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Dematerialization

The process by which stocks and other securities cease to be represented by a physical certificate and become electronically recorded. Dematerialization has gradually become more common as computers have become more sophisticated and exchanges increasingly decide to close their trading floors.
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OTCBB: DMAT) ("Dematco"), engaged in the business of dematerializing and converting insurance, and other financial instruments from paper form to electronic form, announces its first transaction arising from the recently announced revenue sharing agreement on October 3, 2011 with Quantus Investment Corp.
The wall changes from opaque to translucent, from textured to smooth, from grey to blue-green, dematerializing as it rises to heaven.
This seems confirmed by the fact that in many of the paintings the cross dissolves into the halo that surrounds it, dematerializing into a kind of afterimage.
Pink Sheets:DMAT), engaged in the business of dematerializing and converting insurance instruments from paper form to electronic form, announces a 50% revenue sharing agreement with Quantus Investment Corp.
At night, light palpitates gently through the delicate glass skin, dematerializing the building mass and hinting at the activities inside.
OTCBB:DMAT) notes a steady flow of orders since the Company began dematerializing Senior Life Settlement Units (SLSU) in August.