Ethereum 

Overstock Subsidiary and Tokenization Firm tZERO Announces New Management

The blockchain-based subsidiary of retail giant Overstock,  tZERO, has appointed three new managers. The company announced the new hires in a press release on July 17. According to the announcement, new appointees Brooke Navarro, Michael Mougias and Alexandra Sotiropoulos have been official managers since July 15. TZero states that these new executives are the firms head of issuance, head of investor relations and head of communications, respectively. The CEO of tZERO, Saum Noursalehi, remarked on the intended role for these new hires, saying: “On the issuance front, Brooke will drive…

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Blockchain 

Standard Tokenization Protocol Raises $750K in Eight-Second Token Sale

A token sale for Standard Tokenization Protocol (STP) raised $750,000 and sold out within eight seconds, a news release claimed on June 11. The project says it offers an open-source, decentralized standard for the tokenization and issuance of any asset. Following the initial exchange offering (IEO), which was held on Bittrex, STP founder Mike Chen said: “We are excited to move forward with implementing a powerful funding mechanism for other companies that could potentially save billions in funding costs while staying fully compliant in any jurisdiction.” As well as being collected…

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Bitcoin 

Tokenization Software Firm AlphaPoint Rehauls Management

Tokenization software firm AlphaPoint rehauled its management, financial news outlet Finextra reports on June 3. Per the report, the current chief technology officer of the company, Joe Ventura, will become the chief information officer, while global head of trading Kapil Rathi will be the new chief operating officer. Both will be reporting to Igor Telyatnikov, the former president who has now been newly appointed as the CEO. Telyatnikov is reportedly an AlphaPoint founding member who held multiple senior leadership positions in the firm, including chief operating officer. Finextra notes that…

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Bitcoin 

Tokenization, Explained | Cointelegraph

3. In short: It’s on a blockchain. But let’s dive a little deeper and see what “token” even means in our case. Of course, as with many other crypto-related terms, there is no single, agreed-upon definition. At the most basic level, a token is a representation of a particular asset or utility. Sound too abstract? Let’s outline three types of tokens you might come across on a regular basis and break them down: Currency tokens These are the most obvious ones. Just think of classic cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin. Currency tokens are…

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Blockchain 

Compliant Token Startup Standard Tokenization Protocol Secures $7 Million in Funding

Compliant tokenization startup Standard Tokenization Protocol (STP) announced that it secured $7 million in funding in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 29. Per the release, STP raised the funds in two separate private funding rounds from multiple venture capitalists by selling its STPT token, with $5 million in the first round and $2 million in the second. The investors cited by the company are Neo Global Capital, BlockVC and AlphaBit. The announcement explains that STP’s service is designed to allow for the compliant and transparent tokenization of…

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Blockchain 

EU Blockchain Observatory Releases Report on Tokenization, AI and IoT

The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum released a report entitled “Tokenization of physical assets and the impact of IoT and AI” on April 10. The report, authored by Dr. Tim Weingärtner, a professor at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts – School for Information Technology, features the “digital twin” concept, which refers to a digital replica of the physical world. This mirror world would be consist of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, big data, tokens representing physical objects, blockchain as a trusted ledger and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The…

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Blockchain 

Gibraltar Stock Exchange Subsidiary Partners With Tokenization Platform

Hashstac, a subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group (GSX Group), has partnered with Singapore-based technology company STO Global-X to facilitate the issuance of tokens. The development was announced by the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) on April 5. GSX Group’s subsidiary Hashtacs Inc. and STO Global-X will jointly launch an integrated Tokenized Securities Exchange product that will purportedly allow stock exchanges and other qualified financial institutions to tokenize assets and boost trading, clearing and settling of digital securities. “The collaboration aims to integrate STO Global-X’s tokenization platform and exchange technology…

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Blockchain 

London Stock Exchange Leads $20 Million Investment in Finance Tokenization Startup

The London Stock Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has led a $20 million investment round in fintech startup Nivaura, Reuters reported on Feb. 27. The British blockchain startup is the developer of the world’s reportedly first crypto-denominated, blockchain-settled bond. According to Reuters, LSEG paid an undisclosed amount for a minority equity stake in Nivaura.  The startup provides blockchain solutions that automate the issuance, clearing and settlement of financial instruments, including bond issuance and tokenized securities. Alongside LSEG, Banco Santander’s venture capital arm, Santander InnoVentures, was reportedly among the investors in Nivaura.…

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Bitcoin 

Wyoming Introduces Bill Permitting Tokenization of Stocks

A bill allowing corporations to issue blockchain-based tokens that represent stocks was introduced in Wyoming on Jan. 16, according to the official state legislature site. House Bill 185 is sponsored by Representatives Olsen, Brown, Hunt, Lindholm, Western and Zwonitzer and Senators Driskill and Rothfuss. If passed, the bill will become effective on July 1, 2019. The current draft of the bill states: “The articles of incorporation or bylaws of a corporation may specify that all or a portion of the shares of the corporation may be represented by share certificates…

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