details at your earliest convenience.
Go to the "Profile" tab of the app and tap on "REGISTER E-MAIL ADDRESS". You will receive a confirmation e-mail shortly after you submit the form. Tap on the link in that e-mail address, and your account will be successfully connected to your confirmed e-mail.
You can register multiple e-mail addresses that link to the same account, but only one of those addresses will be your "Primary" address. Primary addresses can't be removed from your account.
Adding your personal information and keeping it up-to-date will make sure that you are always correctly registered in shareholder registries. You are not added to the company's shareholder registry until you have completed this step successfully.
Tap on "UPDATE" in the Personal Information and enter your information.
You have successfully completed your wallet setup. Now you can :
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