Tagged: stos

Jonah Schulman: Head of Marketing at Security Token Market Discusses Benefits of Using Blockchain-based Security Tokens

  We recently caught up with Jonah Schulman, the Head of Marketing at Security Token Market, a US-based company focused on a listing website for Security Token Offerings (STOs) from all over the world. The firm’s STO listings include basic information about the company and… Read More

Germany-based Black Manta Capital Partners Teams Up with Finoa to Offer Custody Solutions for Security Tokens to Institutional Clients

Germany-based Black Manta Capital Partners, a security token offering (STO) platform, has teamed up with Finoa, a digital asset custody firm, in order to offer custody solutions for security tokens to institutional clients. Both companies aim to work together to create a compliant security token… Read More

Japan’s Financial Services Agency Recognizes the Nation’s Virtual Currency Exchange and Japan STO as Self-Regulatory Bodies

Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has certified two organizations as Certified Financial Instruments and Exchange Associations. As confirmed in an announcement made on April 30, 2020, the FSA has officially recognized the Japan STO (security token offering) Association and the Japan Virtual… 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

Japan Security Token Offering Association Publishes Self-Regulatory Guidelines for Managing Clients’ Cryptoassets

  The Japan Security Token Offering Association (JSTOA) recently published self-regulatory guidelines which cover how to separately manage client assets and digital record transfer rights and obligations. The guidelines may now be accessed through JSTOA’s official website. The security token management association said that the… 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

STOs: Black Manta Capital Introduces $12 Million Real Estate Security Token Offering for Regular Investors

Germany-based Black Manta Capital Partners has introduced a $12 million security token offering (STO) for the Berlin real estate market. The initiative is reportedly a collaboration with Tigris Immobilien, a German real estate company. Approximately 2000 sq meters of real estate property, which mainly consists… Read More

Overstock-owned Security Token Platform tZERO Says it Might Raise More Capital to Expand Operations

tZERO, an established security token platform that’s managed and owned by e-commerce firm Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK), issued a release letter on January 31 which outlines and recaps the company’s business performance during the past year and it reveals its roadmap for this year. The letter, prepared… Read More

Luc Falempin: Tokeny Solutions CEO Discusses the Processes Involved in Conducting Security Token Offerings

Luc Falempin, CEO at Tokeny Solutions, a compliant security tokenization platform, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Tokeny helps mid-cap firms, investment banks, funds, asset managers and distributors to “dematerialize” assets on the blockchain, which allows them to reach a global audience,… Read More

BnkToTheFuture Invests in Broker Dealer BMI Capital

BnkToTheFuture alongside Coinstreet Partners has invested in US Broker-Dealer BMI Capital, according to a company release. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. BnkToTheFuture said it plans to bring security tokens to institutional investors in both the US and Asia facilitated by the BMI Capital…. Read More

Bank of Lithuania Issues Guidelines for Regulating STOs

The Bank of Lithuania, the country’s central bank, has issued guidelines intended to, “provide greater regulatory clarity and aim at higher investor protection,” in the country’s security token offering (STO) market. Lithuania has been working hard to establish itself as a Fintech leader in the… Read More

Hong Kong-based Investment Platform BnkToTheFuture to Facilitate Security Token Offerings, Invests in UK based Blockchain Consultancy Diacle

Hong Kong-based fundraising platform BnkToTheFuture is planning to facilitate security token offerings (STOs). The move will be facilitated by a strategic investment in Diacle. Founded in 2013, Diacle is an appointed representative of Met Facilities LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial… Read More

Stefan Deiss: Blockchain Propulsion CEO Discusses Funding Challenges Faced By Crypto Startups

We recently caught up with Steifan Deiss, co-founder and CEO of Blockchain Propulsion, a Switzerland-headquartered global accelerator program for blockchain startups.  Deiss, an MBA graduate from HWZ University of Applied Sciences, shared his views and insights regarding the emerging distributed ledger technology (DLT) industry and… Read More

Report Says STOs in Europe Have Experienced a 17% Success Rate, Led by Switzerland

According to a report by Fintelum, a tokenization platform for primary issuance and secondary trading, 17% of security token offerings have been successful in Europe (EU + Switzerland and the UK). Granted, it is still very early in the digital asset realm so while the… Read More

Blockstream Announces Imminent Launch of Securities Platform on the “Liquid” Bitcoin Sidechain

Blockstream, builder of Bitcoin satellites and financial contributor to Bitcoin Core, the project committing the majority of support for Bitcoin, announced at Consensus last week that it is launching a digital securities platform on the company’s “Liquid” sidechain. According to a company press release, “The… Read More

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Issues Statement on Securities Token Offerings

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a statement intended to guide issuers, intermediaries and investors engaging with security token offerings (STOs). In short, STO issuers and intermediaries: must be Type 1 licensed or registered to deal securities in Hong Kong or… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Comments on FINRA’s Priorities Letter & Intent to Target Online Securities Platforms, Points a Finger at ICOs

FINRA recently posted their annual Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter. As part of the letter, FINRA stated they would be evaluating how firms conduct suitability analyses as well as communications and AML requirements for both Reg D 506c and Reg A+ offerings. These two exemptions… Read More

ICOs 2.0: Security Tokens Set to Take Centre Stage

Make way for the next generation of blockchain crowdfunding Alongside the rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) saw explosive growth in 2017, with more than 1,500 ICOs raising a combined total of over $28 billion in the last two years alone…. Read More

Security Token Offerings: A Cautionary Tale of Reg D Offerings

In 2012 the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. It required the SEC to write rules and issue studies on capital formation, disclosure, and registration requirements. There were three main areas that the investment community took notice… Read More

Report: Are ‘Smart Security Offerings’ the Evolution of Capital Formation?

Just published today is a presentation created by Ownera, NovaBlock Capital, and the Security Token Summit that outlines the evolution of capital formation with Security Token Offerings (STOs) or “Smart Security Offerings” being the most evolved iteration to date. While the initial coin offering (ICO)… Read More

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