NEWS  |  04.07.19  |  The Tokenist

Report: Security token offerings (STOs) increased by 130% in Q1 2019

According to recent data analysis by InWara, STOs experienced a notable surge in Q1 2019. With an increase of 130%—and a simultaneous drop in initial coin offerings (ICOs)—STOs are realizing their potential through real-world implementation… And the top four industries performing STOs were: 1) trading and investing (with seven); 2) the energy sector (with six); 3) financial services (with six); and 4) healthcare (with five).

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NEWS  |  04.07.19  |  BitcoinExchangeGuide

TradeCloud: Blockchain security token TC coins?

TradeCloud serves the metals industry, with plans to extend its services to the energy and agricultural sectors. The combined trade value in the three markets is in excess of $8 trillion per year—one of the largest untapped ecommerce opportunities today. Major problems in the industry affect communication, price discovery, and allocation of services. TC is currently involved in building communities and connecting the industry through its secure blockchain platform.

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NEWS  |  04.01.19  |  Coinspeaker

UAE is the next blockchain-crypto superpower

According to blockchain expert and professional tech researcher Gregory S. Mathew, the United Arab Emirates are the next superpower not only in the global economy, but in blockchain and crypto spheres as well. In fact, during Q1 2019, UAE based blockchain-crypto companies raised over $200 million in funds, according to a report by InWara.

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EDUCATION  |  04.04.19  |  The Block

Vitalik takes on Roubini in Seoul to defend crypto’s offer of anonymity and social change

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and renowned crypto skeptic Nouriel Roubini went head to head at the Deconomy Conference in South Korea in front of over 1,000 people to discuss the true value of digital assets. For those who weren’t fortunate enough to be present, here are the key points of debate at the much-awaited event, including whether crypto can really bypass governments… or be truly decentralized.

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NEWS  |  04.03.19  |  BitcoinExchangeGuide

Over 6 out of 10 high-profile digital companies are investing in blockchain

According to a recent report released by the identity management firm Okta, 61% of high-profile digital companies around the world invest in blockchain technology. The survey included 1,050 IT security and engineering decision makers from global companies around the world… with more than $1 billion in revenue. These decision makers are those in charge of making technology purchasing decisions in these firms.

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NEWS  |  04.01.19  |  coindesk

The SEC wants to hire a “crypto securities” advisor

According to a job posting on USAJobs, an official government jobs portal, the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets plans to hire the new legal expert in order to help develop a “comprehensive plan” to address crypto and digital asset securities. One of the key responsibilities of the new hire would be to apply their “knowledge of federal securities laws to digital asset securities and crypto matters.”

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EDUCATION  |  03.30.19  |  The Fintech Times

Digital securities: Crossing the chasm

In financial markets, the early stage investors are sophisticated enough to be able to take significant risk for large rewards… and wealthy enough to be able to meet high minimum investments associated with private markets. Ultimately, the capital markets want to broaden participation to benefit smaller investors and smaller cap companies.

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NEWS  |  03.30.19  |  The Tokenist

Securitize, others join hyperledger blockchain project

San Francisco-based security token issuance platform Securitize has raised more than $12 million to date. It has created the digital securities protocol, designed for the life-cycle management of security tokens… And now, Securitize has joined Hyperledger, the open source collaborative effort that aims to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies.

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NEWS  |  03.25.19  |  Mining Technology

Alternative financing for the mining industry: What are the options?

A striking trend in mining finance has been the emergence of crypto tokens as a form of funding.This tokenized financing is based on the intrinsic value of a mineral deposit or its production, with the tokens distributed via STOs. Once these tokens have been issued, they can be listed on third party exchanges to facilitate trading and liquidity.

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NEWS  |  03.25.19  |  GlobeNewswire

CurveBlock’s security token offering first to be accelerated by a commercial bank in the UK

Real estate development company CurveBlock uses blockchain and security tokens to share profits with investors. It just announced it’s the first security token company in the UK to be accepted into a commercial bank accelerator program, which reflects the paradigm shift in today's banking industry and the financial shifts taking place in this digital age.

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NEWS  |  03.25.19  |  Cryptosumer

Dubai-based crypto firm’s new product to allow real-world assets to be tokenized

A crypto company has launched a new product that focuses on the tokenization of real-world assets, such as property, art and commodities—a venture it believes will transform the way the world invests, trades and transfers value. The service will provide “all the tools needed to tokenize assets into security tokens,” including legal and technical expertise as well as sales and marketing strategies.

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NEWS  |  03.23.19  |

China doubles down anti-STO stance

Despite the digital securities sector’s rapid development, with ongoing global acceptance being witnessed, China has taken a firm stance against the industry. This comes in stark contrast to the nation’s past acceptance of blockchain technology. as China has been noted to have implemented blockchain in various industries ranging from mobility to supply chain management.

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EDUCATION  |  03.22.19  |  U.Today

10 major blockchain trends in 2019

It’s been more than 10 years since blockchain was introduced in Satoshi’s famed white paper. Since then, it’s expanded far beyond cryptocurrencies—with IBM, Oracle, Amazon, and other multibillion-dollar companies trying to capitalize on the disruptive technology. From the internet-of-things (IoT) convergence to startups for the unbanked… find out what major blockchain trends will define the current year.

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