EDUCATION  |  02.24.19  |  Cryptosumer

If you want mass crypto adoption, you need trust, says PwC partner

In order to sell something to the masses, it must be standardized so people will trust it. In that sense, compliance and regulation are good things. PricewaterhouseCoopers expects to see institutionalization across the entire crypto spectrum. As more investors are entering the space, lawyers are busy with crypto and blockchain-related requests and governments are working to regulate it all.

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EDUCATION  |  02.23.19  |  Coinspeaker

Will 2019 be in favor of security token offerings?

Security tokens can accelerate the democratization of venture capital. Blockchain technology and smart contracts introduced an efficient means to raise capital without the use of intermediaries. Security tokens allow companies to raise capital without having to turn to investment banks and stock exchanges—as we’ve seen with businesses like Securitize, Polymath and Harbor, along with completely “tokenized” funds such as Spice VC.

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NEWS  |  02.22.19  |  Crowdfund Inside

Fincross preps launch of blockchain-based investment bank

Fincross is building a plethora of financial products based on proprietary distributed ledger technology (DLT). The bank claims it will “revolutionize” digital assets for both institutional and individual investors and will enable clients to transact with instant settlement on a peer-to-peer basis.

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NEWS  |  02.22.19  |  CryptoVibes

New coin backed by physical diamonds is set to reshape the stablecoins’ market

The new coin will provide liquidity to investors. Traditionally, you could buy diamonds and add them to your portfolio. But when it comes to selling, challenges arise with too many fees and extensive discounts involved resulting in loss of considerable amounts. With the coin, investors can sell fractions of their diamond portfolio within the liquidity pool of the entire crypto market.

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NEWS  |  02.16.19  |  CryptoGlobe

ICOs raised 95% less in January 2019 than in their best month

Due to the large number of scams orchestrated under the guise of ICOs, and the lack of proper regulations for the crowdfunding method, many companies have introduced security token offerings. These are regulated token offerings that allow investors to acquire crypto assets which are backed by real-world assets such as stocks, debts, commodities, and real estate.

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NEWS  |  02.15.19  |  The Hill

Iran faces a long road before using blockchain to evade U.S. sanctions

Tehran’s central bank has the ambition to launch a national cryptocurrency, but the effort remains at the experimental stage. Some recent media reports claim that Iran has “launched” a state cryptocurrency based on gold called the Peyman. What really is happening, however, is less dramatic, but it does signal Iran’s strategic intent to use blockchain technology to develop long-term sanctions resistance.

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NEWS  |  02.11.19  |  TheCryptoUpdates

Up close with Steve Grossman, CEO of Planet Digital Partners

Planet Digital Partners (PDP) represents an all-star team of video game industry leaders including the founder of Taking 2/Grand Theft Auto, and Saber Interactive, the developer of Halo, Quake, and NBA Playgrounds. PDP is a blockchain-centric video game publisher providing investment opportunities via a security token offering for a portfolio of games in development that will cover all major platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile.

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NEWS  |  02.11.19  |  PR Newswire

Elevated Returns and Securitize to tokenize USD $1B of real estate on Tezos, will build new compliant security token issuance standards

Elevated Returns (ER), a financial group focused on digitizing traditional financial assets, has selected Tezos as the blockchain on which to offer its fully compliant tokenized real-estate offerings to qualified investors. ER has a pipeline of real assets in excess of USD $1B targeted for these future token issuances. Best known for its tokenization of the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, which raised USD $18 million through tokenization, ER is a leader in security token issuance.

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EDUCATION  |  02.11.19  |  Yahoo

Five trends in crowdfunding to watch in 2019

Crowdfunding has been recognized as one of the most typical methods of fundraising for technological products, assisting millions of innovators in bringing their ideas into the market. Given the exponential growth of cryptocurrencies within the last few years, crowdfunding has attained new milestones and an increasingly promising prospect.

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NEWS  |  02.09.19  |  Securities.io

TribeOS STO details released

The blockchain-based marketing platform TribeOS announced the start of the FIRE STO. As one of the first federally approved STOs launched in Bermuda, the project has the attention of the entire crypto community. The news also signals a continued push by Bermudian officials to welcome more blockchain startups into their market.

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EDUCATION  |  02.09.19  |  Dapp Life

Are security token offerings (STOs) crypto’s next big thing?

Hype has been building for the past few months for what many believe could be crypto’s next ICO-style craze: STOs.. Replacing the unregulated frenzy of ICOs with a new wave of regulatory-compliant tokens blending elements from cryptocurrency and traditional stocks, many are predicting STOs will be big news in the very near future.

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NEWS  |  02.07.19  |  Bitcoinist

Swiss stock exchange to launch its own security token this year

Switzerland’s Stock Exchange (SIX) wants to have its own security token offering in the second half of 2019. This would coincide with the launch of its SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) platform for trading digital assets. SDX is likely to begin by offering trading in selected stocks, followed by other stocks, bonds, and potentially exchange-traded funds. Previously, the exchange has stated that SDX will enable tokenization of existing securities and other non-bankable assets.

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NEWS  |  02.04.19  |  Cryptovest

Wyoming lawmakers pass bill recognizing cryptos as legal property

Wyoming has become the first U.S. state to recognize cryptocurrencies as legal property and subject them to some of the rules governing fiat money. A bill titled “Digital Assets” was passed by local lawmakers in a 28-1 vote last Thursday. According to the state legislature website, the document formally classifies cryptocurrencies into three categories: digital consumer assets, digital securities, and virtual currencies.

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