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Tokenized Securities Will Be the Bridge Between Traditional and Crypto Finance
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Tokenized Securities Will Be the Bridge Between Traditional and Crypto Finance

In an environment filled with uncertainty, ICOs have to evolve and take it upon themselves to be self-regulatory to attract real institutional investors. Regulators want to protect investors and investors want their assets tradeable. The solution? Security Token Offerings. In order to bridge the gap between traditional financial markets and crypto markets, there needs to…

SEC-Regulated Hyperion Exchange to List Precious Metal-Backed Stablecoins
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SEC-Regulated Hyperion Exchange to List Precious Metal-Backed Stablecoins

According to a recent announcement on September 27th, the SEC-regulated Hyperion Exchange has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to list precious-metal backed stablecoins offered by the Kinesis Monetary System. Hyperion’s Goal of Regulatory Compliance Founded in 2017, the Canadian-based Hyperion Exchange has made regulatory compliance a priority. Not only are they regulated…

“Real Estate Assets Tradable in a Liquid and Compliant Manner”: Meridio Partners with AirSwap
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“Real Estate Assets Tradable in a Liquid and Compliant Manner”: Meridio Partners with AirSwap

Meridio, a platform for trading blockchain-based shares of real estate ownership, just recently announced a partnership with the decentralized exchange AirSwap. Together, the back-end exchange will merge with the front-end interface of Merido to create an easy, no-fee environment where users can trade blockchain-based real estate assets with approved investors. As a platform for buying…

Security Token Academy Holds ‘Industry Launch Event’
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Security Token Academy Holds ‘Industry Launch Event’

The Security Token Academy is holding an event in New York City during the first weekend of October to officially ‘launch’ the security token industry. Speakers will include some of the most influential leaders in the industry to include David Weild, the former Vice Chairman of Nasdaq, and Fabian Vogelsteller, the creator of the ERC-20…

Crowdfunding Investment Platform ‘Republic’ Will Sell Its Own Tokenized Security
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Crowdfunding Investment Platform ‘Republic’ Will Sell Its Own Tokenized Security

Republic, a crowdfunding platform that allows users to invest as little as $10 in startups for returns, is launching its own security. Given that crowdfunding and crypto have increasingly gone hand-in-hand, the young platform hopes to lead the push towards tokenized securities. Securities, cryptocurrencies, and crowdfunding — these are the three spaces that Republic’s CEO,…

SEC Extends Enforcement Beyond the United States
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SEC Extends Enforcement Beyond the United States

On September 27th, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against and effectively froze the Marshall Islands-based online trading platform 1Broker. Established in 2012, 1Broker accepted deposits in Bitcoin and offered fiat forex pairs and CFDs on stocks, indices, and commodities. How the SEC Imposes Sanctions Outside U.S. Borders Typically, the SEC…

Motion Picture Financier Launches STO which will be “Groundbreaking for Hollywood”
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Motion Picture Financier Launches STO which will be “Groundbreaking for Hollywood”

Hollywood financier and hit movie producer, Christopher Woodrow, is advancing in the sale of the MovieCoin Smart Fund (MSF) security token. The project claims to bring high levels of investor access, liquidity, and efficiency to the traditionally investor-inaccessible film industry known as Hollywood. Christopher Woodrow is the CEO of Moviecoin, a blockchain-based project which utilizes…

SEC Takes Unprecedented Legal Action Against Two Cryptocurrency Firms
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SEC Takes Unprecedented Legal Action Against Two Cryptocurrency Firms

For much of 2018, the SEC has been more vigilant in scrutinizing the cryptocurrency industry and has escalated its crackdown on crypto-related firms and projects who are not complying. Among their first enforcement actions happened just this month against TokenLot and Crypto Asset Management (CAM). TokenLot Gets the Boot On September 11th, the SEC filed…

US Lawmakers to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: Clarify Securities Token Classification
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US Lawmakers to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: Clarify Securities Token Classification

In a letter dated September 28th, the Congress of the United States requested precise clarification concerning the designation of securities in the cryptocurrency space. The inquiry recognized the difference between digital tokens and securities, where the confusion of such has the potential to disrupt American innovation in both the financial and technology sectors. Uncertainty Surrounding…

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