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OpenFinance Network Activates the First US-Regulated Security Token Trading Platform to ‘Full Functionality’
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OpenFinance Network Activates the First US-Regulated Security Token Trading Platform to ‘Full Functionality’

As of December 13th 2018, OpenFinance Network has transitioned from beta to full trading functionality, thereby establishing the first live, US-regulated security token trading platform. With many developments in the security token industry throughout 2018, the added liquidity from a compliant trading platform suggests 2019 is set to be the year of implementation. The Details…

Atomic Capital Releases Toolkit For Streamlined Digital Security Readiness and Reporting
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Atomic Capital Releases Toolkit For Streamlined Digital Security Readiness and Reporting

Atomic Capital has officially released an open source digital security readiness checklist to facilitate compliant and successful digital security issuances. The company also unveiled their transparency and reporting tool, providing businesses with a means to clearly demonstrate their Key Performance Indicators to potential investors. Atomic Capital’s Digital Security Readiness Tool Explained The team at Atomic…

Jesus Rodriguez: Security Token Standards without Application are “Figments of Hallucination”
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Jesus Rodriguez: Security Token Standards without Application are “Figments of Hallucination”

In a recent publication, Jesus Rodriguez explained why the security token industry needs to shift focus. Instead of developing numerous security token standards that focus on the structure of tokens, Rodriguez says the industry needs to develop areas that involve interoperability between different market participants.   The Many Security Token Standards on Ethereum There is…

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: “I’m not going to change rules just to fit a technology”
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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: “I’m not going to change rules just to fit a technology”

In a recent discussion, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton highlighted his stance concerning cryptocurrencies, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), and securities laws. Ultimately, Clayton’s opinion suggests that most cryptocurrencies— including security tokens— are subject to the SEC’s existing securities regulations. The SEC’s Stance on Security Token Regulation Explained SEC Chairman Jay…

Harbor Launches Securities Tokenization Platform, First REIT Tokenized
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Harbor Launches Securities Tokenization Platform, First REIT Tokenized

Harbor’s highly anticipated securities tokenization platform has officially launched. As an institutional-grade end-to-end service, the new platform was designed to bring institutional investors into the security token industry. With the platform already tokenizing a $20 million REIT, it appears to be well on its way in living up to such expectations. Harbor’s end-to-end platform was…

Atomic Capital Issues its First Digital Security on Ethereum
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Atomic Capital Issues its First Digital Security on Ethereum

Atomic Capital has announced the official release of its ERC-20 compatible security token standard. In addition to the release, the standard’s first digital security has already been issued on the Ethereum blockchain. Atomic Capital’s Digital Security Standard (DSS) Explained Many projects in the developing security token space have established their own ERC-20 compatible security token…

SEC Charges EtherDelta Founder with Operating an Unregistered Securities Exchange
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SEC Charges EtherDelta Founder with Operating an Unregistered Securities Exchange

As of November 8th 2018, the SEC has charged EtherDelta founder Zachary Coburn with operating an unregistered exchange. Despite EtherDelta functioning as a decentralized, ERC-20 token trading platform, they were charged with facilitating the trade of assets classified as securities without following the required steps outlined by the SEC. Details of EtherDelta’s Charges Explained The…

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