STO News

Roel Wolfert Hails ‘Huge Potential’ In STOs
Roel Wolfert Hails ‘Huge Potential’ In STOs
14 August 2019, 18:18
Former VISA Executive Roel Wolfert said precisely in a recent interview that security token offerings (STOs) have 'huge potential.'
Landmark? Seychelles Stock Exchange to Offer Security Token Trading
Landmark? Seychelles Stock Exchange to Offer Security Token Trading
02 August 2019, 17:28
Seychelles Stock Exchange set to become first to offer listing and trading of security tokens.
TokenSoft Officially Rolls Out Know-Your-Business Checks
TokenSoft Officially Rolls Out Know-Your-Business Checks
02 August 2019, 06:22
Securities tokenization company, TokenSoft has updated its platform to include know-your-business (KYB) checks services.
Rise Wealth Technologies Launches STO With $120 Million Target
Rise Wealth Technologies Launches STO With $120 Million Target
01 August 2019, 12:32
The Rise Wealth Technologies security token offering (Rise Wealth STO) is targeting a $120 million raise from accredited investors.
Securitize Issues Tokens For Curzio Research Newsletter Business
Securitize Issues Tokens For Curzio Research Newsletter Business
30 July 2019, 18:26
Securitize released tokens representing equity ownership in the popular newsletter business, Curzio Research.
CoinLaunch Fined $39,500 Over Non-Registration With OSC
CoinLaunch Fined $39,500 Over Non-Registration With OSC
29 July 2019, 05:48
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) settled charges with CoinLaunch, a company that helped crypto startups to execute token offerings.
Bitbond Security Tokens Becomes Tradable
Bitbond Security Tokens Becomes Tradable
26 July 2019, 08:46

Germany-based SME lending platform, Bitbond announced Thursday that it has successfully activated trading functionality for BB1, the security token that they issued to investors in a recently completed STO.

