NEWS  |  04.20.19  |  Crypto Briefing

Real estate tokens are coming to Tezos

Widespread digitization of property in the massive $217 trillion real estate market could be transformative for the global economy. Property rights can be hard to prove in developing nations, where ownership can suddenly change hands unbeknownst to a home’s tenants. The immutable nature of blockchains guarantees property ownership, and token flexibility could potentially liquidate capital locked up in a home.

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NEWS  |  04.20.19  |  The Tokenist

Overstock’s tZERO fails to meet closing date of GSR and Makara Capital $100 million investment

tZERO Chairman Patrick Byrne informed investors that the investment involving both Makara Capital and GSR Capital had missed its deadline. The $100 million raise was agreed upon in February and expected to close by mid-April. According to Byrne, tZERO is “not under any exclusivity with Makara or GSR and has retained advisors to pursue parallel alternatives.”

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NEWS  |  04.15.19  |  The Tokenist

U.S. bank CEOs get grilled by Congress on blockchain technology

For the first time since the financial crisis in 2008, CEOs from America’s largest banks testified before the House Financial Services Committee of the United States Congress. In particular, Representative Warren Davidson (R-OH) inquired as to the banks’ current thoughts on the integration of blockchain and finance.

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NEWS  |  04.14.19  |  The Tokenist

A new STO will allow investors to purchase tokenized SpaceX stocks

There’s been much discussion over the idea of tokenized stocks. DX.Exchange, for example, has been actively trying to tokenize many of the top stocks and bring them to the Ethereum blockchain. Although many of these ideas are still in the works, there’s now a tangible project that will bring the idea to fruition: Ambisafe will be releasing a new fund that will purchase SpaceX stocks and offer them to potential cryptocurrency investors.

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EDUCATION  |  04.14.19  |  CoinCodex

STOs, the path to cryptocurrency mass adoption?

Since the first initial coin offering (ICO) was held in July 2013, ICOs have raised an astounding $10 billion. But the days of the ICO are over... Too many people think of them as scams. Yet companies still need to raise money. Enter the STO—a way to raise money that has the potential to be far more secure, and, for the first time, legally open to the big players: institutional investors.

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NEWS  |  04.13.19  |  Benzinga

BlockPark Technologies unveils lucrative Las Vegas project

BlockPark Technologies unveiled one of the more lucrative high tech real estate projects in the Las Vegas area, called the DT57 Towers. The development is located in downtown Las Vegas, and presents a unique investment opportunity utilizing the company’s proprietary decentralized property management software and unique real estate investment platform. The project is looking for accredited investors to purchase BLOK tokens through a security token offering (STO) sale.

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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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