Connections. Compliance. Cap Tables.
DECEMBER 19, 2018
THE DIGITAL ASSET REVIEW
Rob Nance, Managing Partner, and CEO at CityBlock Capital participated in a fireside chat at the Security Token Industry Launch Event in New York.
Topics include:
  • Origin of CityBlock Capital
  • The Logistics of an Offering
  • The third wave of technology

Cryptocurrency Trading Markets: Observations On The Intersection of Law and Technology

Many practitioners are familiar with best practices for know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) checks, as well as accredited investor verification as part of a security token offering.

However, compliance responsibilities for broker dealers and issuers do not end with the issuance of tokens. A range of practical and regulatory requirements render it necessary to continue to track know the identity of each holder of a security token for the life of the token.

Why Cryptocurrency will be the Next Operating System for Capitalism

Money won’t last forever — that is guaranteed.

It didn’t exist when exchange evolved to become a feature of humanities first economic system, nor will it persist when there is no advantage to using it. That time is approaching far quicker than traditionalists care to admit.

The reality is that our evolution to a largely cashless society is almost complete. I rarely have money on me physically, I can count on one hand the number of times I have had cash in my wallet in the last 3 years.

Coinbase Ventures Backs $3M Round for Trading Data Startup Nomics


Crypto data startup Nomics just secured $3 million in funding from investors including Coinbase Ventures.

The company announced Tuesday that the Series A investment will be used to flesh out its engineering team, as well as continue working to index 95 percent of all data pertaining to how crypto assets are traded.

Security Token Platform Provider TokenSoft Invests in SEC-Registered Broker-Dealer

TokenSoft, a startup that focuses on the tokenization of real-world assets, announced on Thursday that it had invested in a broker-dealer regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Apparently, TokenSoft bought a major stake, as the entity was rebranded as TokenSoft Global Markets, LLC.

Open Finance Network (OFN) Moves from Beta to Full Trading Functionality
Open Finance Network (OFN) has progressed from the beta stage and is offering the first security token trading platform on the US market, according to a press release on Thursday. OFN has been providing alternative finance solutions since 2014 and now aims to expand into the area of security tokens.

Alethena Brings Security Token Offerings to Switzerland



Swiss-based startup Alethena has completed the tokenization of its entire share capital on the Ethereum blockchain, becoming a European pioneer in the security token offerings (STO) space, the company said in an emailed statement to Cryptovest, which reached out with questions on the mechanics and the legality of performing an STO.

tZero to Develop a Cobalt-Backed Token for Hong Kong Investor



Overstock.com’s tZERO subsidiary has been hired by private equity firm GSR Capital to develop a token for trading cobalt.

The engagement could lead to the tokenization of up to $200 million worth of this rare metal, which is used to make electric vehicle batteries, in 2019 alone, Overstock said Monday.

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