Fundament Gets Regulatory Approval for €250 Million Token Offering
Fundament Gets Regulatory Approval for €250 Million Token Offering
23 July 2019, 17:21
Germany's primary financial markets regulator, BaFin authorized blockchain startup, Fundament Group to issue a tokenized real-estate backed bond worth 250 million euros ($280 million).
Malta Releases Consultation Paper on STOs
Malta Releases Consultation Paper on STOs
22 July 2019, 17:26
An overview of Malta's recently released consultation paper on security token offerings (STOs).
Patrick Bryne Eyes $900 Billion Value for Security Token Platforms
Patrick Bryne Eyes $900 Billion Value for Security Token Platforms
17 July 2019, 20:41
Patrick M. Bryne CEO of Overstock and tZero believes that security token exchanges would be worth $900 billion in the future.
Da Vinci Capital Begins STO for Gett Taxi Service
Da Vinci Capital Begins STO for Gett Taxi Service
15 July 2019, 14:34
Da Vinci Capital has started the security token offering (STO) for Gett Taxi, a ride-hailing startup in USA, Russia, Israel, and the U.K.
BTG Pactual to Use Tezos for $1 Billion STOs
BTG Pactual to Use Tezos for $1 Billion STOs
04 July 2019, 15:02
BTG Pactual will use to Tezos blockchain to conduct security token offerings (STOs) worth at least $1 billion.
UAE Token Sales Raised $210 Million in 120 Days
UAE Token Sales Raised $210 Million in 120 Days
29 April 2019, 10:26
Between January 1-April 29, stats show that token issuers in the UAE raised $210,516,051 more than 25% of the total revenue and nearly double what was raised in the United States and the United Kingdom ($108.4 million).
Mauritius Releases STO Regulatory Framework
Mauritius Releases STO Regulatory Framework
10 April 2019, 17:19
The Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC) have released a guidance note on security token offerings (STOs) to show that they remain highly supportive of fintech related initiatives.
Hong Kong Releases Regulation for Security Token Offerings (STOs)
Hong Kong Releases Regulation for Security Token Offerings (STOs)
29 March 2019, 15:31
Crypto projects who want to conduct security token offerings (STOs) in Hong Kong now have new rules to guide such issuance of cryptocurrencies.
Thai SEC Backed ICO Portal Almost Ready
Thai SEC Backed ICO Portal Almost Ready
14 March 2019, 10:51
Would you invest in an ICO listed on a portal approved by a national securities regulator? The Thai SEC will soon make it possible.
Taiwan to Establish STO as a Fundraising Model
Taiwan to Establish STO as a Fundraising Model
04 March 2019, 15:58
Authorities in Taiwan are set to legalize STO as a fundraising model for local companies after discovering its potential.
Thai Parliament Approve Securities Tokenization
Thai Parliament Approve Securities Tokenization
23 February 2019, 11:47
Thai lawmakers just approved securities tokenization for companies in the country.
Will Binance Join the Security Token and Futures Market?
Will Binance Join the Security Token and Futures Market?
19 February 2019, 15:30
Will Binance offer security tokens and cryptocurrency futures contracts? CEO Changpeng Zhao answers.
Philippines Release STO Regulatory Framework
Philippines Release STO Regulatory Framework
06 February 2019, 16:56
The Philippines has released a regulatory framework to govern the activity of crypto startups who wish to raise money through Digital Asset Token Offering (DATO)
Top 5 Crime Reports in Crypto This Week
Top 5 Crime Reports in Crypto This Week
28 January 2019, 15:27
In this article, we reveal the top five crime reports in crypto this week with Initial Coin Offerings and the hack of peer-to-peer crypto exchange, LocalBitcoins among the most prominent.
Unnamed STO Halted in Singapore
Unnamed STO Halted in Singapore
24 January 2019, 13:59
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said today that it halted an unnamed crypto startup in the country trying to issue a Security Token Offering (STO).
STOs Coming To EOS After FSP Launch
14 January 2019, 16:34
This weekend, e-trading systems developer, Ed Silantyev announced the rollout of his Financial Securities Protocol (FSP) which will make it possible for the EOS blockchain to host and facilitate security token creation and transactions.
Prometheum Seeking SEC Compliance Gets $12 Million in Funding
24 December 2018, 16:23
Prometheum, a crypto project that wants to fulfill the SEC’s requirement for issuing security tokens in the U.S had reportedly secured a $12 million investment last week, and now eyes the development of their blockchain network in 2019.
Africa's First Security Framework Arrives Courtesy of Raise and A&K Law Firm
Africa's First Security Framework Arrives Courtesy of Raise and A&K Law Firm
17 December 2018, 23:32
The African continent has taken a significant step towards making their mark in the future. Late last week, tech startup Raise, and a Kenyan law firm known as Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) collaborated to release Africa's first security token framework.
Why is Basis Stablecoin Project Shutting Down?
13 December 2018, 19:59
Anonymous sources revealed that the Basis stablecoin would stop operations and return a majority of the $133 million funds it received from early investors such as Bain Capital Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.
CoinAlpha Advisors Fined $50,000 By SEC
CoinAlpha Advisors Fined $50,000 By SEC
10 December 2018, 18:36
The U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has compelled CoinAlpha Advisor LLC, a crypto fund manager to pay $50,000 in fines for carrying out an unregistered securities sale to investors.
Warren Davidson Promise Crypto And ICO Regulation For The US
09 December 2018, 18:08
U.S Congressman Warren Davidson has raised hopes of crypto regulations coming to the US after making a promise to introduce a bill that makes cryptocurrencies an “asset class”
Harbor Launch Platform For Securities Tokenization
Harbor Launch Platform For Securities Tokenization
05 December 2018, 20:55
With asset tokenization now a trend in the crypto industry, US-based blockchain startup Harbor has announced the launch of an institutional grade securities tokenization platform. Harbor has listed its first client on their platform, a tokenized real estate investment trust (REIT) from Chicago-based Convexity Properties.
No STOs In Beijing
No STOs In Beijing
04 December 2018, 20:48
Security Token Offerings (STOs) may be booming anywhere else in the world right now, but not in Beijing where the chief Municipal Bureau of Finance, Huo Xuewen has issued a warning against the fundraising model. While speaking to an audience at a wealth management congress at the weekend, Xuewen explained that it was “illegal” to conduct an STO in Beijing.
G20 To Align Crypto Regulations With FATF
G20 To Align Crypto Regulations With FATF
03 December 2018, 16:25
At a just-concluded G20 Summit held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the body announced as part of its written declaration that they “will regulate crypto-assets for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism in line with FATF standards and we will consider other responses as needed”.
Thailand Regulators Not Sure How To Classify STOs
Thailand Regulators Not Sure How To Classify STOs
02 December 2018, 17:05
The Thai Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has successfully come up with a regulatory framework for ICOs, but according to the agency's deputy secretary, some uncertainty still exist on how to group security token offerings (STOs).
Belarus Approves Full Regulatory Framework For Cryptocurrencies
Belarus Approves Full Regulatory Framework For Cryptocurrencies
02 December 2018, 12:12
The European nation has become the latest to roll out regulation for the crypto industry following signed documents released by a special unit in the country know as Belarus High-Technologies Park (HTP)
Dubai To Implement STO Regulations By Q1 2019
Dubai To Implement STO Regulations By Q1 2019
02 December 2018, 06:47
According to Jason King, a managing partner of the Dubai-based firm, Connected Global Strategies (CGS), the country’s regulators have already paved the way for STOs to thrive in the region by creating a regulatory framework for STOs . The government launched the Dubai Blockchain Strategy earlier this year and had sights set on making "Dubai the first city fully powered by Blockchain by 2020".
SEC Fines Mayweather and Dj Khaled For Promoting ICO
SEC Fines Mayweather and Dj Khaled For Promoting ICO
30 November 2018, 21:26
For promoting Centra ICO and failing to comply with securities law, the U.S SEC fined Floyd Mayweather to pay $300,000 in disgorgement, $300,000 as a penalty and $14,755 in interests. Dj Khaled faces a more favorable penalty with $50,000 to be paid for disgorgement, $100,000 as a penalty and $2725 in interest.
SEC Chairman: Almost All ICOs Are Non-compliant
SEC Chairman: Almost All ICOs Are Non-compliant
28 November 2018, 15:33

The recent clampdown on ICOs is not expected to end soon after the U.S SEC Chairman; Jay Clayton told CNBC reporters that the regulators’ definition of Initial Coin Offerings ICOs) remain the same and projects who fail to meet up to their requirements will still be considered “non-compliant.”

MasterDAX Adds STO Function
MasterDAX Adds STO Function
27 November 2018, 20:19
MasterDAX is a 100% source code technology developed by Digital China Group that allows to build their crypto exchange will now support security token offerings (STOs) integration