While there’s a growing body of work documenting this emerging industry, there’s still a fundamental asymmetry of information in the security token space… and public knowledge is still quite limited. In an effort to inform the public and industry partners, global consulting firm PwC has released a report—with the help of Swiss Crypto Valley Association—which analyzes the state of STOs and ICOs.Read Now
Security tokens are a multitrillion-dollar industry in the making. They offer the benefits of a blockchain-based asset… but with the security improvements crypto investors have been waiting for. Like stocks, they’ll be subject to securities regulations—offering investors more liquidity and transparency.
Below, you’ll find curated news on the most exciting developments in this sector... as well as articles to help you unravel the complex technology behind digital assets.
As you’ll see, the possibilities for this technology are endless...
Polymath and BMI Coinstreet Digital ally with STO Global-X to create end-to-end technology solutions for STOs
The end-to-end comprehensive platform for tokenization will arrange real world assets into several fractional ownerships using blockchain technology. This will give investors a digital marketplace for investment that is secure, transparent and inclusive. It’s strictly P2P—no middleman is involved, and the market is always up and running as it operates 24/7.Read Now
Brock Pierce’s predictions: Securities to create a quadrillion-dollar market, dApps to have millions of users, and gaming to trigger adoption
Early Bitcoin adopter Brock Pierce predicts that security tokens will give birth to a quadrillion dollar market, and we’ll see the further tokenization of the world’s fiat money, debt market, real estate, equities, and art. He also said, “STOs are designed for investors and can have many provisions that are there to protect market participants.”Read Now
At TOKEN2049, DX.Exchange CEO Daniel Skowronski announced the exchange would be launching its own digital security, to be called “In Good We Trust” (IGWT). This will allow investors to see first hand the many benefits of a digital security… including financial savings, security, efficiency, and liquidity.Read Now
People often confuse the benefits of crowdfunding and other existing market dynamics with those of security tokens. Here’s some clarity around the benefits of security tokens issued by private companies relative to the current market for private securities—plus some misconceptions surrounding security tokens.Read Now
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 phone will support a crypto wallet. There’s still no clarity on which coins would be supported, but the most dramatic effect so far has been seen in the Enjin Coin (ENJ), which is up more than 147% in a week. The coin spiked on rumors that it would partner with Samsung to become one of the first assets added and supported within the digital asset wallet.Read Now
Fincross International, a digital investment bank startup, sees an immense opportunity in security tokens, according to the company's deputy chief executive and chief strategy officer. The big difference between security tokens and cryptocurrencies is the former is issued through a centralized network in a regulated market, while the latter is unregulated… And security tokens will be much bigger—and will offer more stable returns—than cryptocurrencies.Read Now
Fidelity Digital Asset Services goes live, director says crypto prices “haven’t impacted” institutional investor onboarding
Institutional investing giant Fidelity spends a reported $2.5 billion each year on emerging technologies including artificial intelligence and blockchain. Its digital asset branch is now live and operational—with increasing institutional investor interest despite the industry’s current bear market. Fidelity’s research suggests this pattern will only continue.Read Now
The digital securities market suffers from the classic chicken and egg problem, where a lack of liquidity is keeping investors away from spending their capital, yet more investors are needed for liquidity to be generated. This has to do with the issue of investor accreditation, and how these old rules restrict the majority of retail investors from investment opportunities… which in turn prevents higher caliber businesses from raising capital via security token offerings.Read Now
Tokenized stocks provide digitized versions of existing shares in established companies. DX.Exchange, an EU-licensed corporation that uses Nasdaq’s matching engine technology, began offering these “digital stocks” in January. Specifically, it offers Google, Tesla, and Amazon shares via a partnership with Cyprus-based MPS Marketplace Securities.Read Now
On February 14, JP Morgan announced it would be launching a digital security called JPM Coin. The coin will be used to settle payments and transactions for the bank’s largest customers… instantly.Read Now
The Hong Kong-based market operator will offer tokenization services and a platform for trading security tokens, becoming the first licensed STO venue in Asia. It’s also licensed to trade cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies. The exchange is targeting both crypto-related companies planning an STO and traditional businesses seeking tokenization, achieving lower costs for companies wanting to bypass traditional exchanges.Read Now