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STO: Neufund Receives Approval of Financial Monetary Authority in Liechtenstein, Offers First Compliant Blockchain based Offering to Retail Investors

Security token offering (STO) platform Neufund has received regulatory approval from the Financial Monetary Authority in Liechtenstein to offer securities to retail investors.  The first retail issuer on Neufund is Greyp, an electrical mobility platform that is backed by Porsche, Camel Group and T-mobile. Neufund… Read More

Blockstack Reports $23 Million Raised in First Reg A+ Token Offering

Blockstack, the first token issuer to have a Form 1-A approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has raised $23 million in their offering which included funds raised under Reg S for international investors. The final tally was revealed by Blockstack in a blog… Read More

National Exchange of Seychelles MERJ Opens Initial Public Offering of Tokenized Equity, STO Available to International Investors

MERJ, the national stock exchange of Seychelles, has kicked off its initial public offering (IPO) of tokenized equity. The digital asset is the first security token offering (STO) of a regulated stock exchange anywhere. The IPO values the 8-year old exchange at USD $25 million…. Read More

Following the Tokenization of a Property Investment, Smartlands Plans Tokenized “Disruptive Fund” Investing in Fintechs & More

This past June, Smartlands announced the first UK property to be tokenized and offered to investors. The crowdfunding platform now reports that the project has closed fully funded. The student accommodation in the UK sought £1 million for a 30% equity stake in a property… Read More

Interim Overstock CEO: tZERO Investigation by SEC “Almost Dormant”

An investigation by the SEC into a $134 million STO (security token offering) by Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) subsidiary tZERO seems “almost dormant,” Overstock interim CEO Jonathan Johnson told Fox Business this week. Johnson, stepped to helm Overstock, after long-time CEO and founder Patrick Byrne resigned August 22nd…. Read More

Seychelles: MERJ Exchange Works with Globacap to Offer Digital Securities to EU & UK Investors

MERJ Exchange, the national stock exchange of Seychelles, will partner with Globacap, a capital markets platform for digital securities, to offer tokenized assets to EU and UK investors. Globacap is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). MERJ will be offering securities in its… Read More

On the Second Anniversary of the DAO: The Token Universe’s Cat Food Moment

Recently we marked the second anniversary of the SEC’s issuance of an Investigative Report finding that the DAO Tokens were securities.   While this killed the hopes of those who had interpreted SEC silence to mean consent to the unregulated issuance of tokens, it still… Read More

Attorney Lewis Cohen of DLXLaw Discusses Pocketful of Quarters Digital Asset No Action Letter from SEC

DLXLaw, a boutique law firm that specializes in blockchain and smart contracts, recently helped a digital asset issuer receive a no-action letter (NAL) from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). By receiving the NAL, the issuer, Pocketful of Quarters, received an implicit green light to… Read More

Seychelles based Exchange MERJ Lists Own Tokenized Security, Public Offering to Follow

MERJ Exchange, formerly Trop-X Limited, has claimed the first-ever, fully compliant and regulated security token issued by a national stock exchange. MERJ is licensed by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority. As Crowdfund Insider reported last week, MERJ is an exchange for equities, debt, and derivatives… Read More

Seychelles: MERJ Exchange to List Open Own Security Token in Next Few Weeks

MERJ Exchange, the only licensed stock exchange in Seychelles, will be listing its own security token within the coming weeks thus becoming the first blockchain forward regulated exchange to practice what it preaches. MERJ is a member of IOSCO and adheres to FATF guidelines. The… Read More

Bitbond Regulated Security Token BB1 Becomes Tradable

Bitbond, a peer to peer lending platform that recently completed a security token offering for a bond-like security (BB1), has said the token is now tradable. In a tweet, Bitbond claimed the title of the first regulated EU security token to accomplish this feat. It… Read More

TokenMarket Closes Own STO at £240,000

TokenMarket, a Fintech operating under the watchful eye of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Fintech Sandbox, has completed its first security token offering (STO) for equity in the firm. TokenMarket set an initial funding goal of £150,000 but had stated it would have accepted several… Read More

Germany First: Fundament Approved by BaFin for Blockchain based €250 Million Real Estate Bond

Germany is on a bit of a securities token roll. Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider covered the launch of a blockchain-based investment platform for early-stage companies that has received regulatory approval. Today, the Fundament Group has announced a €250 Million blockchain-based real estate bond – blessed by… Read More

Attorney Doug Ellenoff Comments on Blockstack Reg A+ Offering: “Chameleon Tokens – sometimes they are securities and sometimes they are arguably not”

Blockstack has kicked off the first qualified Reg A+ token offering. Blockstack has reportedly worked closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to get the offering approved. Multiple issuers have been attempting to use the JOBS Act exemption to facilitate security token offerings due… Read More

Germany: BaFin Approves Next Security Token Offering as StartMark Seeks €50 Million

Germany’s security regulator the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has approved the prospectus of StartMark to pursue a security token offering (STO). The approval was received on July 15. This will be the 2nd STO receiving the blessing of BaFin as Bitbond recently became the… Read More

TokenMarket Security Token Offering Scheduled to Close on Monday

TokenMarket, part of the UK Financial Conduct Authority Sandbox program, is scheduled to close its own security token offering (STO) this coming Monday (July 22nd). TokenMarket launched its STO in early July seeking a max amount of £2 million. As it stands today, TokenMarket has… Read More

Mike Cagney’s Figure Technologies Completes $20 Million STO on Provenance Blockchain with Help of Dechert

This past May, Figure Technologies, closed on $1 billion in asset-based financing custodied on the Provenance Blockchain, Inc. (PBI) – a ledger technology Figure built in house. Figure Technologies is SoFi founder Mike Cagney’s latest Fintech venture. Provenance is a protocol created to originate, finance,… Read More

BTG Pactual: REITBZ an STO for a Real Estate Fund, Raises $3.3 Million, Switches to Tezos, Uses Jumio for ID Verification & Plans Secondary Transactions

BTG Pactual, a large South American investment bank, recently launched a successful security token offering for a real estate fund.  REITBZ was the first-ever tokenized investment fund in South America. Until recently BTG Pactual only offered services to high net worth and ultra-high net worth… Read More

Crypto Valley – PwC Report: $3.3 Billion Raised via Token Offerings in 2019

PwC and the Crypto Valley Association have recently published an “ICO/STO Report” covering the first five months of 2019. According to the report, since the beginning of the year 250 token offerings have raised $3.3 billion. The largest funding rounds came from Bitfinex at $1… Read More

Bitbond Closes BaFin Approved Security Token Offering: Investors from 87 Different Countries Participated

Bitbond’s security token offering (STO) closed yesterday raising over €2.1 million. The Bitbond Token was the first issuer to receive approval of a prospectus by Germany’s security regulator – BaFin. The STO was opened to the public in March of 2019. Bitbond has been regulated… Read More

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