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Bakkt Rolls Out Cash-Settled Bitcoin Futures as CEO Enters U.S. Senate ( 12/08/2019 - 3:01pm
Last month, Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt announced plans to offer cash-settled Bitcoin futures contracts , as opposed to only offering a physically-settled product. The news was initially met with skepticism as cash-settled Bitcoin futures neither transact any bitcoin nor hold bitcoin in custody. Yet with Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler as the recently...
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Securitize Acquires Japanese Firm BUIDL in Continued Security Token Expansion ( 12/06/2019 - 10:33am
On December 6th, 2019, Securitize announced the acquisition of BUIDL in its latest efforts to break into the Japanese securities market. Carlos Domingo, the CEO of Securitize, suggests his firm’s recent activity with Japanese investors and innovators will provide the building blocks of success in one of the most important jurisdictions of the...
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Greyp Bikes Raises €1.4 Million with Security Token Offering on Neufund ( 12/05/2019 - 9:45pm
On December 5th, 2019, Greyp Bikes announced the close of a successful security token offering. The offering was open to retail investors and went on to raise €1.4 million using security token platform Neufund. Details of Greyp’s Successful Security Token Offering Explained Greyp Bikes is an e-mobility company developing the next generation of...
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Digital Securities Platform Horizon Aims to Raise $5 Million in Series A ( 12/04/2019 - 2:45pm
On December 3rd 2019, Horizon Globex announced the launch of a Series A funding round. In order to further develop its digital securities platform and potentially break into Europe, the company is looking to raise $5 million through a Regulation D offering. Details of Horizon’s Series A Funding Round Horizon is currently developing an end-to-end...
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Max Property Group Raising €3.75 Million with Security Token Offering ( 12/03/2019 - 8:57pm
On December 2nd, 2019, Max Property Group announced plans to launch a security token offering. The group hopes to raise nearly €4 million to launch its real estate crowdfunding platform, Max Crowdfund. The company is well versed in the real estate sector, as it maintains more than €7 million worth of property assets. Details of Max Property Group’...
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Thai SEC to Amend its Royal Decree on Cryptocurrency - The Tokenist ( 12/03/2019 - 11:41am
Thai SEC to Amend its Royal Decree on Cryptocurrency The Tokenist
Thai SEC to Amend its Royal Decree on Cryptocurrency ( 12/03/2019 - 11:07am
In a recent announcement , Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it is currently studying ways to amend its royal decree on digital assets. The jurisdiction wants to create a competitive market in Thailand, while also prioritizing investor protection. Thailand’s Royal Decree on Cryptocurrency Explained Earlier this year,...
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Bank of China Developing Framework for Security Token Offerings - The Tokenist ( 12/02/2019 - 7:56pm
Bank of China Developing Framework for Security Token Offerings The Tokenist
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Bank of China Developing Framework for Security Token Offerings ( 12/02/2019 - 7:44pm
At a recent summit, Bank of China’s Weimin Guo said China is preparing to provide a legal framework for Security Token Offerings (STOs). The framework will be issued only after the roll out of the country’s developing national digital currency. China’s National Digital Currency Explained Weimin Guo currently serves as Chief Scientist of the Bank...
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Securitize Continues Charge Toward Security Token Adoption in Asia ( 11/30/2019 - 2:00pm
Earlier this year, Securitize announced a plan to bring security tokens to the Asian securities market. Now, as the year comes to a close — the firm’s efforts have been notably consistent, with the most recent headline featuring a ‘seven-figure’ investment from a Japanese conglomerate. Is Asia about to become a leading market for the tokenization...
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Germany passes law enabling banks to store cryptocurrencies. ( 11/30/2019 - 10:55am
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Germany Passes Law Enabling Banks to Store Cryptocurrencies ( 11/29/2019 - 8:56pm
On November 29, 2019, the German Parliament passed a bill which amends an existing anti-money laundering directive to allow German banks to both sell and store cryptocurrencies. The new law will take effect January 1, 2020, though certain requirements must first be met through the country’s financial regulator. Germany’s New Law Allowing Banks to...
