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FEBRUARY 5, 2019
The Rise of Smart Securities and Private Blockchains
By Nisa Amolis
Entrepreneur, angel investor, and board member Nisa Amolis sits down with Vincent Molinari, CEO of Templum Markets and Co-Founder of Templum Inc., to discuss the current and future state of smart securities.

Topics covered range across:
  • Maturation of industry nomenclature
  • Role of legislators
  • Balancing asset liquidity with investor protections
  • Public vs private chain adoption.

Fidelity Launching Digital Asset Custody Service

"Fidelity Investments is targeting a March launch date for its Bitcoin custody service, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, as the mutual-fund giant moves forward with a plan that could help ease fears of trading cryptocurrencies."

Davos Survey: Investors Want Listed Firms to Explore Blockchain

"According to research by the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), 26 percent institutional investors around the world believe that major listed companies will have to start proactively reporting on their plans and ambitions around blockchain."

Milestone: Security Token Market Reaches 100 Listed Tokens

"Security Token Market, the world’s largest repository for all past, present, and future asset-backed security token offerings worldwide, announced today that it has officially listed its 100th STO on its site,"

Art on the Superyachts: Beware of Wine Corks and Unruly Children
Expensive yachts that double as floating art galleries can lead to unexpected and costly mishaps.

Crypto Products May Have to Wait as US Regulators Confront Backlog

"SEC chairman Jay Clayton announced in a public statement that the regulator was “returning to normal operations.” During the shutdown, the agency monitored markets but only took action “to prevent imminent threats to property,” he noted.

That being said, while the agency’s 4,500 employees are back on duty, he noted that the leaders of the SEC’s..."

ICOs Unlikely to Disrupt Venture Capital Without Regulation

"In its January report, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) explained some of the intricacies of ICOs in modern finance. Although ICOs still offer advantages for startups, it comes at a steep cost. The organization concluded that ICOs can’t be properly harnessed until there is regulatory consensus internationally and it is unlikely to replace venture capital for mainstream seed financing."

SEC Office of Compliance Announces 2019 Examination Priorities

"The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) today announced its 2019 examination priorities. OCIE publishes its exam priorities annually to promote transparency of its examination program and provide insights into the areas it believes present potentially heightened risk to investors or the integrity of the U.S. capital markets."

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