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Remaining Challenges for Blockchain’s Next Revolution: The Security Token Industry
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Remaining Challenges for Blockchain’s Next Revolution: The Security Token Industry

Olymp Capital is a European Investment Firm dedicated to both blockchain and crypto-assets. Given the highly anticipated future of security tokens, they’ve highlighted two of the largest challenges that— given the current environment— security token platforms face. While the security token industry is predicted by some to surpass the entire cryptocurrency market cap, Olymp claims…

Jesus Rodriguez: Information Disclosure a Remaining Hurdle for Security Tokens
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Jesus Rodriguez: Information Disclosure a Remaining Hurdle for Security Tokens

Jesus Rodriguez is Chief Scientist and Managing Partner at Invector Labs. In a recent article, he outlined a major barrier for the institutional adoption of security tokens: information asymmetry. We can overcome this obstacle, he says, through a decentralized mechanism that ensures information disclosure.  How Information Disclosure Impacts Security Tokens According to Rodriguez, information disclosure…

The Security Token Dilemma: Infrastructure Versus Application
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The Security Token Dilemma: Infrastructure Versus Application

The security token industry is currently wrestling with a unique dilemma over whether it should adapt to the existing infrastructure for securities or create an altogether new framework led by application. The issue has been called one of the most pressing questions within the space today. What comes first: infrastructure or application? It’s sort of…

Jay Derenthal: How Malta Leads Security Token Regulation
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Jay Derenthal: How Malta Leads Security Token Regulation

In a recent article featured on Nasdaq’s news platform, Bitcoin Magazine writer Jay Derenthal outlined just how far ahead Malta is when it comes to cryptocurrency regulations. Despite pioneering the world’s first digital asset legislation however, the full impact of Malta on security tokens is surprisingly yet to be determined. The Requirement of Regulatory Compliance…

Anthony Pompliano Explains Why Blockchain will Disrupt Derivatives Trading
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Anthony Pompliano Explains Why Blockchain will Disrupt Derivatives Trading

Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano is host of the popular “Off The Chain” podcast which has over 180,000 downloads in 120 countries. In his public newsletter, he recently discussed the DTCC’s latest advancements in utilizing blockchain technology, which he says open the door for serious disruption from non-corporatized entrepreneurs. The Further Development of DTCC’s Blockchain-based Platform The…

OpenFinance CEO: Tokenization of Alternative Assets Market has ‘Untapped Potential’
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OpenFinance CEO: Tokenization of Alternative Assets Market has ‘Untapped Potential’

In a recent Medium article, OpenFinance Network CEO and co-founder Juan M. Hernandez discussed the high potential embedded in the tokenization of the alternative assets market. While security tokens include traditional securities such as stocks, they can also encompass other assets which are susceptible to never before seen advantages. How a $7.7 Trillion Industry Awaits…

OpenFinance CEO: Security Tokens Could Bring Institutional Investors into Crypto
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OpenFinance CEO: Security Tokens Could Bring Institutional Investors into Crypto

Juan M. Hernandez, CEO of OpenFinance Network, recently took to Medium to articulate how security tokens could legitimately act as a gateway to bring institutional investors into the cryptocurrency sphere. The reason for their current caution, says Hernandez, is due to an unclear regulatory atmosphere, which doesn’t apply to security tokens. Why Institutional Investors Have…

United Arab Emirates Recognizes Crypto Assets as Securities
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United Arab Emirates Recognizes Crypto Assets as Securities

In early September 2018, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that it had approved a plan to regulate ICOs and recognize issued tokens as securities. Most recently, Dr. Hans Koning and Dr. David Meszaros— who are both familiar with the UAE cryptocurrency legislation— provided their input on the…

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