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Former UBS Executive Launches US-based Security Token Issuance Platform ( 11/28/2019 - 11:44am
Yesterday, Claude Waelchli — a 12-year veteran of UBS — has announced the launch of a U.S.-based security token issuance platform. UBS was one of the world’s first major banks to experiment with blockchain technology, which Waelchli says will soon spark the next evolution in capital markets. Former UBS Head Launching Security Token Platform ‘...
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Propellr and Fluidity’s NYC Real Estate Tokenization Deal Falls Through ( 11/27/2019 - 11:23am
It was recently announced that the highly publicized tokenization of a luxury real estate development in New York City is no more. The deal’s cancellation marks the second of its kind in 2019, and begs the question as to whether or not the current real estate market is a good fit for security tokens. The Cancellation of NYC Real Estate...
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Openfinance Network Has Raised $8.6 Million, Files Form D to Raise Up To $50 Million - The Tokenist ( 11/25/2019 - 7:33pm
Openfinance Network Has Raised $8.6 Million, Files Form D to Raise Up To $50 Million The Tokenist
Openfinance Network Has Raised $8.6 Million, Files Form D to Raise Up To $50 Million ( 11/25/2019 - 7:27pm
Decentralized Securities Depository, dba Openfinance Network , filed a Form D with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The filing , dated November 22nd 2019, shows that Openfinance Network has raised almost $9 million, and plans to raise up to $50 million. Security Token Platform Openfinance Network’s Form D Filing Explained...
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World Chess to Launch Securitize-Powered Digital Securities Offering - The Tokenist ( 11/24/2019 - 10:11am
World Chess to Launch Securitize-Powered Digital Securities Offering The Tokenist
World Chess to Launch Securitize-Powered Digital Securities Offering ( 11/24/2019 - 10:08am
World Chess , the company responsible for broadcasting the World Chess Championships, has announced a “hybrid IPO”. First, a Digital Securities Offering (DSO) will take place in 2020, with a subsequent IPO via London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). World Chess Using Blockchain for a Tokenized Offering Explained World Chess is a media outlet...
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UK Taskforce: Virtual Currencies are Property Under UK Law ( 11/23/2019 - 2:42pm
The United Kingdom’s (UK) jurisdiction taskforce of the LawTech Delivery Panel recently published a lengthy report concerning the legal classification of digital assets. According to the document, virtual currencies and smart contracts are both covered under existing UK law, and virtual currencies fall under the category of property. Are...
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US Senators: Facebook’s Libra, Stablecoins are Securities Under Existing Law ( 11/22/2019 - 3:30pm
On November 21st 2019, a bipartisan group of US Senators proposed a new bill, titled the “ Management Stablecoins are Securities Act of 2019 ”. If approved, the legislation would make ‘managed stablecoins’ — to include Libra — securities, and subject to a number of additional regulatory hurdles. The New US Legislation Claiming Libra is a Security...
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Deutsche Börse, Swisscom Settle Tokenized Shares Using Blockchain ( 11/21/2019 - 2:30pm
On November 19th 2019, Swisscom announced a successful proof of concept involving Deutsche Börse, Falcon Private Bank, Vontobel, and Zürcher Kantonalbank. The group collaborated to jointly settle tokenized securities using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). How Deutsche Börse and Swisscom Settled Securities via DLT DLT can bring significant...
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What Happens to ICO Issuers Who Can’t Pay SEC Penalties? ( 11/21/2019 - 7:41am
A growing number of companies which — over the last three years — leveraged the ICO to raise funds have been hit with securities violations from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). With a crashed cryptocurrency market, some companies that have settled with the SEC are starting to miss previously agreed upon refund deadlines as part...
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Fidelity Digital Assets Can Now Facilitate Bitcoin Custody and Transactions ( 11/19/2019 - 5:50pm
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Will Ether Remain a Commodity After Ethereum 2.0 Upgrade? - The Tokenist ( 11/17/2019 - 9:15pm
Will Ether Remain a Commodity After Ethereum 2.0 Upgrade? The Tokenist
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Will Ether Remain a Commodity After Ethereum 2.0 Upgrade? ( 11/17/2019 - 8:48pm
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Report: STOs are Feasible in Germany, but Face Two Key Challenges ( 11/14/2019 - 6:30pm
Recent research led by Prof. Dr. Philip Sandner highlights the current state of the security token industry in Germany. While there are certainly signs of support and growth, there remain two key obstacles that the industry must overcome in order to accelerate security token adoption. The Security Token Industry in Germany Explained Security...
