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Stefan PerlebachNov 14, 2018

Interview with Antoni Trenchev - Co-Founder of Nexo Which problem is Nexo trying to solve? The Nexo concept emerged out of the lack of options for people that wanted to borrow against their crypto assets. We, the co-founders, experienced it first hand, so we wanted to provide an efficient solution here. Nexo solves the predicament of how to keep on HODLing crypto ass...

Stefan PerlebachNov 9, 2018

🔥 Top 5 - Most important news of the week 1. Ice Cream brand is launching STO for global expansion Soprano – a Lithuanian ice cream shop chain is planning to raise 5 to 8 million euros in order to expand their business using a franchise model. Investors will get a percentage of sales (probably 2%), getting paid directly via smart contracts. [-> source](https://cryptonews.com/exclusi...

Stefan PerlebachNov 7, 2018

Interview with Stefan Tittel - CEO of RISE Which problem is RISE trying to solve? In today’s capital markets, retail investors are consistently losing out to institutional investors in both traditional and crypto markets. Our goal in expanding our services from traditional asset trading is to level the playing field and provide equal access to our proven AI trading s...

Stefan PerlebachNov 2, 2018

🔥 Top 5 - Most important news of the week 1. Spacefund – a Security Token to invest in Space Startups SpaceFund is a venture capital firm seeking to cash in on the space travel industry. It is the first company to introduce a space Security Token designed to make it easier for people to invest in space startups. SpaceFund’s ultimate goal for tokenizing its funds is to expedite the pa...

Stefan PerlebachOct 31, 2018

Interview with Craig McGregor - CEO of DSTOQ 1. What problem is DSTOQ trying to solve? DSTOQ’s primary goal is to improve global access to capital markets. For the crypto industry our Security Token platform provides the ability to hedge their portfolio. We also aim to foster economic inclusion in multiple ways, such as giving individuals in emerging markets direct a...

Stefan PerlebachOct 26, 2018

🔥 Top 5 - Most important news of the week 1. Crypto companies request regulatory guidance from German lawmakers German venture capital firms Neufund and Freigeist VC published an open letter to the Bundestag after a court ruling excluded cryptocurrency from the financial instrument category - meaning virtual trading would be outside of existing laws. The letter requests German lawmak...

Stefan PerlebachOct 24, 2018

Interview with Darren Marble - CEO of Issuance 1. Which problem is Issuance trying to solve? Our team believes that digital securities are the next mega-trend in capital markets, and that deal marketing and capital raising will be the single biggest challenge in the years ahead. Therefore, Issuance is developing a modern marketing platform fo...

Stefan PerlebachOct 19, 2018

🔥 Top 5 - Most important news of the week 1. SEC expands Crackdown on ICOs According to a joint investigation by Yahoo Finance and Decrypt Media, the SEC has expanded its crackdown on ICOs. It is reported that hundreds of projects that conducted an ICO have eventually found that they had violated securities laws despite their endeavors to comply with regulations. In response to SEC p...

Stefan PerlebachOct 17, 2018

Interview with Laimonas Noreika - CEO of DESICO 1. Which problem is DESICO trying to solve? Problem #1: No infrastructure to issue tokenized securities DESICO's solution: DESICO will create a legally compliant, and therefore game-changing infrastructure to issue and trade tokenized securities (Security Tokens). DESICO's infrastructure will consist of a security...

Stefan PerlebachOct 12, 2018

🔥 Top 5 - Most important news of the week 1. First STO on Indiegogo raised $18 Million Asset management company Elevated Returns raised $18 million tokenizing the luxury asset St. Regis Aspen Resort and offering the token on Indiegogo` platform. -> source 2. Comi...

Stefan PerlebachOct 10, 2018

Interview with Juan Hernandez - CEO of OpenFinance Network 1. Which problem is OFN trying to solve? Currently, there is no single platform for digital asset issuers who would like to become securities and need trading, clearing and settlement for their security tokens. Traditional alternative assets (e.g. Regulation D, Regulation S, Regulation A+, hedge fund, private...

Stefan PerlebachOct 5, 2018

🔥 Top 5 - Most important news of the week 1. EU Market Regulators: €1.1 million to monitor cryptos & fintech The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) lists its key priorities for the coming year. It takes a "particular focus" on financial innovation including crypto assets, adding that it actively looks for issues and risks connected to such activities. [-> source](https...

Stefan PerlebachOct 1, 2018

Interview with Ulyana Shtybel - VP of HighCastle 1. Which problem is HighCastle trying to solve? The rise of the Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) has shown that the traditional exchanges and crowdfunding are unable to cover the demand from SMEs amongst new early-stage issuers and global investors. In fact, the crowdfunding market is undeveloped - less than 5% percent of a...

René FüchtenkordtSep 28, 2018

🔥 Top 5 - Most important news of the week 1. Coinbase Implements Formal Listing Process Coinbase announced a new process which should allow them to rapidly list most digital assets that are compliant with local law, by satisfying listing requests in a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction manner. [-> source](https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelwolfson/2018/09/17/christopher-woodrow-on-hollywoo...

