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On the Second Anniversary of the DAO: The Token Universe’s Cat Food Moment

Recently we marked the second anniversary of the SEC’s issuance of an Investigative Report finding that the DAO Tokens were securities.   While this killed the hopes of those who had interpreted SEC silence to mean consent to the unregulated issuance of tokens, it still… Read More

Attorney Lewis Cohen of DLXLaw Discusses Pocketful of Quarters Digital Asset No Action Letter from SEC

DLXLaw, a boutique law firm that specializes in blockchain and smart contracts, recently helped a digital asset issuer receive a no-action letter (NAL) from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). By receiving the NAL, the issuer, Pocketful of Quarters, received an implicit green light to… Read More

Seychelles based Exchange MERJ Lists Own Tokenized Security, Public Offering to Follow

MERJ Exchange, formerly Trop-X Limited, has claimed the first-ever, fully compliant and regulated security token issued by a national stock exchange. MERJ is licensed by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority. As Crowdfund Insider reported last week, MERJ is an exchange for equities, debt, and derivatives… Read More

Seychelles: MERJ Exchange to List Open Own Security Token in Next Few Weeks

MERJ Exchange, the only licensed stock exchange in Seychelles, will be listing its own security token within the coming weeks thus becoming the first blockchain forward regulated exchange to practice what it preaches. MERJ is a member of IOSCO and adheres to FATF guidelines. The… Read More

Bitbond Regulated Security Token BB1 Becomes Tradable

Bitbond, a peer to peer lending platform that recently completed a security token offering for a bond-like security (BB1), has said the token is now tradable. In a tweet, Bitbond claimed the title of the first regulated EU security token to accomplish this feat. It… Read More

TokenMarket Closes Own STO at £240,000

TokenMarket, a Fintech operating under the watchful eye of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Fintech Sandbox, has completed its first security token offering (STO) for equity in the firm. TokenMarket set an initial funding goal of £150,000 but had stated it would have accepted several… Read More

Germany First: Fundament Approved by BaFin for Blockchain based €250 Million Real Estate Bond

Germany is on a bit of a securities token roll. Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider covered the launch of a blockchain-based investment platform for early-stage companies that has received regulatory approval. Today, the Fundament Group has announced a €250 Million blockchain-based real estate bond – blessed by… Read More

Attorney Doug Ellenoff Comments on Blockstack Reg A+ Offering: “Chameleon Tokens – sometimes they are securities and sometimes they are arguably not”

Blockstack has kicked off the first qualified Reg A+ token offering. Blockstack has reportedly worked closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to get the offering approved. Multiple issuers have been attempting to use the JOBS Act exemption to facilitate security token offerings due… Read More

Germany: BaFin Approves Next Security Token Offering as StartMark Seeks €50 Million

Germany’s security regulator the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has approved the prospectus of StartMark to pursue a security token offering (STO). The approval was received on July 15. This will be the 2nd STO receiving the blessing of BaFin as Bitbond recently became the… Read More

TokenMarket Security Token Offering Scheduled to Close on Monday

TokenMarket, part of the UK Financial Conduct Authority Sandbox program, is scheduled to close its own security token offering (STO) this coming Monday (July 22nd). TokenMarket launched its STO in early July seeking a max amount of £2 million. As it stands today, TokenMarket has… Read More

Mike Cagney’s Figure Technologies Completes $20 Million STO on Provenance Blockchain with Help of Dechert

This past May, Figure Technologies, closed on $1 billion in asset-based financing custodied on the Provenance Blockchain, Inc. (PBI) – a ledger technology Figure built in house. Figure Technologies is SoFi founder Mike Cagney’s latest Fintech venture. Provenance is a protocol created to originate, finance,… Read More

BTG Pactual: REITBZ an STO for a Real Estate Fund, Raises $3.3 Million, Switches to Tezos, Uses Jumio for ID Verification & Plans Secondary Transactions

BTG Pactual, a large South American investment bank, recently launched a successful security token offering for a real estate fund.  REITBZ was the first-ever tokenized investment fund in South America. Until recently BTG Pactual only offered services to high net worth and ultra-high net worth… Read More

Crypto Valley – PwC Report: $3.3 Billion Raised via Token Offerings in 2019

PwC and the Crypto Valley Association have recently published an “ICO/STO Report” covering the first five months of 2019. According to the report, since the beginning of the year 250 token offerings have raised $3.3 billion. The largest funding rounds came from Bitfinex at $1… Read More

Bitbond Closes BaFin Approved Security Token Offering: Investors from 87 Different Countries Participated

Bitbond’s security token offering (STO) closed yesterday raising over €2.1 million. The Bitbond Token was the first issuer to receive approval of a prospectus by Germany’s security regulator – BaFin. The STO was opened to the public in March of 2019. Bitbond has been regulated… Read More

BTG Pactual & Dalma Capital Set to Utilize Tezos For Security Token Offerings

Blockchain project Tezos Foundation announced last week that Banco BTG Pactual S.A., Latin America’s largest standalone investment bank, together with Dalma Capital, a prominent Dubai asset manager, will be using its platform for Security Token Offerings (STOs), including the ongoing REITBZ STO. Tezos reported that… Read More

Bitbond, a Fintech Lender and Security Token Issuer, Looks to Partner with Gibraltar Stock Exchange

Bitbond, an online lender that is in the midst of a security token offering (STO), is in discussions with the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX). Bitbond manages a lending platform that describes itself as “the first cryptocurrency based lending platform for business loans that operates globally…. Read More

TokenMarket Security Token Offering Scheduled to Open to Investors on July 8th

TokenMarket, a UK-based investment platform, is scheduled to kick off its security token offering (STO) this Monday (July 8), according to their website, closing on July 22nd. As previously reported, TokenMarket is seeking up to £2 million in equity in the company. TokenMarket reports that,… Read More

20/30 is the First Mover for Tokenized Equity in the UK, Relationship with the LSE is Key

Last April, the first securities issued on blockchain was part of a test on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) – one of the largest exchanges in the world. 20/30, a Fintech that has been part of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Fintech Sandbox, issued around… Read More

MERJ Exchange Plans Security Token Listing for Own Shares

Merj Exchange plans to list its own shares claiming to be the “first-ever regulated security token on a national exchange.” Merj, based in Seychelles, is a securities exchange, clearing agency, and securities facility regulated by the Financial Services Authority as a national exchange. Merj says… Read More

France: First Tokenized Real Estate Transaction Completed by Equisafe

Equisafe has completed the very first real estate transaction facilitated by blockchain in France, according to a report. Equisafe is described as a “neo investment bank” for digital security issuance. Equisafe can provide a variety of services including security token issuance and a secondary market… Read More

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