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DECEMBER 14, 2018
Allianz Global Investors Chief Calls for Cryptocurrency Ban
Andreas Utermann, chief executive officer and global chief investment officer of Allianz Global Investors, has said cryptocurrencies should be banned by regulators. According to a  report  from Reuters on Tuesday, Utermann was speaking during a panel discussion in London alongside Andrew Bailey, chief executive of U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Jay Clayton Gives Speech Praising ICOs as Legitimate Fundraising Path

For many, December is a time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to what the New Year may bring. I believe organizations also should mark milestones, take stock of what has been done and what needs to be done, and adjust course accordingly.

My colleagues at the Commission and I go through this exercise relatively frequently, including to fulfill statutory reporting requirements—yes, like the public companies we regulate, we too have disclosure obligations.

Issuance and Vertalo Announce Strategic Partnership

In a positive development, a recent partnership between Vertalo and Issuance has been announced. The nature of this partnership will see Vertalo compliment Issuance by providing its users with access to features such as cap table management, verified token ownership, and more. 

By partnering, each company is able to bring their unique specialties, in an effort to form a well-rounded and comprehensive platform.

Dave Hendricks, founder & CEO of Vertalo, joined Security Token Academy’s Director of Programming, Adam Chapnick, for an interview during Security Token Industry Launch Week in New York, hosted by Security Token Academy.
As the hype for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) is weakening, the attention is now shifted toward the Security Token (ST) industry. The ST industry is currently at its nascent stage, in which many startups are trying to revolutionize the traditional financial ecosystem.

Swarm, a non-profit providing open infrastructure for digital securities, announced today its integration with Mercury FX, a trusted global currency specialist. Through this integration, investors using Swarm’s platform can now commit funds using over 30 fiat currencies, including USD, EUR, CHF and GBP.

Calling their EQRE digital asset “a securities token that even Wall Street could love,” QuantmRE is planning to do a security token offering tied to fractionalized interest in real estate. In partnership with Prime Trust, QuantmRE will issue a security token representing interests in owner-occupied, residential real estate assets in the US

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