Security Tokens

Another One Bites The Dust: SEC Brings Charges Against Another ICO

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the US is tightening the noose around initial exchange offerings (ICOs). In yet another step against them, the Commission has brought charges against one more allegedly fraudulent ICO of unregistered digital asset securities. The SEC Is Getting Serious About ICOs The SEC has pressed charges against defendants Sergii...
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Telegram’s Clash With SEC Continues: Internal Correspondance Suggests TON Is Security

The critical situation between Telegram and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took another step forward. The market regulator now claims that the popular messaging company saw its upcoming Gram token as securities and thus should fall under established regulations. Is Gram Token A Security? Telegram’s controversy regarding its TON blockchain and its native...
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FINRA-Licensed Broker-Dealer Welcomes Smartlands To America

It ain’t easy moving to America these days, but Smartlands is bucking border-tightening trends with its latest announcement. The UK-based project, launched in 2017 on the Stellar (XLM) network, is setting up house across the pond, following the signing of a cooperative agreement with IIP Securities. The US-based FINRA-licensed broker-dealer has given the rubber stamp...
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Major German Property Firm Puts Big Bet On Regulated Crypto Platform

The major German property developer, Bauwens, is taking a long-term bet on the future of real estate investment being tokenized. Announced this morning, the company has acquired 15% of the shares in Fundament, a regulated crypto property platform built on Ethereum (ETH).  Launching just over a year and a half ago, the Berlin-based Fundament Group...
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Major U.S. Crypto Exchanges Form Independent Ratings Council

Coinbase, Circle, Bittrex, Kraken, along with other major U.S. crypto exchanges and custody platforms have formed an independent rating platform for crypto tokens. Maker and Polymath are Most Likely Securities, Says CRC Dubbed the Crypto Ratings Council (CRC), the body reportedly evaluates cryptocurrencies to see if they classify as securities. According to its maiden ratings...
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Are Security Tokens Living Up To The Hype?

Remember 2018? Time was when you could buy a decent car with a single bitcoin, or a beater for an ether. Everyone was ready to get crypto-rich, and even ICO’s were to be redeemed by a new financial vehicle: the Security Token Offering. STO’s emerged from the regulatory uncertainty of 2018, as the SEC-friendly  younger...
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INX IPO Could Bring Crypto Security Tokens To Retail Investors

Here’s a riddle for you: what does Monero’s Fluffypony have in common with former Capital One Vice President Alan Silbert, as well as Charlie Lee? Besides an oversized presence on crypto Twitter, all three are listed on the paperwork for crypto’s latest three-letter fad: an IPO.  Crypto trading platform INX has applied to the U.S....
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Crypto and Security Token Exchange INX to Raise $130 Million in Landmark IPO

INX Limited, a crypto exchange startup, plans to raise up to $129.5 million through an IPO, in the first security token sale registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). No, that’s not a typo for “ICO,” the initial coin offerings that tested the limits of securities law during the go-go days of 2017. IPO...
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Blueshare: Regulated Security Tokens in the Natural Resources Mining Space

With the ICO arena going through a state of stagnation, it appears that a new and emerging form of cryptocurrency is beginning to gain traction – security tokens. Whether its real estate, commodities like Gold and Diamonds, or fine-art, security tokens offer investors consumer rights far and beyond a simple utility token. However, as much...
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