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Blockchain Will Grow From Regulation

2017 brought the cryptocurrency space to light, with Bitcoin rising 2000%+ in a matter of months and several other cryptocurrencies following suit, only to crash substantially afterwards. This bull run was saturated with ICO’s (initial coin offerings), many of which were deemed unregistered security offerings afterwards.
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Société Générale Applies for $20M MakerDAO Loan Using Bond Token Collateral

In a proposal on Thursday on MakerDAO’s governance forums, French multinational banking giant Société Générale (SocGen) submitted an application for the decentralized finance (DeFi) lending platform to accept on-chain bond tokens issued by the bank as collateral for a stablecoin DAI loan.
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Towards a Digital Euro: What Does It Mean for the Safety of Europe?

The digitalization of the economy and the rapid spread of virtual currencies have created unprecedented opportunities for cross-border illicit activities. The most recent proposal of the European Central Bank for the development of a central bank digital currency is no exception.
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Switzerland paves the way for tokenisation of securities and introduces new DLT trading platforms

Stefan Kramer and Sandrine Chabbey of Homburger present two new concepts introduced in Swiss law to address the potentialities of distributed ledge technology (DLT): (1) the new ledger-based securities and (2) the DLT trading facility.
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Issuing Digital Securities: To Mint or Not to Mint – Thought Leaders

When issuing digital securities, parties have to decide on the right time to mint tokens, thus effectively issuing the securities for good and creating the first public record of ownership.
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Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Consultation on the Prudential Treatment of Cryptoassets by Credit Institutions

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“BCBS”) issued a consultation paper on 10 June 2021 setting out its expectations on the prudential treatment of cryptoassets by credit institutions.
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SEC Has No Authority Over Pure Commodities Like Crypto Assets, Says CFTC Commissioner

Both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have claimed jurisdiction over the crypto industry. A CFTC commissioner clarified that pure commodities, including crypto assets or their trading venues are not regulated by the SEC.
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UK’s finance ministry to implement FATF travel rules on crypto assets

The FATF's (Financial Action Task Force) policies on cryptocurrencies are adopted at various levels around the world and have been subjected to debates and discussions. According to its rule, both the transaction initiator and the recipient of funds need to be identified.
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USA: Consequences of Regulatory Changes on Token Offerings

Beginning on January 1, 2021, Congress authorized the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Act of 2020 (Act) as part of the National Defense Authorization program, which will make significant changes to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)
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United States: When Is A Token More Than A Token? SEC Settlement Over Anti-Touting Provision Raises Familiar Questions

On July 14, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) settled an action against the operator of a platform that promoted current and upcoming digital token offerings for violations of the anti-touting provision of the Securities Act of 1933.
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Mt. Perelin Chooses Tezos for Tokenized Securities

Tezos will power Mt. Perelin's tokenization efforts. Tezos celebrated its three year anniversary this year, making it one of the first and longest running Proof of Stake blockchains. Network activity on Tezos has grown 1,200 percent this year due in part to its energy-efficient design and ease of use.
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Digital Tokens and the Banking System: Basel Committee Proposes Risk-Weighted Assets Framework for Cryptoassets

On 10 June 2021, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a preliminary proposed framework for the prudential treatment of cryptoasset exposures based on classification cryptoassets.
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How Digital Securities Are Disrupting Private Real Estate Marketplaces – Thought Leaders

On a global scale, real estate has historically performed similarly to public equities (7.05% vs 6.89%). Not only does this asset class offer ...
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La UE dará poderes al BCE, a la CNMV y al Banco de España para controlar los criptoactivos

La Unión Europea pisa el acelerador para tener a punto la normativa que regulará los criptoactivos en Europa con una versión actualizada del borrador inicial del pasado septiembre acordada entre Alemania y Portugal ...
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BBVA Switzerland Rolls Out Crypto Asset Trading for Its Private Banking Clients

BBVA Switzerland makes its first crypto asset trading and custody service available to all its private banking clients after six months of testing with a selected group of users ...
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Blockchain in Real Estate

Blockchain technology is being adopted across many industries and has wide-ranging implications for almost every area of the law ...
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Global banking regulator in step closer to crypto capital rules

