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  |

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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NEWS  |  02.02.19  |  Cryptonews

Crypto in 2019: Main trends in token sales

In the first 11 months of 2018, token sales as a whole (including private sales and venture capital) totalled $23.3 billion. However, given recent volatility and bearish sentiment, the new year is set to change how the ICO market is structured, with stablecoins and security tokens gaining in prominence, and with individual investors increasingly forced to pay more attention to the long-term prospects of new projects.

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NEWS  |  02.01.19  |  Crowdfund Insider

tZero’s brokerage partner Dinosaur is part of a group that operates an FCA regulated digital challenger bank

When tZERO announced the commencement of trading it “buried” the fact that Dinosaur is also a digital-only challenger bank. The digital banking sector of Fintech is red hot, especially in the U.K.. Pretty much everyone understands that the bank of the future exists solely on your iPhone or Android device … except for some of the traditional banks.

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NEWS  |  02.01.19  |  City & State NY

Can New York lead in cryptocurrency?

With recent developments in the sector, the outlook for attracting crypto startups to New York may soon be brighter. “A lot has changed in blockchain, a lot has changed in cryptocurrency,” Assemblyman Clyde Vanel said. “[Previously], we only were dealing with Bitcoin. There was no Litecoin, there was no Dash, there was no Zcash… There were no utility tokens, there were no security tokens.”

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NEWS  |  02.01.19  |  Coindesk

IBM completes blockchain trial tracking a 28-ton shipment of oranges

IBM has completed a trial of blockchain technology to track a 28-ton shipment of mandarin oranges from China to Singapore. The main shipping document, the bill of lading, was recorded on a blockchain. This document is normally mailed to all parties involved in the shipment, including banks providing trade financing. For the pilot, IBM created an electronic bill of lading, or e-BL, which helped reduce and speed up administrative processes “to just one second”—while the standard paper-based procedure takes five to seven days.

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NEWS  |  01.27.19  |  The Tokenist

Stock Exchange of Thailand announces plan to obtain “digital assets operating license,” will support tokenized securities

There is currently a race over which country will become the leading hub for the tokenized security sector. Although Singapore, the U.S., and Malta are some of the leaders of the pack in this regard, Thailand is also looking to enter this increasingly competitive marketplace and become a prime mover in this new cryptocurrency sector.

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