EDUCATION  |  12.16.18  |  The Real Deal

How building owners are seeking new sources of capital via blockchain

Just as investors in real estate investment trusts can buy shares that represent an ownership stake in a piece of large trophy assets, a digital security token offering functions much the same way. Known as "tokenization," companies are trying to pioneer a system for trading ownership shares in real estate using blockchain technology and REITs as the vehicle.

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NEWS  |  12.12.18  |  Cryptovest

AMB crypto accepted in security token offering in shipping and trade

The decentralized IoT (internet of things) network for next-generation supply-chains Ambrosus has teamed up with global digital shipping marketplace SHIPNEXT to allow its AMB coin to increase its STO. The deal marks an industry-first use case for a digital currency to be accepted as a legitimate contribution in an STO.

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NEWS  |  12.12.18  |  Cryptovest

QuantmRe launches security token backed by property assets

QuantmRe, which operates a blockchain-based real estate trading platform, announced on Tuesday the launch of the EQRE security token that allows qualified investors to get exposure to fractional equity interests in U.S. residential properties. The diversified pool of fractional interests ensures a high degree of liquidity in this U.S. property asset class, which totals $31.8 trillion.

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NEWS  |  12.12.18  |  Forbes

4 major blockchain trends to watch for in 2019

While some may lament the entry of regulators in 2018, clamping down on ICO projects and putting in place strict frameworks for compliance, these are signs of a market maturing. Speculators aside, industry experts knew the Wild West of Crypto was only a transitionary phase, and the time has come to focus on holistic, sustainable growth with real, tangible benefits.

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EDUCATION  |  12.11.18  |  The Tokenist

Be patient with security token expectations, says HyperLink Capital

The digital wrapper provided by tokenization offers a wealth of benefits. It’s already experienced implementation in the traditional financial securities sector, to include luxury property, REITs, equity, investment funds, and fine art ownership. Such an atmosphere has created a significant buzz around security tokens. Many perceive they will go on to seriously disrupt the capital markets industry in the near-future.

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EDUCATION  |  12.09.18  |  The Tokenist

Bill Gates: We are “compelled” to transition to a digital financial system

Gates highlights how the world’s poorest people do have assets: their intellect, labor, and their savings. However, the lack of financial infrastructure in the developing world exploits these assets, as opposed to allowing these individuals to see their full benefits. But a digital financial system would bring a much needed change.

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EDUCATION  |  12.07.18  |  Forbes

The rise of the stable coins: Will they be the next to endure regulatory scrutiny from the SEC?

A “stable coin” is a cryptocurrency that is pegged to another stable asset, like gold or the U.S. dollar, but is not tied to a central bank. This allows for using cryptocurrency to pay for everyday things. As the cryptocurrency markets continue to sink, stable coins are mushrooming like there's no tomorrow. It will probably only be a matter of time before the SEC turns its attention to this class of digital assets.

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EDUCATION  |  12.07.18  |  Nasdaq.com

Transforming FinTech: A global approach to the security tokens movement

Despite current setbacks in the cryptocurrency market, the security token movement remains a bastion of optimism for blockchain and finance industry actors. With an estimated addressable market of $500 trillion, security tokens are an attractive prospect for many. But to unlock the full potential of this tremendous new asset class, industry collaboration—on a global scale—will be necessary

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EDUCATION  |  12.07.18  |  The Tokenist

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: “I’m not going to change rules just to fit a technology”

Jay Clayton officially took office in May 2017. When he was sworn in, he wasn’t asked a single question related to blockchain or cryptocurrencies. Now, a common debate concerning regulations centers upon security tokens. Some believe that tokenized securities need new laws—but Clayton has consistently implied that security tokens are subject to the existing securities laws as established by his commission.

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NEWS  |  12.07.18  |  Cryptovest

Tokeny and Security Token Network team up on STO initiative

Luxembourg-based fintech company Tokeny has teamed up with Security Token Network to provide end-to-end STO services and foster the industry’s development and mass adoption. The strategic partnership will see Tokeny deliver issuance solutions including token management, deployment, and governance. For its part, Security Token Network will be responsible for the planning, project execution, marketing, and fundraising needed for an STO.

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