NEWS  |  11.15.18  |  Cryptovest

John McAfee involved in tokenizing rare art

Tokenizing real-world value has been an idea making the circles in crypto space. From buildings to businesses or metal mining rights, offering to own a part through a cryptographic token is seen as a viable investment opportunity. But tokenizing artworks has also been a part of the business.

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NEWS  |  11.15.18  |  CryptoSlate

Investor rights and legal risks might make STOs the future of funding

The Wild West days of crypto funding are over. The initial excitement over ICOs seems to have faded as rapidly as it has started. When implementing an ICO, a company doesn’t have to sell equity, and users can buy tokens for use, making it beneficial for both parties. However, as utility tokens are not an investment in the company itself, the users aren’t entitled to anything from the company.

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EDUCATION  |  11.15.18  |  XBT Network

Security tokens and STOs are the next big front for the crypto industry

According to Daniel Masters, the chairman of the U.K-based CoinShares, STOs are going to be a big hit in a crypto industry that’s ready for its next wave after Bitcoin and Ethereum. STOs offer the added advantage of attracting greater liquidity as well as helping projects not worry about regulatory clampdowns.

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NEWS  |  11.15.18  |

SGX and Temasek invest in security token offerings platform

The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) and Temasek's subsidiary have invested in iSTOX, a capital markets platform where issuers can raise capital via security token offerings. The demands of the next generation of investors and issuers calls for a shift in how the process of capital funding will be approached.

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EDUCATION  |  11.14.18  |

The growth of security tokens in 2018

Charlie Xu is a former strategic managing director of Fenbushi Capital, China’s most active blockchain VC fund. He now acts as CEO and founder of Hashgard, a one-stop shop for the management of digital assets. Xu concluded that 2019 to be a “watershed year” for security tokens and holds that STO activity will evolve into a trillion-dollar industry by 2023.

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EDUCATION  |  11.14.18  |  The Tokenist

Former Fenbushi Capital executive: STOs to exceed $200 billion crypto market cap in 2019

STOs have the potential to overcome several drawbacks of ICOs, including regulatory uncertainty. Because security tokens represent a claim to an asset, such as equity, investors have rights and reassurance. This contrasts with utility tokens, which are sold on the understanding that they may be worth nothing—and that holders have zero claim to any sort of assets.

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NEWS  |  11.12.18  |  The Tokenist

Predictive sporting platform SportsLedger diverts from ICO to STO due to regulatory concerns

SportsLedger has officially announced plans to launch an STO. In early 2018, the company had announced plans for an ICO, which were soon halted due to regulatory concerns. Other companies are also likely to make the transition to STOs to ensure compliant offerings. Purchasers of the SportsLedger security token will be entitled to future dividends and, in the event of the company being sold or going public, a conversion into common equity will be possible.

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NEWS  |  11.08.18  |  Cryptonews

Ice cream and security tokens: Exploring new crypto trends

Even traditional businesses are launching STOs: “We already have all the technology, we have a great ice cream brand and we plan to expand all over the world. It’s very simple: people will get a percentage of sales, we planned around 2%. If you have the token, you get the royalty paid directly to you.”

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NEWS  |  11.06.18  |  CryptoGround

Experts believe security tokens are the future of the cryptocurrency industry

With the SEC’s recent hardline stance on unregulated ICOs, security token offerings (STOs) are now the only means for cryptocurrency crowdfunding in the United States. This places a lot more prominence on tokenized securities. Recently, many stakeholders have been expressing their confidence in the emerging security token paradigm.

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EDUCATION  |  11.06.18  |  Blockchain Magazine

How security tokens will disrupt traditional venture capital

Security tokens are expected to account for 80% (or $4 trillion) of the total global market cap (GMP) of cryptocurrency by 2025, with trading volume of these tokens exceeding $40 trillion for the same period. Tokenized securities will be recognized as legal securities under federal law, and therefore ownership protection will exist.

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NEWS  |  11.05.18  |

SpaceX alum’s crypto exchange will sell stock through security token offering

LXDX, the high-speed cryptocurrency exchange founded by a former SpaceX engineer, will issue stock through a security token offering (STO). LXDX will issue 5 million tokens that collectively represent a 10 percent ownership share in the exchange and will entitle token holders to 10 percent of the exchange’s quarterly adjusted gross revenue.

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EDUCATION  |  10.31.18  |  KnowTechie

Why the future of retail crypto investing belongs to STOs

The security token offering – or STO, as it’s being called – addresses the uncertainties of ICOs while embracing the fact that tokens are indeed securities. Like ICOs, STOs provide an innovative approach to capital funding, democratizing access to both capital for startups and investment, while providing much-needed transparency...

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EDUCATION  |  08.04.18  |  VentureBeat

The era of security tokens has begun

Cryptoassets are already coming of age. With the arrival of the security token offering (STO), the crypto space is beginning to reach an uncharted level of legitimacy in the financial community. We are about to witness perhaps even more disruption in markets and society than we’ve been promised. The STO is the safe, secure, and sensible answer to the ICO.

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