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Remember when the internet started? Very few at the time understood how it would completely transform the world. Now enter blockchain and tokenization and you have the making of another multi-industry disrupter! In this podcast, Ziyen CEO Alastair Caithness explains how his company has gone from filing his own Regulation A+ offerings to tokenizing oil and energy assets on the Ethereum Blockchain and how the entire industry is evolving by embracing tokenization via “smart contracts” technology.

Listen to “Ziyen – From Regulation A+ Crowdfunding to Blockchain Tokenization for the Oil and Gas Industry” on Spreaker.

There’s no question that big companies are starting to look into smart contracts on the blockchain and how to be “first to market” in a variety of different market sectors. Oil and gas is no different. Smart Contracts are basically an autonomous set of directions that are programmed into a security token to perform any number of pre-defined tasks, thereby eliminating the need for human management which significantly reduces risk and saves time as a result.

But the real takeaway from this podcast is the issue of liquidity. Tokenization allows for the liquidity (easily buying and selling) of previously illiquid assets, and this feature alone is one of the biggest reasons why there’s so much potential with Mr. Caithness’ vision of creating a permission-based tokenization platform trading stablecoins within the multi-billion dollar oil and gas industry. The World Token Market already has the solution – now it’s just up to companies like Ziyen to take advantage of its enormous potential – and why investors and issuers alike need to take a serious look at the opportunities presented within this entire industry.

If you would like a copy of ZiyenCoin’s Security Token Offering (STO), then please email them at or visit for more information.

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Alastair Campbell Caithness

Alastair Campbell Caithness is CEO and Founder of Ziyen Inc., Alastair leads the company in its mission. He oversees all company operations including investor relations, the leadership of the Board of Directors, and daily business activities.

Alastair has developed in-depth knowledge of Regulation A+ process, Title IV of the JOBS Act, having written the original SEC Qualified Offering for Ziyen Inc. and continues to maintain knowledge of the process, current regulatory requirements and works with the company’s Legal Team and SEC attorneys to maintain compliance.

Alastair successfully set up ZiyenCoin, one of the first company’s in the USA, to set up a SEC Compliant Security Token Offering ERC20 token on the Ethereum Blockchain under Regulation D 506c and Regulation S.

In the past Alastair was Head of Sales & Marketing for a leading e-procurement company working for the UK government, set up an oil and gas project tracker in the Middle East and operated globally as a Business Development Manager for an international cable portal.

He is originally from Scotland, with a BA Honours in Business Studies from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and now lives and resides in San Diego with his wife, Leilani and two boys.

About Ziyen Inc.:

Ziyen Inc. is a technology-driven energy company, Incorporated in the State of Wyoming, U.S.A. in April 2016. Originally formed as a software company providing information on the oil, gas, power and energy sectors, Ziyen Intel specializes on business information, contracts, news and information by developing cutting edge procurement and supply chain software to provide clients with intelligence on industry specific, government, and private contracts. Seeing a unique opportunity, the company strategically pivoted and created an Oil and Energy Company securing the first oil asset in 2017. Ziyen Energy was created to capitalize on information and opportunities in the oil and gas marketplace with the intent to produce oil in the U.S. with advanced extraction methods and technology implemented and guided by career experts in the oil and gas industry. Ziyen intends to produce oil by securing and developing smaller, marginal oil fields in the U.S. that have been otherwise overlooked by major oil companies yet still provide multi-million-dollar yield potential.

Ziyen Energy currently has 18 oil assets based in the Illinois Basin, which covers Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. ZiyenCoin is a new division created by Ziyen Inc., which will focus on Oil Blockchain and work with leading industry leaders to develop new technology to cut oil and energy costs. Given the data-intensive opportunities available through the growth of the Internet, the Oil Industry sees blockchain as an important vessel to carry the industry’s data transformation forward. ZiyenCoin is set up to be the first Oil & Energy Security Token Offering (STO) to be compliant by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), creating a fully trackable and unencumbered worldwide movement of digital currency in concert with blockchain supply chain management and the certainty of blockchain verified contracting.

ZiyenCoin is filed under the same regulation as JPM Morgan’s JPM Coin, 506c Security Token Offering. For more information visit

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