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Location, Location, Location? This Startup Wants to Tokenize the Empire State Building
If you’re a real estate mogul you might be getting some added liquidity soon.
Jointer, a blockchain startup, is working on tokenizing commercial real estate. We spoke with Jude Regev, CEO, on the latest along with mechanics on how tokenizing properties will work.

Iranian Bitcoin Users are Already Being Affected by New US Sanctions

On Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that two bitcoin addresses tied to Iran residents Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan were being added to its Specially Designated Nationals sanctions list, a first for the office.

Hours later, Telegram channels across Iran began to light up with chatter about privacy and the security of bitcoin wallets.

Venture-Funded Technology Startups Could be the Next Big Market for STOs

Hope springs eternal. Each year a new crop of companies is being funded by venture capital and private equity. But, according to Pitchbook, a definitive source for deals about venture and private equity funding, fewer startups are being acquired, and even less are going public.

Most venture-funded, private tech startups have little chance of issuing an initial public offering (IPO) or getting acquired by a larger company. 

Crypto Promotion Comes Back to Bite Floyd Mayweather Jr. and DJ Khaled

Don’t forget your disclaimers.

That’s the expensive lesson for boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and music producer DJ Khaled, who settled charges brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week for failing to disclose large payments they received to promote initial coin offerings on social media. The cases are the SEC’s first charging touting violations related to ICOs, which raise funds for cryptocurrency ventures.

Malaysia Set to Enforce ICO & Cryptocurrency Regulations in Q1 2019

Malaysia’s Finance Minister announced that the country would enforce regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges and ICOs in the Q1 2019.

According to The Star Online, Lim Guan Eng, Malaysia’s Finance Minister, revealed that regulations guiding virtual currency exchanges and initial coin offerings (ICO) would be implemented in the first quarter of 2019.

Coinbase Invests in Securitize to Build "de Facto Marketplace" for Security Tokens
Coinbase, the $8 billion crypto exchange giant, is one of a bevy of big-name crypto investors backing a project aimed to revolutionize the U.S. securities industry using blockchain technology.

Harbor Launches Tokenized Equity Purchases with Real Estate Offering

 Blockchain startup Harbor has officially launched its security token compliance platform and is moving to offer digitized shares in a high-rise building located in in South Carolina.

Announced Tuesday at CoinDesk’s Consensus: Invest event, Harbor is now allowing investors to register to buy shares in apartment block called The Hub at Columbia, owned by the real-estate wing of DRW Holdings, Convexity Properties. There are 955 shares – represented by 955 tokens – available at a cost of $21,000 apiece.

How 8 Decimal Capital Strategically Constructs Its Security Token Landscape

8 Decimal Capital predicts that the tokenization of assets will likely catalyze future adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. With the development of this new technology, the regulations of different countries will be programmed into tokens, and regulatory collaboration between countries will also occur.

This digital transformation is why 8 Decimal Capital is bullish on the Security Token space and investing across different segments of the market to help the industry grow.

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