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Why ‘The Ethereum Of Security Tokens Might Not Be Ethereum’
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Why ‘The Ethereum Of Security Tokens Might Not Be Ethereum’

In a recent article, chief scientist and managing partner at Invector Labs Jesus Rodriguez made a case against Ethereum as an efficient solution for securities tokens. He says that identity, asset-ownership representation, and compliance models are the three pillars of securities tokens— which are entirely lacking from the Ethereum platform. Jesus Rodriguez is an outspoken…

Federal Judge: Fraudulent ICO is a Security
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Federal Judge: Fraudulent ICO is a Security

What used to be the ‘Wild West’ of crypto will be no longer. For a long time, those that issued ICOs argued that they were not applicable to existing securities laws. However, with current federal cases and prosecution, their time of ambiguity may be ending. In October, federal prosecutors filed charges against Maksim Zaslavskiy for…

Bruce Fenton Discusses The Obsolete Traditional Securities System Which Begs For Securities Tokenization
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Bruce Fenton Discusses The Obsolete Traditional Securities System Which Begs For Securities Tokenization

Speaking at the Baltic Honeybadger 2018 Bitcoin Conference on September 23rd in Latvia, Bruce Fenton addressed the optimistic future of tokenized securities. Understanding the history of traditional financial securities, their current state, and the present capabilities of distributed ledger technology— said Fenton— are the key components in seeing the bright potential of securities tokenization. Bruce…

ERC-1404: Another Security Token Standard from the Ethereum Community
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ERC-1404: Another Security Token Standard from the Ethereum Community

Tokensoft has officially submitted the ERC-1404 token standard as an Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) subtype. While the submission does not guarantee a future implementation, the added volume of Ethereum community securities tokens reflects the continued push toward the blockchain industry’s next evolution.  Tokensoft’s Experience with Securities Tokens Though securities tokens are a very new phenomenon,…

Ethereum Community Developing New Token Standard to Increase Security Token Credibility
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Ethereum Community Developing New Token Standard to Increase Security Token Credibility

Blockchain developers are engineering a new token standard— the ERC-1400— which aims to strengthen the versatility and overall regulatory compliance of security tokens. While the token is still under development, it features the potential to bring security tokens to a much closer level to traditional securities, which would add serious legitimacy to STOs. The ERC-1400,…

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