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Security Token Startup Templum Shifts to Private Blockchains

Security token specialist Templum is shifting from public to private blockchains. Announced Monday, enterprise software vendor Symbiont is building a private blockchain and smart contracts system that Templum will use for future security token offerings (STOs) by its clients. Previously, the regulated broker-dealer left the choice of blockchain protocol up to the issuers, but this […]

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Brazilian Bank Aims to Raise $15 Million Through Security Token Offering

A Brazilian investment bank is planning to raise millions of dollars through the offering of a security token. In an announcement Thursday, Banco BTG Pactual said it will back its blockchain-based token with distressed Brazilian real estate assets, with the expectation of raising up to $ 15 million. It will also establish a secondary market following the sale […]

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From Mar-a-Lago to Coinbase, Dubious Claims Follow Doc.com Token Sales

A health startup tied to a public cryptocurrency is using overstated language about some of its industry relationships and its affiliation with crypto exchange Coinbase as it seeks to sell tokens to investors, a CoinDesk investigation has found. Mexico City-based Doc.com, which offers an app that provides healthcare and psychology consulting to underprivileged communities, also […]

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Don’t Throw the Crypto Tokens Out With the Bathwater

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. ___________ A year into the crypto market meltdown, we’ve gone from one extreme to the other. […]

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Why is Kik Challenging The SEC In Anticipated Crypto ICO Court Case?

Ever since initial coin offerings (ICOs) became mainstream, regulators, especially the U.S.’ governmental agencies, have sought to make moves against this newfangled form of funding. The crypto assets from these sales are touted as utility-centric, but incumbents have argued that they resemble securities. Jay Clayton, a commissioner at the U.S.’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), […]