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In order for IOTA’s vision for the machine economy to really thrive, all sorts of people and organizations will need to be able to easily acquire and manage the IOTA token.

Current methods to acquire IOTA tokens are restricted to what we might call ‘individual’ users. These are individuals, like you and me, who are not confined by organizational processes or government regulation. For the individual user, acquiring IOTA tokens is as easy as logging onto a digital asset exchange, buying IOTA, and sending it to our open source wallet Trinity.

While simple, this workflow may not be appropriate for organizations, liquidity providers, or large token holders. These groups may require tools that protect them from theft, mismanagement or legal exposure while using and storing digital assets. These onramps must be created in partnership with established, regulated service providers in order for all participants in the IOTA ecosystem to thrive.

As a first step, we’ve started to engage with regulate...

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