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Thai Regulators Unsure of Legal Framework for Security Token Offerings
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Thai Regulators Unsure of Legal Framework for Security Token Offerings

Regulators in Thailand are unsure of the best means to regulate security tokens. Thailand’s own securities authority has acknowledged there are currently several possibilities, but the peculiarities of security tokens have resulted in a lack of clear regulatory guidelines. Now, some are worried that the ambiguity will drive business out of Thailand. Security Token Regulations:…

US Treasury Uses Digital Currency Addresses to Designate Iran-Based Financial Facilitators of Cyber Crime
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US Treasury Uses Digital Currency Addresses to Designate Iran-Based Financial Facilitators of Cyber Crime

The US Treasury has announced its use of digital currency addresses in the designation of Iran-based financial facilitators involved in SamSam ransomware attacks. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has attributed digital currency addresses to designated individuals involved in cyber crimes for the first time in the history of the organization. Ali Khorashadizadeh…

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…

Wyoming Legislators Approve Blockchain Bank Bill
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Wyoming Legislators Approve Blockchain Bank Bill

On November 30th 2018, Wyoming legislators voted to approve a groundbreaking bill which legally allows for the integration of traditional banking and blockchain technology. Despite ‘heavy opposition’ from the banking industry, the state of Wyoming has once again set itself apart as a visionary of the benefits embedded in blockchain innovation. Wyoming Expands its Reputation…

Former Morgan Stanley Capital Markets Chief: Asset Tokenization to ‘Profoundly Impact’ Capital Markets, Joins Polybird as Advisor
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Former Morgan Stanley Capital Markets Chief: Asset Tokenization to ‘Profoundly Impact’ Capital Markets, Joins Polybird as Advisor

Raj Dhanda is a former Capital Markets Chief at Morgan Stanley. Following the highly anticipated implementation of tokenized securities, Dhanda will serve on the advisory board of blockchain-based tokenized assets exchange Polybird. Dhanda is currently the CEO of the commercial real estate-focused private equity group Black Creek Group and most recently served as the group’s…

Nasdaq to Launch Bitcoin Futures in Early 2019
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Nasdaq to Launch Bitcoin Futures in Early 2019

Nasdaq, the second-largest stock exchange in the world, has announced they will be unveiling their own Bitcoin futures marketplace in the first quarter of 2019. WIth the help of a partnership with investment management firm VanEck, the Nasdaq stock exchange will be the second major stock exchange to have Bitcoin futures in the United States,…

Coinbase, Ripple Invest in Securitize to “Tokenize the $7 Trillion Securities Industry”
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Coinbase, Ripple Invest in Securitize to “Tokenize the $7 Trillion Securities Industry”

On November 26th 2018, Securitize finalized its Series A investment round. The security token compliance platform raised $12.75 million from notable enterprises such as Coinbase and Ripple. It will utilize the funding to advance its development in the tokenization of the $7 trillion securities industry. What is Securitize? Securitize is a platform which specializes in…

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