Mike Kessler

Mike Kessler

Formal First Name
Michael (Mike)

Mike Kessler is the Founder and CEO of Tokenise, is the world's first regulated stock exchange for tokenized securities. Under his leadership, Tokenise has developed technology and obtained licenses to fractionalize ownership of various asset classes within a regulated trading environment. The exchange provides a regulated global marketplace for a diverse range of listed entities in both traditional and new asset classes. Kessler is a blockchain enthusiast, an early adopter of cryptocurrencies, and an evangelist of the benefits of blockchain and associated technologies. He started his career in investment banking, hedge funds, compliance, private equity, regulatory hosting and tokenized securities.

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  • Tokenise is a fully-regulated global stock exchange platform for security tokens.

  • The platform is redefining global ownership and investment possibilities by enabling issuers to tokenize traditional and new asset classes.

  • A regulated global marketplace for alternative asset classes, Tokenise is made up of a regulated brokerage, a stock exchange and a central securities depository.

  • In 2023, Tokenise was acquired by Vero, the next-gen, ad-free social network.



  • Kessler is regularly asked to attend tokenized security discussions, with regulators, governments and exchanges to present on the activities within the marketplace.

  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.