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will consult on how lenders should shield themselves from crypto assets ...
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Security tokenization may be the next big use case for blockchain tech

Tokenized Apple, Tesla and GameStop stocks have surpassed $1 million per day in trading on cryptocurrency exchanges Binance and FTX .
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BPN Capital Group Announces First Blockchain-based Commercial Mortgage Executed at Miami's Iconic Flagship Retail Corner SLS Lux Brickell

BPN Capital Group announced today the first-ever blockchain-based commercial mortgage associated with a property in the iconic SLS Lux Brickell in Miami, FL. The tokenization of this property ...
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DeFi and traditional finance could converge thanks to tokenization

Nonfungible tokens could become a bridge to connect the legacy financial system to the emerging fintech world in the near future ...
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Emerging Real Estate Investment Trends: The Future of Blockchain And Real Estate Tokenization

While the world has gone largely digital, certain financial markets remain archaic for managing, buying, and selling asset ...
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ECB says crypto assets appear to pose 'limited' financial stability risks in new report

A financial stability report published by the European Central Bank last week indicates that risks to financial institutions from crypto assets "appear limited." ...
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Los instrumentos financieros se podrán emitir utilizando tecnologías de registros distribuidos

El anteproyecto de ley del mercado de valores y de los servicios de inversión y los borradores de tres reales decretos que lo desarrollan, puestos a consulta pública ...
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La Bolsa planea financiar empresas con 'tokens'

BME desarrolla una plataforma de activos digitales denominada Marketplace que pone en contacto compañías, que emiten 'tokens' con sus préstamos, con inversores interesados en financiarlas ...
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The idea of ​​a hybrid banknote that bridges cash and crypto assets

As Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) becomes a reality and payments with crypto assets become more common, how can we ensure that new digital money is available to anyone, anytime, anywhere? ...
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La CNMV autoriza a fondos españoles a invertir en bitcoin

La Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores de España (CNMV), permite a los fondos invertir en bitcoin, aunque advierte que es un mercado arriesgado ...
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Massive Growth of Tokenization Market by 2026 | Hpe, Symantec, Gemalto, Fiserv, First Data Corporation, Cardconnect, Thales E-Security

Reporthive.com Investigate presents an up-to-date study on “Tokenization market sales revenue for 2021, key player analysis, state of development, opportunity assessment, and forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread)“ ...
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Stablecoin strife: crypto assets face calls for tougher oversight

Expert insights, analysis and smart data help you cut through the noise to spot trends, risks and opportunities ...
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BPN Capital Group Announces First Blockchain-based Commercial Mortgage Executed at Miami's Iconic SLS Lux Brickell

The event is to announce the first commercial mortgage to be done using blockchain technology. The collateral is located at the Iconic SLS Lux Brickell in Miami, FL, the announcement will ...
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New regulatory affairs director appointed at Global Digital Finance

Global Digital Finance (GDF), the global cryptoassets and digital finance industry membership body which promotes best practices for ...
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A wave of M & A approaching the North American crypto asset industry ── Power games have begun

If you speculate on the next takeover of the crypto assets (cryptocurrency) industry, how about Nasdaq-listed crypto asset exchange Coinbase buying DeFi (decentralized finance) project Dharma? right ...
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Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index ETF Debuts in Top 5; Crypto Demand Surges in Latin America

The Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto ETF offers financial advisors and investors a balanced portfolio of crypto assets, bringing index investing to the rapidly growing crypto asset class .
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Polygon brings layer-2 efficiency to Tokeny’s security token platform

Polygon is a layer-2 protocol building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks, and Tokeny provides technology for securities issuers to tokenize their assets ...
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Cómo se financiarán los estados 'tokenizando' todo su patrimonio

En el cajón del sastre impulsado por el blockchain y la descentralización financiera (DeFi en inglés), la financiación ...
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Societé Generalé lanza security token y anuncia servicios de criptoactivos en 2022

Societe Generale anuncia el lanzamiento de un security token (STO) y servicios de criptoactivos para 2022. La entidad financiera francesa explica que ...
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The next big trade, from yes or no bets to security tokens

