Tag: Security Token Industry

Report: STOs are Feasible in Germany, but Face Two Key Challenges
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Report: STOs are Feasible in Germany, but Face Two Key Challenges

Recent research led by Prof. Dr. Philip Sandner highlights the current state of the security token industry in Germany. While there are certainly signs of support and growth, there remain two key obstacles that the industry must overcome in order to accelerate security token adoption. The Security Token Industry in Germany Explained Security tokens are…

tZERO Q&A on the UK’s First Real Estate-backed Security Token Offering
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tZERO Q&A on the UK’s First Real Estate-backed Security Token Offering

On October 30th 2019, security token platform tZERO announced a deal with Alliance Investments to tokenize the River Plaza, a luxury 180-unit residential development. The River Plaza will constitute the United Kingdom’s (UK) first-ever real estate-backed Security Token Offering (STO). Recently, The Tokenist connected with tZERO to gain a further understanding of both the tokenization…

Fundraising Platform BnkToTheFuture Enters Security Token Space
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Fundraising Platform BnkToTheFuture Enters Security Token Space

As of September 12th 2019, investment platform BnkToTheFuture has announced an investment in Diacle to launch a security token investment and advisory service. BnkToTheFuture and Security Tokens Explained BnkToTheFuture is a fundraising platform for FinTech and blockchain-based firms. The Cayman Islands-based company boasts a community of over 87,000 investors who have invested more than $775…

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….

Tokeny CEO Luc Falempin Outlines the “Three Missing Bricks” of the Security Token Ecosystem
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Tokeny CEO Luc Falempin Outlines the “Three Missing Bricks” of the Security Token Ecosystem

The nascent security token industry has a significant amount of potential, but needs continued development in order to actualize that potential. Luc Falempin, the CEO of asset tokenization platform Tokeny, recently identified three elements that he believes are necessary for such development. The Needed Elements for a Flourishing Security Token Ecosystem The quickly emerging security…

Security Tokens Reach Non-Accredited US Investors as Holding Periods for Some Assets Expire on OpenFinance Network
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Security Tokens Reach Non-Accredited US Investors as Holding Periods for Some Assets Expire on OpenFinance Network

As of mid-May 2019, OpenFinance Network is set to allow non-accredited, US-based investors to access security tokens in Q2 2019. The required holding period for two tokenized securities will expire during the period, allowing for increased investor access for the first time in the United States. How Non-Accredited Investors Can Access Security Tokens OpenFinance Network…

Fidelity: Institutional Investors are “Overwhelmingly Favorable” on the Appeal of Digital Assets
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Fidelity: Institutional Investors are “Overwhelmingly Favorable” on the Appeal of Digital Assets

A report dated May 2nd 2019 from Fidelity Investments revealed detailed survey findings concerning institutional investor interest in digital assets. According to the results, more than half of survey participants see a place for digital assets in investment portfolios. Institutional Investor Interest in Digital Assets Explained Fidelity has been actively engaged in the digital asset…

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