When the term originated in the mid-90s, “digital assets” were items such as videos, images, audio, and documentation... Since then, technological advances and the birth of cryptos have given the words a whole new life.
AlphaPoint’s tokenization platform is one of a select few that offer both primary issuance and secondary trading solutions to clients. The firm continues to develop its all-inclusive token ecosystem with the final goal to create unmatched enterprise-grade software...
STOs and ICOs are both fundraising methods where capital is raised in return for a digital asset. In 2018, ICOs raised nearly $8 billion… But now they raise about 58 times less, and the STO has emerged. So far, 64 STOs have raised a total of $1 billion. In Q1 of 2019 alone, STOs saw a 130% increase. Learn the difference between the two...
STOs are growing rapidly in volume and number. There were five STOs in 2017, with a total issuance of $65.59 million… and 35 STOs in 2018, with a total volume of $434.95 million. Equity is the most common asset class—by far the largest part of finished issuances was conducted for company equity, followed by asset-backed securities.
Can a tokenized economy actually become a reality? Signs suggest an industry is emerging, and the potential of tokenization is now being widely recognized. We’re seeing the tokenization of such things as wine, chickens, eggs… and even a rare metal called palladium. A token economy would give a large boost to the global financial system. Here’s what it all means.
Utility tokens versus security tokens: what’s the difference? According to Polymath’s chief product officer Thomas Borrel, the future lies with security tokens because they make the most sense as a financial instrument. And tokenizing equity is just the tip of the iceberg.
Since the first initial coin offering (ICO) was held in July 2013, ICOs have raised an astounding $10 billion. But the days of the ICO are over... Too many people think of them as scams. Yet companies still need to raise money. Enter the STO—a way to raise money that has the potential to be far more secure, and, for the first time, legally open to the big players: institutional investors.
Digital securities are one of the fastest-growing asset classes—empowering investors to explore previously illiquid and unattainable assets… including fine art and luxury real estate. Private credit is also poised for successful digitization… allowing a wider investor base to take part in its benefits.
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and renowned crypto skeptic Nouriel Roubini went head to head at the Deconomy Conference in South Korea in front of over 1,000 people to discuss the true value of digital assets. For those who weren’t fortunate enough to be present, here are the key points of debate at the much-awaited event, including whether crypto can really bypass governments… or be truly decentralized.
SPiCE VC was fully tokenized in 2017, making it the world’s first tokenized VC fund… And its security token was the first to undergo a peer-to-peer transaction on a public blockchain. Co-founder Ami Ben-David discusses what the industry will need to be successful moving forward.
In financial markets, the early stage investors are sophisticated enough to be able to take significant risk for large rewards… and wealthy enough to be able to meet high minimum investments associated with private markets. Ultimately, the capital markets want to broaden participation to benefit smaller investors and smaller cap companies.