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Security Token Offerings: The Next Big Thing in Fintech

Use CaseFor businesses about to embark on periods of rapid growth, access to capital is essential. That said, traditional methods of fundraising sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Initial public offerings can help boost the profile of fledgling brands, but they are often costly — with middlemen..

China Walks Back Hardline Media Rhetoric Toward Crypto and Blockchain

Follow up Earlier this week, a story published by Chinese state-run media outlet Xinhua featured some pro-Bitcoin comments that referred to the flagship digital currency as being the world’s “first successful application of blockchain technology.” This latest endorsement comes against the backdrop..

TZERO to Tokenize $25M of Luxury Residential Development in UK

News Overstock’s blockchain arm tZERO will provide its technology to tokenize River Plaza, a luxury residential development in Manchester, United Kingdom. Following a partnership with U.K.-based real estate investment firm Alliance Investments, tZERO plans to tokenize at least $25 million of River..

Thailand Pushes Permissive Regulations as First Legal ICO Is Launched

Analysis After initially seeking to ban Bitcoin in 2013, Thailand has since developed a permissive regulatory apparatus for digital currencies and cryptocurrency fundraising methods. Thai financial services firm Seamico Securities recently announced that it has received approval from the country’s..

A New Trend in Crypto Funding Campaigns: Companies Resorting to IEOs

Opinion The second quarter of 2019 demonstrated a growing popularity of the initial exchange offering (IEO), which has replaced the outdated initial coin offering (ICO) model. The new trend — the key role of which is played by a cryptocurrency exchange auditing projects and organizing token sales ..

Japan Security Token Offering Association: The Way of Self-Regulation

Analysis Security token offerings, or STOs, have more or less taken the mantle from their semi-defunct counterpart, the initial coin offering (ICO). Still, the extreme rise and subsequent fall of the ICO has left quite an impression on the cryptocurrency industry. At its peak prevalence in 2017, t..

Leading Japanese Firms Form Security Token Offering Association

News Leading Japanese companies are forming a regulatory association for security token offerings (STO). On Sept. 30, the Nikkei Asian Review reported that firms such as SBI Securities, Nomura Securities, Monex Group and Daiwa Securities Group are part of the STO association that will propose a ne..

Rakuten, SBI, Monex Launch Japan STO Association: Official

News Six major Japanese brokerage firms such as SBI Securities and Rakuten Securities officially established Japan Security Token Offering (STO) Association. The four other members of the new association include Nomura Securities, Daiwa Securities, Kabu.com Securities and Japan’s financial giant M..

How Tokenization Is Transforming Film Financing, Wesley Snipes’ Fund

Analysis As the world of finance continues adapting to contemporary innovations, it almost cannot help but drag other industries along for the ride — willingly or otherwise. Film is one such sector currently undergoing a quiet revolt, concocting a radical subversion to traditional models of financ..

Coinbase Eyes Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs) & Security Tokens

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) were all the rage during the 2017 cryptoeconomy bull run. Similarly, initial exchange offerings (IEOs) have surged in popularity in 2019 as bullish momentum has returned to the ecosystem once more. Now, U.S. cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase is admittedly interest..

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