About Abacas™
World-first in digital asset exchange, Abacas™ enables clients to unlock the value of real assets and trade these digitally through its native token, the ABC [Asset Backed Coin].
The Abacas™ Exchange & Community creates a new source of liquidity by enabling asset purveyors to list assets for trade on a regulated, transparent, secure decentralized exchange [DEX]. It enables investment in previously unavailable assets or portfolios, creates new trade-pairs and democratizes the “playing field” for all participants.

Abacas bridges the world of real assets, digital assets, and cryptocurrencies and provides powerful solutions for asset purveyors, investors and traders in four key areas – risk mitigation, operational efficiency, cost reduction and product development.

Abacas™ uses fractionalization and asset-to-asset direct trading to provide this opportunity to mainstream markets.  Asset purveyors benefit from unopinionated listings and a wider audience; investors benefit from a greater breadth of investments with reduced costs, and traders benefits from new trading opportunities.

The Abacas Exchange is a key facilitator to democratizing financial markets.

Mitigating Risk
  • An unopinionated, hybrid decentralized exchange or DEX – no listing restrictions subject to regulatory, compliance and ethical model code
  • Trade any asset, anywhere, anytime – art, real estate, commodities, bonds, trust units, precious metals and equities.
  • Seamless execution across asset classes and jurisdictions
  • Direct asset-for-asset trading and asset-backed payments
  • Unlock value and monetize assets
  • For the asset purveyor – a whole new approach to listing assets and discovering liquidity
  • For the investor – a whole new world of investment opportunities
  • For the trader – a whole new world of traded pairs and arbitrage opportunities

With ABCs, clients can exchange assets in just one single transaction, for example buy UK stocks using gold. Prior to Abacas™, this process would take up to three transactions, and up to two fund transfers – each incurring a fee. Abacas™ provides a single clean delivery model – a digital currency and digital asset in one.

Reducing cost
The Abacas™ team

Meet the people behind Abacas™.

Morgan McDonnell
Morgan McDonnell is the CEO of Abacas.
Vince Small
Vince Small is the CTO of Abacas. He is a technology entrepreneur and co-founded Financial Software Systems (FSS) in 1992, which was sold to ION Trading in 2012. With a proven track record to take an idea from conception to a multi-million dollar business, it is Vince’s business acumen, experience and technical expertise that sets Abacas’ technical leadership apart. Vince developed the financial services application Spectrum, which is a front to back platform used by wholesale banks, brokers and Wealth Management banks. Spectrum supports cross asset, end-to-end transaction processing, including FX, Interest Rates, Fixed Income and Commodities.
Sarah Shilling
Sarah Shilling is Head of Communications for Abacas.
Muriel Bourgeois
Muriel is Head of Transitions for Abacas. Specialising in project managing highly complex business transitions, she has project managed sensitive and intricate client launches at Morneau Shepell, requiring cross-silo and cross-company collaboration between I.T, business development, sales and health management professionals. Muriel also successfully led multi-million dollar integrations with Air Canada, Stantec and SNC-Lavalin. Within these projects, Muriel was the lead in identifying, examining and proposing client facing technologies and resource options to deliver robust solutions. These solutions often had to meet appropriate SLA parameters and government mandated regulatory guidelines. Muriel also brings extensive experience within CRM to the Abacas team, enabling the smooth delivery of client services to Asset Managers.
Mark Vanroon
Mark is a serial inventor and product developer with over 20 years experience in banking and digital banking. He founded Midpoint www.midpoint.com [formerly BuyFX Ltd], an FX service delivery firm; holds a USPTO for a multiparty matching algorithm; & was global head of product development for RBC Dexia IS, an international custodian bank. Since 2013, he has focused his attention on digital value and data transfer.
Secure trading environment
Contact ABACAS™
Media Inquiry, contact media_inquiry@abacas.global

Investor Inquiry, contact investor_inquiry@abacas.global

General Inquiry, contact info@abacas.global

Technical Inquiry, contact techsupport@abacas.global

Email: mark.vanroon@abacas.global
Telephone: + 44 2032 860499
Twitter: @AbacasXchange
LinkedIn: LinkedIn/AbacasXchange 
Operational efficiency
Abacas adjusts to Brexit 6-September-2017 - Prepping for the changing of locale to reflect the uncertainty regarding Brexit. C’est la vie. Abacas adjusts to Brexit September 6th, 2017mv
Abacas Token Generation Event 6-September-2017 - Look for the Abacas Exchange Token Generation Event  … coming soon … early 2018 Abacas Token Generation Event September 15th, 2017mv
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Abacas Makes First Transaction on Bitcoin Blockchain 14-January-2016 - The Abacas™ Exchange has successfully issued its first digital asset, backed by custody (ABC) on the Bitcoin blockchain. The platform, that enables direct asset-to-asset trading, now has the powerful capability of validating financial transactions using blockchain technology. As the Fintech trend continues to gather pace, speculation on the value of the blockchain as an innovation […]
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Profit & Loss logo Abacas in Profit & Loss 11-June-2015 - Digital asset exchange Abacas plans to launch with the trading of asset-backed coins (ABCs), supported by physical assets held in trust. Through the use of ABCs, asset managers can unlock the value of static assets through direct asset-for-asset trades on the cloud-based exchange. The Abacas exchange is multi-asset class, so asset managers can go from […]
Reuters logo Abacas in Reuters 9-June-2015 - LONDON (Reuters) – London-based Abacas has launched asset-backed coins (ABCs) that will allow investors to trade a range of assets on a digital exchange, the company’s chief operating officer Morgan McDonnell said on Monday. Rather than supplant the fund firms that buy and sell stocks, bonds and other assets on behalf of investors, Abacas has […]
Abacas exchange launches 8-June-2015 - Asset managers will be able to trade physical assets directly with each other without incurring multiple transaction fees through a new digital asset class dubbed Assets Backed by Custody (ABC), which represent assets and currencies in one,says Morgan McDonnell, chief operating officer for Abacas, the exchange for ABCs. Abacas will allow managers to exchange assets […]
How does Abacas™ work? 7-June-2015 - Abacas™ is a world-first cloud-based exchange model enabling the trade of Digital Assets Backed by Custody (ABCs). Abacas™ operates in three parts: • The Abacas™ Exchange (digital assets – ABCs) • The Trust (fiduciary) • The Custodian (physical assets, including commodities, bonds and equities) Abacas™ operates as an exchange and provides a rich source of […]
Abacas™ launches world-first in digital asset exchange 7-June-2015 - London, 08:00 Monday 8th June 2015. A world-first, Abacas™ enables Asset Managers to unlock the value of static assets and trade these digitally through Assets Backed by Custody (ABCs).The biggest innovation in finance since the digitalisation of assets this century, Abacas™ creates a whole new source of liquidity within a regulated, transparent and secure exchange. […]
News room banner Abacas – world-first in digital asset exchange 30-March-2015 - London, 08:00 Monday 8th June 2015. A world-first, Abacas™ enables Asset Managers to unlock the value of static assets and trade these digitally through Assets Backed by Custody (ABCs).The biggest innovation in finance since the digitalisation of assets this century, Abacas™ creates a whole new source of liquidity within a regulated, transparent and secure exchange. […]
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