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Japan Joins Asian Security Token Market Through iSTOX ( 11/14/2019 - 12:28pm
On November 14th 2019, Japan-based firm Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings announced an investment in developing security token platform iSTOX. The investment is anticipated to result in a higher rate of security token adoption in Japan and could even lead to Japan’s own security token exchange in the future. Details Concerning Tokai Tokyo’s...
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UPRETS to Tokenize Luxury Oosten Property in Brooklyn ( 11/13/2019 - 7:22pm
On November 12th 2019, security token issuance platform UPRETS announced plans to tokenize a luxury real estate project in Brooklyn. The Oosten Property, located in the Williamsburg neighborhood, will soon be available to fractionally own thanks to the benefits of blockchain technology. The Tokenization of the Oosten Property Explained The Oosten...
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Via East West Capital Brings Security Tokens to Legend Siam Theme Park ( 11/10/2019 - 3:10pm
On November 9th 2019, Via East West Capital (VEWC) announced a Security Token Offering featuring Legend Siam Theme Park , a cultural theme park in Thailand. The STO will be powered by VEWC’s own private blockchain, where a Reg D filing was made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Thai Theme Park Security Token Offering...
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The SEC Received Over $4.3 Billion from Penalties in 2019 ( 11/06/2019 - 2:44pm
According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Annual Report for the fiscal year 2019, more than $4.3 billion were collected due to disgorgement and penalties. Out of the funds collected, approximately $1.2 billion were returned to harmed investors. The SEC’s 2019 Annual Report Explained 2019 was a busy year for the SEC. The...
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tZERO Q&A on the UK’s First Real Estate-backed Security Token Offering ( 11/05/2019 - 6:59pm
On October 30th 2019, security token platform tZERO announced a deal with Alliance Investments to tokenize the River Plaza, a luxury 180-unit residential development. The River Plaza will constitute the United Kingdom’s (UK) first-ever real estate-backed Security Token Offering (STO). Recently, The Tokenist connected with tZERO to gain a further...
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UK Tax Authority: Cryptocurrencies Are Not Money ( 11/05/2019 - 3:00pm
The United Kingdom’s (UK) tax, payments, and customs agency — Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)— has updated its stance on digital asset taxation. Notably, cryptocurrencies will not be taxed as money, though certain taxes will still apply on a case-by-case basis. Crypto Taxes in the UK Explained HMRC has released a digital asset tax...
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Polymath: Building Purpose-Built Infrastructure for Security Tokens - The Tokenist ( 11/05/2019 - 11:20am
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Polymath: Building Purpose-Built Infrastructure for Security Tokens ( 11/05/2019 - 11:13am
Derek Edward Schloss, Director of Strategy at the Security Token Academy and Host of “ Security Token Stories ,” the industry’s leading security token podcast, recently sat down with Thomas Borrel, Chief Product Officer and Adam Dossa, Head of Blockchain of Polymath , a security token platform that aims to make the creation, issuance, and...
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Study: Europe has the Largest Security Token Ecosystem in the World ( 11/03/2019 - 1:15pm
The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center teamed up with BlockState to identify emerging trends among the nascent security token industry. Their research suggests Europe currently has the largest security token ecosystem in the world, with more companies than any other jurisdiction. The United States leads the space in other categories however, to...
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Equisafe Provides Update on France’s First Real Estate-backed STO, has 15 Tokenizations Planned ( 11/02/2019 - 11:00am
Bilal El Alamy is the CEO of Equisafe, a digital investment bank which managed France’s first-ever real estate-backed Security Token Offering, the AnnA Villa. Recently, El Alamy provided updates on both the current status of the AnnA Villa’s tokenization as well as additional tokenizations scheduled to take place in the coming 6 to 9 months...
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Harbor Becomes First Blockchain Company with Transfer Agent and Broker-Dealer Licenses ( 11/01/2019 - 3:00pm
On October 31st 2019, Harbor announced its receipt of a transfer agent license from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The license will enable Harbor to maintain records of stock ownership and dividends paid out to investors. Harbor’s Transfer Agent License Explained Harbor is continuing its development in becoming a one-stop-shop...