René FüchtenkordtSep 27, 2018

Interview with Giuseppe Lo Presti - CEO of BizShake 1. Which problem is BizShake trying to solve? BizShake is committed to improving community life by creating a fully decentralized P2P sharing ecosystem based on NEO blockchain technology, aiming to allow users to monetize their assets in forms of renting and pawning, while greatly reducing intermediary costs. The...

Stefan PerlebachSep 24, 2018

Interview with Chris Corica - CEO of PrefLogic 1. Which problem is Preflogic trying to solve? a. Restricted access to capital to fuel growth and innovation b. Discounted value of real property assets based on illiquidity 2. Why should I tokenize my company, fund or real estate? If there is a desire to raise capital to fuel growth or unlock liquidity, then t...

René FüchtenkordtSep 21, 2018

🔥 Top 5 - Most important news of the week 1. Hollywood's First Security Token MovieCoin offers a SecurityToken denoting an ownership stake in a fund of real-word film and television assets. CEO Christopher Woodrow is planning to sell $250 million dollars’ worth of security tokens to finance 60 movies over the next six years. [-> source](https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelwolfson/2018/...

Stefan PerlebachSep 20, 2018

Interview with Sam Kawtharani - CEO of Corl 1. Which problem is Corl trying to solve? There is a funding gap currently gripping the start-up market, particularly for companies in the earliest stages of accelerating their growth potential. Barriers to entry remain high when dealing with Angels, VCs, and Banks, relying on opinions over data in most cases, and ignoring an a...

Stefan PerlebachSep 17, 2018

Interview with Steve Sillam - CEO of Leaseum Partners 1. Which problem is Leaseum Partners trying to solve? Leaseum Partners is a tokenized private equity fund, investing in commercial real estate in NYC. Paying out dividends to token holders either in fiat or crypto. Leaseum Partners aims to bring liquidity to an illiquid asset, real...

René FüchtenkordtSep 14, 2018

🔥 Top 5 - Most important news of the week 1. Winklevoss twins launch world’s first regulated stablecoin The New York–based digital currency exchange Gemini Trust Co. announced on Monday the launch of its own stablecoin which will be pegged to the U.S. dollar at 1:1. This sets s good example for crypto gaining acceptance by regulators in the financial system [-> source](https://www....

Stefan PerlebachSep 13, 2018

Interview with Graeme Moore - VP of Marketing @Polymath 1. Which problem is Polymath trying to solve? Polymath is improving the way that securities are created, stored, and traded. Most securities on Earth are simply pieces of paper, which are very hard to trade, and are not programmable in any way. Polymath makes it easy to create better securities; Security Tokens,...

Stefan PerlebachSep 10, 2018

Interview with Mart Parve - COO at Black Insurance. 1. Which problem is Black Insurance trying to solve? Can you name the “Uber of insurance” - the company that delivers a 10x improvement over the status quo? … Take your time. Yup, there’s no such company yet. Insurance is stagnant since it is riddled with bureaucracy, regulatory red tape and oligopolies. [Black](h...

Stefan PerlebachSep 7, 2018

Welcome to the first issue of our newsletter "This week in Security Tokens". Our vision is to build the ultimate guide to Tokenized Securities. Have Fun. 🔥 Top 5 - Most important news of the week 1. The Liechtenstein Blockchain Act “The Blockchain Laws Liechtenstein go much further than the blockchain legislation of other countries. The Blockchain Law is intended to regulate a...

Stefan PerlebachSep 5, 2018

Interview with Stephane De Baets - founder and President of Elevated Returns LLC, which is tokenizing the St. Regis Aspen Resort - a luxury asset in Aspen, Colorado. 1.Which problem is the Aspen Digital Token trying to solve? We want to bring liquidity to the real estate asset class. If we are successful in doing this, people will change their saving behavior and keep their savings in asset backed coins rather than money . 2. Why did...

Stefan PerlebachSep 3, 2018

Security Tokens are coming to disrupt the financial world! Traditional financial products  will be digitized and put onto the blockchain. By tokenizing securities we will see many improvements for investors and issuers in the market. But even regulators will benefit from this new technology. The following text will guide you through the biggest advantages Security Tokens will bring to us. 1. More Compliance Are regulators such as...

Stefan PerlebachAug 28, 2018

We interviewed Manuel Gonzalez Alzuru - CMO of Brickblock Which problem is Brickblock trying to solve? Brickblock’s mission is to make the world of investing more efficient, cost-effective, and inclusive. For investors, that means being able to invest in assets like real estate, investment funds, or other financial instruments without the high fees, geographic re...

Stefan PerlebachAug 23, 2018

Will Security Tokens create the next big Hype in Crypto? If so - what does that mean for Utility Tokens? Will they survive? In order to find answers to these questions, the following text shall help you to understand the differences between Security & Utility Tokens and provide you with knowledge about the advantages and shortcomings both token types represent. 1. The difference between Security Tokens & Utility Tokens What is an...

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