Investors may want to take a closer look at these four markets on the cusp of going mainstream ...
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The Tokenization of Venture Debt Fund

In the world of massive data flow and the emergence of blockchain technology, the securities trading market is re-shaping like ...
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Canadian Securities Regulators Deliver Bear Hug to Crypto Asset Trading Platforms Operating in Canada

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) recently published guidance on how ...
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Digital securities platform iSTOX tokenizes real estate fund

Singapore-based private market platform iSTOX has issued digital tokens that give accredited investors access to Mapletree Investment’s latest office fund, the Mapletree ...
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DeFi needs regulatory clarity to interface with ‘real-world’ finance, experts say

Decentralized finance protocols and regulatory agencies need to figure out DeFi regulations to enable the niche crypto market to integrate with real-world finance ...
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DeFi and tokenization together reshape the financial system

DeFi, short for decentralized finance, is without a doubt one of the hottest topics these days in the blockchain space ...
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Visa aceptará pagos con criptomonedas y anima al bitcoin

Los inversores que apuestan por el bitcoin convencidos de que competirá en el futuro al dinero tradicional ven ahora más posibilidades de éxito ...
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La CNMV acelera para lanzar la norma sobre la publicidad de criptoactivos

El presidente de la CNMV, Rodrigo Buenaventura, ha resaltado este jueves que en el supervisor trabajan para lanzar cuanto antes la circular que regulará la publicidad de los criptoactivos ...
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The Rise of Digital Securities

In 2021 the modern economic landscape is already beginning to shift. The growth of cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance (DeFi) has been ...
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European Central Bank could be given powers to approve cryptoassets

The European Central Bank (ECB) could be given greater powers to regulate cryptoassets ...
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Finance’s new normal must include more female leadership

Falling on the eighth of March every year since 1913, International Women’s Day is a global reminder that, although progress has been made over the last century, women still do not ...
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Highlights from Upcoming Security Token Summit

The upcoming Security Token Summit which will be live streamed on March 25 at Securities.io is brought to you by Draper Goren Holm, a blockchain venture studio ...
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tZERO ATS teams up with commercial real estate tokenization & finance platform Earn.re

tZERO ATS teams up with commercial real estate tokenization & finance platform Earn.retZERO, a leading financial technology company that owns, develops and operates a suite of FinTech solutions...
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Security token offerings (STOs) democratize capital

Security token offerings (STOs), using blockchain technology, are going to transform capital markets and help strengthen Hong Kong’s status as a global financial centre ...
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Why Private Markets Need a Major Tech Upgrade

Private markets are continuing to grow rapidly as companies stay private longer and more institutional capital flows into the space, but this growth will require continuing development of the underlying market mechanics and processes ...
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Vonovia Issues First Fully Digital Note via Online Marketplace firstwire

Vonovia is further expanding the digitalization of its finance division. The residential real estate company issued a fully digital registered bond of € 20 million for the first time ...
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Why DeFi plus asset tokenization will take crypto to new heights

In previous years, we have seen numerous attempts to bring real-world assets to the crypto market. However, none ...
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How a Small German Firm Brought FAANG Stocks to Crypto

A 19-year-old asset management firm in Germany is responsible for the latest wave of American tech stocks entering crypto. And they’re just getting started ...
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AG Delta partners with Skyhook to combine Digital and Conventional Securities within a single platform

AG Delta and Skyhook Capital announce a partnership to deliver a wealth management and execution platform combining digital and conventional securities for investors and ...
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Why secure data tokenization should scare the hell out of Big Data

With secure data tokenization, we will see a mass migration of both applications and users from existing power infrastructures to blockchain ...
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Tokenized Real Estate in 2020: What's The Update?

