Tagged: security tokens

Former Fintech Lead at Milken Institute, Jackson Mueller Takes New Role at Digital Asset Firm Securrency

Jackson Mueller has long been a key voice and industry participant in the policy realm in regards to the Fintech ecosystem. Until recently, Mueller was the Associate Director, Fintech Program at the Milken Institute, Center for Financial Markets. Mueller’s reports have long been a solid… Read More

Blockchain enabled Security Tokens Outperformed the Average of Major US Indices including Dow Jones, S&P 500, Nasdaq in June 2020, Driven by Overstock

Jonah Schulman, head of marketing at Security Token Market, notes that the “main catalyst” for the substantial growth in the security token market, during June 2020, was the 96% surge in the Overstock (OSTKO) security token trading on tZERO. Schulman pointed out that at the… Read More

Aggregate Security Token Market Cap Increased Over 45% (Month-to-Month) to Nearly $145 Million in June 2020: Report

The Security Token Group (STG) has published the Security Token Market Report for June 2020. The team at STG claims that during the past 6 months, there’s been substantial growth in the blockchain-based security token sector. In May 2020, tZERO, the leading ATS in the… Read More

Security Tokens: Kaspersky Confirms Security of Tokeny Solutions Smart Contract Protocol

Security tokenization platform Tokeny Solutions has announced today that a review by well-known cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has “confirmed” the overall security of its smart contract protocol – the Token for Regulated EXchanges or T-REX. Tokeny Solutions is a primary issuance platform for digital assets that… Read More

Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, a Huobi Japan Investor, to Launch Security Token Exchange

Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, a Japanese financial services holding company headquartered in Chūō, Tokyo with over 82 billion JPY in annual revenue, is planning to establish a security token exchange. Tokai Tokyo, which is primarily involved in offering brokerage services via its subsidiary Tokai Tokio… Read More

University Faculty Members from China and Singapore Make Disclosure Recommendations for Cryptocurrency Token Issuers

  The cryptocurrency market reached all-time highs of more than $800 billion during the initial coin offering (ICO) craze of 2017-2018. There were many huge scams carried out during this time, which involved seemingly promising, but too good to be true companies like BitConnect. While… Read More

Average Security Token Return by Asset Down -0.90% for May 2020, but Growth of Market Continues: Report

Jonah Schulman, head of marketing at Security Token Market, published a report last month in which he noted that the average security token return was 8.99% for the month of April 2020. Meanwhile, a fund that tracks the three largest US indices, including the Dow… Read More

First Security Token Trading Marketplace Openfinance Network May Be in Transition

Security token trading platform Openfinance Network may be in the midst of an executive transition. While the company has not issued any public statements, LinkedIn profiles of founder and co-CEO Juan Hernandez and co-CEO James Stonebridge have recently changed. Stonebridge’s LinkedIn profile has been updated… Read More

Four Reasons Why Digital Security (Security Token) Liquidity Has Lagged

How fundamental misunderstandings about the function, behavior, and purpose of digital securities have stymied the path to liquidity — but there is hope… We’re nearly 18 months into the digital security (security token) market and it’s fair to say that meaningful liquidity hasn’t yet materialized…. Read More

Blockchain-based Security Tokens to be Considered Similar to Highly Liquid Securities, like Stocks, by Japan’s Regulators, Fintech Executive Explains

Norbert Gehrke, founder and representative director at Tokyo Fintech, an initiative that supports community-led innovation in Japan’s financial services sector, notes that the country’s economy and business transactions are still “highly paper-based.” Gehrke has worked as managing director at Goldman Sachs’ Technology Division and Barclays… Read More

Real Estate Token Market Continues to Record Gains, Up 4.27% in April 2020

  While still relatively small, the global real estate token market continues to record substantial gains. Its value increased by around 4.27% during April 2020, meanwhile, the largest securities tokens experienced losses for the same time period. The total market cap of security tokens dropped… Read More

GSX Group Launches Smart Security Platform for Tokenized Assets: GRID

The GSX Group, the company that operates the Gibraltar Stock Exchange and the Global Blockchain Exchange, has announced the launch of “GRID,” a platform to create and deploy “Smart Securities” or tokenized assets. The GRID is said to facilitate the tokenization of new and existing… Read More

Derek Edward Schloss, Director of Strategy at Security Token Academy, Argues that New Tokenization Projects are “Abstracting Away Blockchain’s Complexity”

Derek Edward Schloss, director of Strategy at the Security Token Academy, an organization focused on supporting the ongoing growth and development of tokenized digital assets, recently published a blog post highlighting several notable security token industry updates. He notes in a new report that Securitize,… Read More

STOKR Partners with Lemon Way Enabling Payment Gateway for Security Token Issuance

STOKR S.A. has partnered with payment platform Lemon Way S.A.S, thus allowing for registration with the French financial regulator Autorité de Control Prudentiel et de Resolution (ACPR) as payment service agent (a​gent prestataire de services de paiement​). STOKR is now subject to the supervision of… Read More

Instant Trading: Securitize Now Facilitates Immediate P2P Digital Security Trading that is Regulatory Compliant

Securitize, a digital asset primary issuance platform, is now facilitating instant trading of digital securities. According to a release, Securitize can now enable peer to peer trading of digital securities with zero counterparty risk that is fully compliant. “Instant Access” uses Securitizes “DS Protocol” to… Read More

Singapore’s Inland Revenue Authority Says it Won’t Collect Taxes on Cryptocurrency Airdrops or Hard Forks

Singapore’s tax authority, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), confirmed that it will not be collecting taxes on airdropped cryptocurrency, provided that the recipients get them  for free. As noted in an income tax treatment guide, released on April 17, 2020, the IRAS clarified… Read More

Thor Chan: Atomic Asset Exchange CEO Explains why Company’s Trading Platform Leverages LSEG Tech, Also Used by London Stock Exchange

We recently caught up with the developers of the Atomic Asset Exchange (AAX), a Malta-based cryptocurrency trading platform that’s powered by LSEG technology, which is a part of the London Stock Exchange Group. Thor Chan, the CEO at AAX, explained why his company’s exchange platform… Read More

Digital Assets: tZERO Adds Support for Tezos Blockchain

Overstock‘s (NASDAQ:OSTK) subsidiary tZERO has added support for the Tezos blockchain. Recently, Tezos has seen renewed interest in its public blockchain specifically from digital securities issuers. tZero is a digital asset platform and the addition of Tezos marks the first blockchain outside of Ethereum supported… Read More

Real Estate Security Tokens (RESTs) Continue to Acquire Market Share: Report

The emerging Real Estate Security Token (REST) ecosystem has been experiencing steady growth and development this year. Three new real estate properties were listed on RealT, a tokenization platform, last month. Real estate token trading reportedly doubled in March 2020 (when compared to the previous… Read More

Tuhina Singh, Founder of Digital Securities Platform Propine, Shares Vision for the Future of Digital Assets

Propine Seeks to Power the Future of Digital Assets Singapore has long been a leader in Fintech. Innovative financial services have benefited from a supportive regulatory regime and an entrepreneurial population. Singapore is also a highly business-friendly, low tax jurisdiction and has emerged as a… Read More

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