Security Tokens

Security tokens and Security Token Offerings (STOs) embrace the regulation, instead of avoiding it. Though there are different kinds of securities, they all imply some level of accountability before the investors and a clearly-defined legal status.


Gone are the days of the token that exists only to raise money in an ICO: security token holders will be true shareholders. At Crypto Briefing we strongly believe that this movement will benefit the ecosystem in the long run, and we will report on future news and developments about security tokens.

SharesPost announces SEC-approved ICOs

The Securities and Exchange Commission will allow a private exchange to trade in cryptocurrency tokens and investment. SharesPost, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer based in San...
Polymath Brings Automated Securities One Step Closer

Polymath Brings Automated Securities One Step Closer

If you’ve ever invested in an ICO, you know that one part of the investing process is still stuck in the twentieth century. After...
Who Stands To Benefit From The Digital Securities Market

Who Stands To Benefit From The Digital Securities Market?

The emerging digital securities ecosystem has the potential to create economic opportunities for years to come. I’ve already discussed one of the key benefits...
Security Token Offerings Reality Check and STO Expectation Management for 2019

Security Token Offerings: A Reality Check To Manage Expectations

Exactly how much ICOs raised in 2018 is unclear, with estimates up to $22 billion – almost double what they did the previous year....
Blockchain based compliance is the one more step toward mass adoption

‘Blockchain-Based Compliance Is The Future’

A leading blockchain-focused law firm believes that compliance will soon be baked in to the very blockchain systems that the companies are based on. Zach...
stellar bonds

Bonds, Stellar Bonds: German Regulators Approve Bitbond STO

Security tokens have reached another milestone, this time in Germany. The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, or BaFin, has approved a prospectus by Bitbond to...
2019 could be year of the STO, says DSTOQ CEO

2019: The Year Of The STO?

In 2017, we witnessed massive growth in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), and this spilled into 2018 with over $13.7 billion USD raised by ICOs...
ICO Projects Begin To Seek SEC Compliance as regulatory oversight looms

ICOs Already Retooling To Achieve SEC Compliance

The government is taking aim at ICOs, and the crypto-world has heard the warnings loud and clear. In a new trend this year, several...
Digital Securities Regulation An Overview Of Startup Exemptions

Digital Securities Regulation: An Overview Of Compliant Exemptions

As we discussed in the previous article, there are many parties that stand to benefit from a booming digital securities market. One important group...
State Of Play A Comprehensive Analysis of Where the SEC Stands on Cryptocurrency and the Bitcoin ETF applications

State Of Play: The SEC’s Current Positions On Cryptocurrency

In the wake of SEC’s announcement that it would push back its decision on the proposed Bitcoin ETF to September this year, the need...
Robinhood and Swarm launch tokenized asset sale

Swarm Launches Tokenized Asset Sale

Robinhood is known for making investing easy, but now it is also becoming a crypto-asset. Investors can now bet on the company, through one...
Republic Allows US Investors To Participate In ICOs Legally

U.S. Investors Can In Fact Legally Participate In ICOs

American investors have not enjoyed the regulatory dance of the SEC and other agencies since the latter part of 2017. Will they? Won't they?...
The Demise Of The ICO And The Rise Of The Digital Security

The Demise Of The ICO And The Rise Of The Digital Security

As the ICO fades, crowdfunding will come back stronger When the Ethereum blockchain came online in March of 2016 (the first stable version) it ushered...
Polymath Soars As STO Excitement Over tZero Peaks

Polymath Soars As STO Excitement Over tZero Peaks

Polymath (POLY) tokens surged as much as 20% in value during Thursday's trading as markets reacted to the news tZero has issued its security tokens...
NEO blockchain lays ground for security token ecosystem

NEO Lays Ground For Security Tokens

If 2017 was the year of the ICO bubble, then 2018 was the year of wrong predictions. Not only did Bitcoin ETFs face continuous...
Malta Binance Agree To Establish A Security Token Exchange

Malta Binance Agree To Establish A Security Token Exchange

Crypto exchange Binance and the Maltese Stock Exchange (MSE) will be working together to set up a security token exchange. The MSE announced earlier on Tuesday...
Gibraltar confirms move into security tokens

Gibraltar Stock Exchange Confirms Move into Security Tokens

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) has confirmed to Crypto Briefing it is applying for an extension to its license that, if approved, will enable the exchange to...
An ex-JPMorgan trader predicted a billion dollar STO market

Unlikely Source Predicts $1bn STO Revolution

A boom in security token offerings (STOs) may just be around the corner. At a breakfast briefing sponsored by CoinShares last Thursday, a panel suggested...
FINRA-Licensed Broker-Dealer Welcomes Smartlands To America

FINRA-Licensed Broker-Dealer Welcomes Smartlands To America

It ain’t easy moving to America these days, but Smartlands is bucking border-tightening trends with its latest announcement. The UK-based project, launched in 2017...
Security tokens at the fore again as Securitize partners with Issuance

Security Tokens Score Yet Another Marketplace

If there was any question that utility coin offerings are headed for the exits, the addition of new securities exchanges should put those doubts...

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