This Week in Security Tokens #5

Stefan Perlebach
Stefan Perlebach

Oct 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

2. Congress members ask SEC chairman for clarity on cryptocurrency regulation

After a four-hour meeting in Washington, where representatives from Wall Street and the crypto industry pleaded for more regulatory guidance, more than a dozen members of congress sent a letter to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, calling for a clearer picture of how the agency views the digital asset class. -> source

3. Launch of StellarX – Setting up the infrastructure to trade Security Tokens

StellarX, the built-in decentralized exchange for the Stellar protocol recently announced its full launch. There will be a few innovations that impact the possibility to tradie Security Tokens, e.g. that traders will be able to require correspondents to identify themselves, as this may be legally required. -> source

4. Chinese Banking Giant issues $1.3 Billion in Securities on a Blockchain

The Bank of Communications, one of the four state-owned commercial banks in China, has completed a major issuance worth around $1.3 Billion of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBSs) using a blockchain network. -> source

5. Decentralized exchange Everbloom applies for broker-dealer license

Everbloom is seeking to become a licensed broker-dealer in a bid to attract institutional investors. The startup registered with the SEC and submitted an application for a license from FINRA. Why they do it you can read here.

🖊️ From the Blog

Highcastle: Equity Crowdfunding and Security Tokens

Interview with Ulyana Shtybel - Vice President at - talking about the costs and time it takes to do an STO for Equity Crowdfunding, advantages and challenges Tokenization brings and the Learnings she made -> source

⏰ New Security Token Listings

Vertalo - Cayman Islands Asset Class: Stock The Security Token Stakeholder Registry - Vertalo is a liquidity enablement platform for compliant security token issuances -> source

💡 Knowledge of the Week

An Guide to the Security Token Ecosystem

Tatiana Koffmann offers a good overview about important actors in the Security Token space, including Exchanges, Issuance Platforms and STOs -> source

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