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A Month in Review – May 2019

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Digital Securities

May presented as a mixed bag for digital securities.  While cryptocurrencies and blockchain, as a whole, saw continuing positive trends, digital securities floundered slightly.  Despite this, there was no shortage of positive developments seen.  Read on to learn more about this industry progression through or original coverage and interviews.

Partnerships

Various partnership were announced throughout the month of May.  These ranged from usage of consultation services, to custodial solutions.  The following articles demonstrate multiple key partnerships furthering the sector.
DigiMax to Consult During Leonovus Security Token Offering

Copper to Provide Security Token Custodial Services to SWARM

Licensure / Regulations

iSTOX, a Singaporean capital markets platform, was granted admittance to a FinTech Regulatory Sandbox. A product of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the sandbox will play a pivotal role in iSTOX achieving full regulation in the future.

MAS FinTech Sandbox Welcomes Capital Markets Platform ‘iSTOX’

Failure to Launch

While plenty of good news was delivered through may, there is no denying that multiple letdowns occurred as well.  These came in the form of reduced investments and cancelled security token offerings.  Read on to learn about these events, and the companies affected by them.

GSR Capital Reduces tZERO Investment by Over $390million

Blockport STO Fails to Gain traction – Platform to Shutdown

In Other News

Vertalo, the cap-table specialists, caught our attention on multiple occasions over the month of May.  This U.S. based company saw, not only the continued adoption of their services, but announced the release of their V-Token software.

Dave Hendricks, CEO of Vertalo, states, “The current high cost of tokenization is the main impediment to widespread adoption and roll out of digital assets.  Today, Issuers who are interested in digital approaches are being asked to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to design and produce tokens before they have successfully raised capital.  The unit economics need to change.”

Vertalo to Provide Vital Services to seriesOne

Vertalo Releases V-Token Software for Usage During Tokenization

Interviews

Remy Jacobson, CEO of RealT

RealT is a recently launched crowdfunding platform, with an eye on real estate.  CEO, Remy Jacobson, spoke with securities.io about their goals, and how they plan on attaining them. Read More

Syed Hussain, CEO of Liquidity

This blockchain based, fintech firm, has set their sights on developing a comprehensive investment platform, serving the ‘digital economy’.  With years of experience surrounding blockchain, CEO, Syed Hussain, took the time to discuss this project and how it will change digital securities. Read More

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