EDUCATION  |  12.01.18  |  The Tokenist

STOs v. ICOs: What’s the difference?

ICOs were all the rage in 2017 and early 2018, raising billions upon billions of dollars. But a disproportionate number of these projects failed to deliver. With ICOs falling to the wayside amid legal concerns, a new token offering model is on the horizon: security token offerings. Learn the crucial difference between these two models.

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NEWS  |  12.02.18  |  Filthy Lucre

Fidelity Investments looks to expand its digital asset trading

Fidelity Investments revealed at the Block FS conference in New York that it’s looking to expand its institutional cryptocurrency asset platform to now include trading services for the top five to seven cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. The platform is expected to be launched next year.

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NEWS  |  11.27.18  |  SludgeFeed

Coinbase and Ripple back security token startup ‘Securitize’

Securitize, a San Francisco-based startup that assists companies with tokenizing assets and traditional securities, has closed a $12.75 million Series A round led by Blockchain Capital, with notable participation from Coinbase Ventures and Ripple’s Xpring Fund. The startup wants to tokenize the $7 trillion securities industry to improve transparency and liquidity.

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NEWS  |  11.27.18  |  The Tokenist

Patrick Byrne and Overstock.com go all-in on security tokens

Founder Patrick Byrne is planning to sell Overstock.com and direct his full attention to the blockchain industry. Byrne’s most anticipated project in the blockchain space is the developing security token exchange tZero. The platform raised $134 million during its initial offering and aims to operate under SEC approval within months.

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NEWS  |  11.27.18  |  CoinDesk

Harbor launches tokenized equity purchases with real estate offering

Blockchain startup Harbor has officially launched its security token compliance platform and is moving to offer digitized shares in a high-rise building located in South Carolina, an apartment block called The Hub at Columbia. Investors can now register to buy the 955 shares—represented by 955 tokens—available at a cost of $21,000 apiece.

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NEWS  |  11.27.18  |  Cryptonews

Security tokens industry got a boost from investors

Securitize, a compliance platform for issuing and managing digitized securities on the blockchain, has raised $12.75 million in funding led by Blockchain Capital with other investors including Coinbase Ventures, Global Brain, NXTP, OK Blockchain Capital, and Xpring. The close of this Series A funding round comes ahead of Securitize’s plans to launch a digital security offering (DSO—another name for STO) in 2019.

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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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