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Fmr. U.S. Congressman: “Washington Must Avoid Half-measures on Legislating Crypto”
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Fmr. U.S. Congressman: “Washington Must Avoid Half-measures on Legislating Crypto”

Harold Ford Jr. is a financial managing director, political pundit, and former U.S. congressman from Tennessee’s 9th congressional district. Recently, he’s been speaking out on the government’s slow response to cryptocurrency sector, arguing that it will harm innovation in the long-term. Cryptocurrencies are slowly coming up on congressional agendas this year and one former congressman…

Singapore’s First Digital Securities Forum Set to Kickoff September 6th
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Singapore’s First Digital Securities Forum Set to Kickoff September 6th

The Digital Securities Forum Singapore 2019 is slated for September 6th. Industry leaders will meet to discuss various topics centering around the event’s theme: ‘Digital Securities Issuance — The Journey for Issuers and Investors’. Schedule and Agenda for the Digital Securities Forum Singapore 2019 Various members of the digital securities industry are meeting in Singapore…

Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE) Associate:  Demand for Security Tokens Still High
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Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE) Associate: Demand for Security Tokens Still High

Terry Belgrave, business development associate for the international security market for the BSE, spoke to the Investing News Network (INN) about security tokens. Apparently, the demand for the tokenized financial instruments is still high in Barbados. As investors flock to nations with regulatory clarity, Barbados is trying to set itself apart. Countries like Malta, Switzerland,…

Former Visa Executive: “There’s Huge Potential in STOs”
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Former Visa Executive: “There’s Huge Potential in STOs”

In a recent interview, former Visa executive Roel Wolfert discussed his thoughts on the security token industry. Wolfert remains convinced of the significant potential anticipated for security tokens, but not before a few necessary developments fall into place. How Security Tokens Have Huge Potential, but Need Further Development Security tokens have been around since 2017….

Stephen McKeon Details the ‘Eight Key Features’ that will Accelerate Security Token Adoption
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Stephen McKeon Details the ‘Eight Key Features’ that will Accelerate Security Token Adoption

Stephen McKeon is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Oregon, a partner at Collaborative Fund, and author of critically acclaimed whitepaper, the Security Token Thesis. In a recent podcast with the Security Token Academy, McKeon outlined eight features which he says will facilitate the adoption of security tokens. How Security Tokens Will…

What’s the Difference Between an ICO and an STO?
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What’s the Difference Between an ICO and an STO?

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and the Security Token Offering (STO) feature some similarities, but ultimately differ drastically. The following explains how. The Difference Between an ICO and an STO Explained In 2018, ICOs raised nearly $8 billion. But as many know too well, the ICO wave has since come crashing down. ICOs now raise…

Is the SEC Acting Like a “Regulatory Escape Room?”
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Is the SEC Acting Like a “Regulatory Escape Room?”

It seems that, nowadays, the SEC is intent on burying its cryptocurrency regulations under a heap of legalese. For many projects, it feels as though having to exit an escape room from regulators. SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce—often called “crypto Mama”—has spoken out on her own agency’s response to the question of broker-dealer firms wanting to…

Blockstack’s SEC Worries Are Far from Over
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Blockstack’s SEC Worries Are Far from Over

Blockstack recently was approved to offer its security token offering (STO) to everyday retail investors. However, there’s an indication that the crypto startup may still have an uphill battle to climb.  The process was long and tedious for Blockstack, the first-ever SEC-approved Reg A+ token offering.  However, now with this approval, Blockstack could set the stage…

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