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State Street and Gemini to Launch Digital Asset Pilot, Could Involve Security Tokens
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State Street and Gemini to Launch Digital Asset Pilot, Could Involve Security Tokens

As of December 17th 2019, State Street has selected Gemini for the launch of a digital asset pilot project. Gemini has become increasingly involved in the security token industry — and the company’s CEO says the pilot won’t involve security tokens initially, but could in the future. Gemini and State Street’s Digital Asset Pilot Explained…

Tokenization Platform Upvest Raises €7 Million in Series A Round
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Tokenization Platform Upvest Raises €7 Million in Series A Round

On December 12th, 2019, Upvest announced the acquisition of €7 million — approximately $7.8 million USD — in a Series A funding round. The company is developing a platform to tokenize financial assets using blockchain technology. Details on Securities Tokenization Platform Upvest’s Funding Round Based in Berlin, Germany, Upvest is a developing securities tokenization platform….

World Chess to Launch Securitize-Powered Digital Securities Offering
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World Chess to Launch Securitize-Powered Digital Securities Offering

World Chess, the company responsible for broadcasting the World Chess Championships, has announced a “hybrid IPO”. First, a Digital Securities Offering (DSO) will take place in 2020, with a subsequent IPO via London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). World Chess Using Blockchain for a Tokenized Offering Explained World Chess is a media outlet and web-based gaming…

Fidelity Digital Assets Can Now Facilitate Bitcoin Custody and Transactions
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Fidelity Digital Assets Can Now Facilitate Bitcoin Custody and Transactions

On November 19th, 2019, the New York State Department of Financial Services granted Fidelity Digital Asset Services the designation of a New York Trust Company. Under the designation, Fidelity Digital Assets can now offer a platform through which institutional and individual investors can buy, store, sell, and transfer bitcoin. What It Means: Fidelity Digital Assets…

UPRETS to Tokenize Luxury Oosten Property in Brooklyn
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UPRETS to Tokenize Luxury Oosten Property in Brooklyn

On November 12th 2019, security token issuance platform UPRETS announced plans to tokenize a luxury real estate project in Brooklyn. The Oosten Property, located in the Williamsburg neighborhood, will soon be available to fractionally own thanks to the benefits of blockchain technology. The Tokenization of the Oosten Property Explained The Oosten is a real estate…

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…

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