The year 2017 saw the first solid boom of token sales, also known as ICOs. The token sale market took off in earnest during that year, spiking from zero to investments above $4 billion ...
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Driving Engagement Through Tokenization: Gaming, Sports, and Entertainment

More than ever, people across the globe are exploring alternative ways to access financial products and services. Although financial technology (Fintech) companies ...
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5 ways to transform industries and kickstart growth

Financial Market Infrastructures, or FMIs, emerged from behind the scenes during the 2008 crisis, and the coronavirus pandemic has in turn brought renewed focus ...
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The Future of Securities Trading

Before we dive into the future we must first discuss the present. Up until now there have been two distinct securities markets in the United States. Public and Private. Public securities ...
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Archax joins London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE

Archax, the world’s first FCA regulated digital securities exchange, today announced that it has joined ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group’s global capital ...
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New Swiss DLT Regulations to enter into force starting February 2021

In September 2020, the Swiss Parliament approved the new regulations for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT Framework) ...
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Legislation in Luxembourg for Blockchain based Tokenization Is Progressive and Supported by Fintech Sector, Tokeny Solutions CEO Says

The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT), an organization focused on driving innovation for financial services in Luxembourg by connecting the local and global Fintech industry participants, recently shared an update from Luc Falempin ...
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How High is the Tide of EU Crypto Assets with MiCA?

This September the European Commission (EC) adopted a new Digital Finance Package, including a digital finance strategy and legislative proposals on crypto-assets and digital resilience ...
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Cardano Upgrades On Its Way To Offer Better Tokenization Than Ethereum

The Cardano (ADA) testnet is officially in the multi-asset era, announced Cardano development firm IOHK.a ...
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Comienza la Semana de la Educación Emprendedora con una reunión institucional

El Alto Comisionado para España Nación Emprendedora promueve, por primera vez en nuestro país, la Semana de la Educación Emprendedora ...
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Comienza la Semana de la Educación Emprendedora

El Alto Comisionado para España Nación Emprendedora, órgano dependiente directamente del presidente del Gobierno, promoverá, por primera vez en España ...
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Del 25 al 29 de enero: el Gobierno crea la Semana de la Educación Emprendedora

El próximo domingo 24 de enero se celebra, como cada año, el Día Internacional de la Educación ...
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El Gobierno promueve la Semana de la Educación Emprendedora, que se celebrará del 25 al 29 de enero

El Alto Comisionado para España Nación Emprendedora, órgano dependiente directamente del presidente del Gobierno, promoverá, por primera vez en España ...
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Tokenized Stocks from Apple, Tesla, and Amazon now available through Bittrex Global

Have you ever wanted to own stock in companies like Facebook, Google, or even Netflix, but do not have access to such assets? This is about to change ...
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INX, Security Tokens, and the great wealth transfer from boomers to millenials

2020 is turning out to be a critical turning point in society. The year has hastened the growth in decentralization ...
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Crypto Plaza Hackathon Winner Plans To Tokenize Spain’s Real Estate Market

The proposal allows to sell tokenized debt to small investors through crowdlending ...
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EV Biologics Signs Funding Agreement for Biotech Security Token Offering

EV Biologics Corp (OTC PINK:YECO) today announced that it has signed ...
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Dusk Networks takes stake in Dutch stock exchange NPEX

Dusk Network has become the newest shareholder of NPEX, the Dutch stock exchange for small- and medium enterprises ...
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Is Tokenization The Engine To The Economy of The Future?

In general terms, tokenization is the replacement of real values with conditional ones. Tokens were used in the British Empire from the 17th to the 19th century due to a lack of fiat ...
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Tokenization will bring desirable stability to emerging markets

Tokenization has a long way to go before it will uplift populations in emerging-market states, but it will bring the needed ...
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Tokenized securities on blockchain are here. And they’ve been around for a while

With the entire year in crypto defined by a maelstrom of projects embarking on decentralized finance (DeFi) aspects to their products ...
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BIS Paper Reckons With P2P Payments, Tokenized Securities, Central Bank Digital Currencies

Researchers at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) are grappling with the future of payments – so much so their newest quarterly report, released Sunday ...
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The tokenization of securities is happening right now and no one is noticing

On July 10, the SEC officially cleared blockchain startup Blockstack to hold the first regulated security token offering ...
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What Are Tokenized Securities And Why They Matter

On March 7, SEC Chairman Clayton sent a letter to congressman Ted Budd, essentially confirming that he agreed with Hinman ...