Tagged: saft

Co-Founder Rafael Cosman: TrustToken Is an Asset Tokenization Platform Backed by Real Assets that Democratize Access Both to Investment Opportunities & Capital

In late January, TrustToken, a global platform for tokenizing fiat currencies and real-world assets backed by Stanford-StartX, FJ Labs, and BlockTower Capital, launched TrueUSD, reportedly the first fiat-backed stablecoin to offer token-holders legally protected certificates of ownership of US Dollars. Co-founded by CTO Rafael Cosman, CEO… Read More

Marco Santori Departs Cooley to Join Blockchain as President & Chief Legal Officer

Marco Santori, formerly a Partner at Cooley, LLP and author of the controversial SAFT or Simple Agreement for Future Tokens, has joined Blockchain as President and Chief Legal Officer.  In the past, Santori has been labeled “the Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers” by some and… Read More

Everybody is Going to Do It: Indiegogo / Microventures Lists first Initial Coin Offering with Fan Controlled Football League

The opportunity is simply too strong to resist. The rapid rise of tokenized securities and the booming initial coin offering market is compelling crowdfunding platforms to reposition provide issuers the platform they demand. As the United States is the top ICO issuer in the world,… Read More

ICOs: The Dual Token Conundrum

It is clear that the SEC is going to do an enforcement action against a number of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), and the people who are selling utility tokens to investors for Bitcoin or Ether cryptocurrencies. Most ICOs are conducted by companies that have not… Read More

Cardozo Blockchain Project Publishes New SAFT Approach for ICOs, Provides Regulatory Alternative for Nascent Token Market

The Cardozo Blockchain Project is an initiative from Cardozo Law School that seeks to address the legal issues and challenges related to Blockchain technology and the fast emerging Initial Coin Offering market. The project is directed by Prof. Aaron Wright but includes the input and… Read More

The SEC, the ICO and Avoiding the ICU: A Call for Leadership and Action

As a securities lawyer and a sometimes advocate for smart regulation of capital formation, I must confess: When it comes to addressing the current state of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) marketplace, I believe that market participants face a crisis of growing proportions. No Hype… Read More

Joshua Klayman Shares Her Perspective on Marco Santori’s White Paper on SAFTs

Marco Santori, Fintech Team Leader at the law firm of Cooley LLP, has published a white paper tackling the issue of “Simple Agreement for Future Tokens” or SAFTs – the widely used structure for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Santori proposes a path toward a compliant framework… Read More

Filecoin ICO Closes at Over $200 Million Raised

Yesterday, the inaugural Initial Coin Offering (ICO) hosted on CoinList, Filecoin, closed at over $200 million raised. Crowdfund Insider reported at the end of August that two Form D’s were filed with the SEC indicating Filecoin probably closed at around $210 million. While the ICO… Read More

The Filecoin ICO Has Raised Over $200 Million. How Much Higher Can it Go?

The FileCoin Initial Coin Offering, listed on Coinlist, now stands at over $200 million invested. FileCoin is already one of the largest ICO’s ever having quickly raised this incredible sum. After a temporary pause and a bumpy start on Coinlist caused by excess demand, Filecoin… Read More

Protocol Labs Raises $52 Million in Filecoin “Advisor Sale” ICO, Public Offering is Available Now on CoinList

CoinList is an ICO Platform Backed by AngelList Protocal Labs is reporting it has raised $52 million in an “Advisor Sale” of its Filecoin token. The Initial Coin Offering is (ICO) is live now and open for investment by accredited investors. Protocol Labs was founded in… Read More