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The Distributed Enterprise Blockchain Conference
Blockchain, Business

Harbor CEO Josh Stein suggests one of the many benefits of Security Tokens is the separation of “lock up capital” from the “lock up of investors”

The Distributed 2018: Enterprise Blockchain Conference, which took place in San Francisco in July 2018, featured a panel of tokenized securities experts. The speakers provided fruitful discussion which ranged from the active progress they’ve seen throughout the recent evolution of tokenized securities, to challenges that they continue to face. Benefits of Securities Tokens Josh Stein,...
image of entering security code in global background
Blockchain, Technology

Still Lots of Hurdles before Tokenization of Securities, says Technology Attorney Gabriel Shapiro

Gabriel Shapiro, a UCLA grad with eight years of legal practice in technology and blockchain, has put forth some serious concerns regarding the supposed benefits and overall functionality of legitimate tokenization of securities. Shapiro— an attorney who specializes in blockchain and corporate transactions— claims that given the current technology and global legislation, there is a...
world bank group into blockchain
Blockchain, Business

World Bank Issues First Blockchain Bond, Claiming Serious Potential for Improving Bond Sales Process

The World Bank, which issues between $50-60 billion worth of bonds each year to support economic progress, has officially released the world’s first public bond which is fully managed through the use of blockchain technology. In August 2018, the World Bank announced that it had selected the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to provide such...

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