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Fundament will Use Tezos for Security Token Issuance ( 11/01/2019 - 12:00am
The Fundament Group, a Germany-based security token platform, will now use the Tezos blockchain for security token issuance. As part of the deal, the Tezos Foundation also invested an undisclosed amount in Fundament. Fundament’s Partnership with Tezos Explained Earlier this month, Fundament announced a partnership with Bauwens to tokenize $7...
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Alliance Investments Leverages tZERO and Tezos to Tokenize Luxury UK Real Estate ( 10/30/2019 - 3:00pm
As of October 30th 2019, tZERO announced a partnership with Alliance Investments to tokenize more than $600 million worth of real estate. First to be tokenized will be the River Plaza, a 180-unit luxury residential development situated in Manchester, United Kingdom (UK). tZERO and Alliance Investments to Tokenize UK Real Estate Explained Per the...
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Paxos Granted SEC Green Light to Settle Equities on a Blockchain ( 10/30/2019 - 11:51am
On October 28th 2019, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) granted a no-action letter to Paxos Trust Company. Paxos is gearing up to settle equity securities using blockchain technology. The news marks the third no-action letter by the SEC this year. Paxos No-Action Letter from the SEC Explained Paxos’ no-action letter from...
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5 Years From Now The ‘Average Portfolio’ Will Have Digital Assets, Says Custodial Bank ( 10/29/2019 - 9:09am
Jay Biancamano, managing director of digital product and development at State Street, recently said in an interview that the ‘average portfolio’ will include digital assets in 5 years. More illiquid assets like real estate, intellectual property, or even art will soon be a staple when tokenized. When will tokenized assets become the ‘new normal’...
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$600 Million Luxury Hotel In London To Be Tokenized ( 10/28/2019 - 8:28am
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$600 Million Luxury Hotel in London to be Tokenized ( 10/28/2019 - 5:00am
Liquefy, a blockchain technology provider, has recently announced a deal to tokenize a luxury hotel located in London. The deal has a reported total of $1 billion worth of real estate assets in the pipeline, awaiting tokenization. The Tokenization of a Luxury Hotel in London Explained Liquefy is a technology provider for the issuance and...
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Ontario Regulatory Green Lights First Security Token Startup ( 10/27/2019 - 12:59pm
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is green lighting TokenGX’s request to facilitate secondary-market trading of security tokens. The platform will be released as a pilot program supporting security tokens until 2021. The Ontario Securities Commission has approved a security token trading platform for Ontario residents only. The pilot program...
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Lithuania Issues STO Guidelines, says “STOs are Taking Over ICOs” ( 10/22/2019 - 10:18am
The Bank of Lithuania has issued guidelines to improve regulatory clarity and investor protection when it comes to digital assets. The Bank says digital assets which have features of financial instruments— such as security tokens— must abide by both European Union (EU) and national legislative requirements. Lithuania and Security Token Regulations...
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Tokyo Real Estate to be Tokenized Before 2020 Olympics ( 10/21/2019 - 5:48pm
On October 20th 2019, Tokyo-based Lead Real Estate announced plans to fund several real estate projects via tokenized offerings prior to the upcoming Olympic games in Japan. The company will leverage technology provider Securitize to tokenize both condominiums and hotels. Lead Real Estate and Securitize in Japan Explained Lead Real Estate has...
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Fidelity Launches Cryptocurrency Custody Services ( 10/21/2019 - 11:29am
Announced through an interview with the Financial Times, Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson said her firm will launch digital asset custody services. The move stems from interest by existing clients and marks the firm’s transition from dabbling in cryptocurrencies “just for fun” to a legitimate service for an asset class which, Johnson says, is not...
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SEC Publishes BSTX Security Token Exchange Rulebook ( 10/20/2019 - 9:51am
Announced October 17th 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a rulebook for security token trading. The rulebook was created by the Boston Security Token Exchange (BSTX). The BSTX Security Token Rulebook Explained Back in May of 2019, BSTX submitted a rulebook to the SEC concerning the regulated trading of security...
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