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What is Ankorus?

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A new breakthrough exchange where you can buy financial assets

Including stocks, shares, bonds, ETFs, FX and commodities

Easier, cheaper & faster than ever before using crypto

With a planned registered dealer-broker on a major stock exchange

Ankorus enables cryptoholders to buy real world financial assets. In exchange for cryptocurrency, Ankorus awards tokens that are exactly value-pegged to their corresponding assets.

The natural result is a radical disruption to the traditional financial world, which too often serves too few.

Where some rivals simply expose their customers to assets, Ankorus actually secures and holds them for you.

Cryptoholders can now truly diversify their portfolios across multiple asset classes. Harnessing innovative technology, Ankorus is initiating a new landscape of frictionless trading, beyond geographical boundaries and prohibitive financial barriers.

How Ankorus Works



Pick Any
Financial Asset

Shares / Stocks
ETFs / Bonds



Pay with 60+ Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin / Ether
Litecoin / Ripple
Dash / NEO
Monero / Omisego



Anchor Tokens

Instantly Credited

To Your

Smart Wallet




Diversify Your Portfolio

Ankorus Markets

With Ankorus you can purchase & tokenise any financial asset onto the blockchain


Present System

For buying & selling securities
Takes many days + high fees

The Anchor Token system is an alternative investment ecosystem that will tokenise and make available any financial instrument, including stocks, bonds, futures, options, gold, silver, commodities, REITs, ETFs and sovereign debt.

When our customers purchase Anchor Tokens, we will immediately purchase the corresponding asset. Ankorus, as trusted custodian, holds this asset in reserve.

Token holders can exchange their Anchor Tokens on the Ankorus token exchange, AnchorNet, or redeem their value directly from us.

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The Ankorus Platform

Any financial asset that’s currently available can be tokenised into an Anchor Token. Anchor tokenisation can be requested from Ankorus for a one-time tokenisation fee. Holders of ANK tokens will be able to vote on what financial assets will be available for tokenisation.

Ankorus will make available for purchase any financial assets currently traded worldwide, such as AMZN, FB, SBUX, BIDU, AAPL, US T-Bills and Bonds, USD, CHF, JPY, SPDR, ZKB Gold.

How Anchor Tokens Work

Creation of Anchor Tokens

1. To create an Anchor Token inside Ankorus, the customer selects a financial asset to tokenise.

2. Customer pays Ankorus for their purchase in any one of a number of currencies (this will include BTC, ETH, Ripple’s XRP, BCH, Litecoin, Dash, NEO, Tether and ANK).

3. The Ankorus broker-dealer purchases the underlying securities, as selected by the customer. Orders are filled at the security’s currently traded price.

4. The equivalent value of Anchor Tokens for that security is then credited to the customer’s account in their smart wallet, minus a small fee and commission. Anchor Tokens will be credited to the customer’s wallet within minutes of receiving the order.

5. Any earnings derived from underlying securities will be either automatically reinvested back into those securities, giving the customer a larger number of Anchor Tokens, or credited to the customer’s wallet. The customer can choose which of the two options they prefer.

Redemption of Anchor Tokens

Who We Are 

The core team is comprised of five individuals, from the US, UK and South Africa, who together also comprise the founders of Ankorus.

John Cruz

CEO and Head of Trading

Since 1992, John Cruz (JBX) has been an independent financial trader and a member of seven exchanges (CME, CBOT, MID-AM, COMEX, MATIF, Eurex, and SGX). John trades stocks, bonds, futures, options, metals, commodities and currencies. With the emergence of cryptocurrencies, John found a perfect fit and he has traded them for the past four years. His trading instinct soon identified market inefficiencies and untapped opportunities. Long delays in settlement times for transactions along with hacking vulnerabilities each clearly needed attention. He also identified a huge potential for bringing back the droves of small investors who had fled the algo-driven equity markets, and he became determined to open the door to their renewed participation. This combination of factors led to his originating of the concept for Ankorus, recognising the means and the moment to potentially transform global markets.

Haldane Marnoch


Hal has a background in full-stack technology and ten years of experience working in foreign exchange, including six years spent in support of Morgan Stanley’s FX trading desks and underlying tech systems as a front office IT engineer. Latterly, he co-founded an online FX remittance company, serving as both its director and CTO, which specializes in currency transfers to and from South East Asia. Hal is convinced that crypto systems are now mature enough to unite the crypto world with the traditional financial world, yielding considerable mutual benefits.

Martin Higgins

Media Director

Martin has a wide experience as a journalist, editor and copywriter dating back more than twenty years, in the fields of news production, commercial writing and public relations. Notable highlights include writing for Crypto Insider, an online news outlet covering cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, compiling Wall Street investor briefs for Ubiqus and, marketing journalism, podcast host and techno-thriller novelist.

Shawn McLean


Shawn has spent more than thirteen years working as a software engineer in the US, for companies such as LucasArts and Electronic Arts (EA), and as lead engineer at Zynga. His professional experience includes asset deployment and management, light SQL data management, PC and console game engine development, social game deployment and client/server system integration. In 2013, he co-founded and served as CTO and software architect for LVL Analytics, an innovation analysis and patent development service company. Shawn is excited to be harnessing crypto and blockchain technology for its groundbreaking potential to make financial transactions transparent and accessible to all.

Craig Absiyeh-Eichmeier

Community Director

Craig is an independent financial trader, active in both the crypto/ICO sphere and the traditional investment world. He began his working life at Siemens Commercial Academy where he received a grounding in business and finance. But a passion for online poker quickly turned into a profession, and a highly successful one that spanned more than a decade. Here, Craig learned further crucial lessons about risk and its management, while continuing his own personal study of traditional finance. In recent years, he has returned from the poker world after carving out greater success as a trader.


Ankorus Begins

Contract Code Publicly Available

1 Nov 2017

Create ANK Tokens

10 Nov 2017

Contributions Open

25 Nov 2017

Contributions Close

25 Dec 2017

List ANK Token on Major Exchange

31 Jan 2018

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