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Infinito Wallet to integrate Blockpass, bringing Support for Security Tokens

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Infinito Wallet to Support Security Tokens

In a recent press release, Blockpass and Infinito Wallet have announced a new partnership.  This alliance will see Infinito Wallet integrate KYC solutions provided by Blockpass, which will allow for the support of various security token protocols.

The duo makes it clear that this move is intended to bring ease-of-access to digital securities.  As the market is prime to be flooded with digital securities within 2019, the move is one of anticipation.

Beyond just security tokens, the Infinito Wallet currently supports various utility tokens.  Through the addition of security tokens, the current 300,000 users of the wallet will benefit greatly.

Blockpass

Founded in 2017, Blockpass is based out of Hong Kong.  The company specializes in development blockchain-based solutions with regards to regulation and compliance.  It is through the use of their KYC solution that the Infinito Wallet will gain the ability to support security tokens.

Blockpass CEO, Adam Vaziri, commented on the partnership.  He stated, “Security tokens continue to be the focus of discussions for the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystems and we are committed to improving access to this promising technological development. Our longstanding partners, Infinito Wallet, were perfectly suited to work with us to provide this regulatory compliant solution which will give users control in such a vital area. We are excited to be at the forefront of the security token revolution.”

Beyond this partnership, Blockpass has recently been in the news for their other developments within the digital securities sector.  Whether securing contracts with GoSecurity, or spreading the word on STOs at various STO conferences, Blockpass clearly believes in the future of digital securities.

Infinito Wallet

Founded in 2017, Infinito Wallet is based out of the UK.  With a product currently gaining traction, the team has looked to Blockpass to continue along the path.

The team at Infinito totals over 70 individuals.  Each of them with specialties allowing for the creation of a diverse offering.

Infinito Wallets Project Director, Thang Nguyen, commented on the integration of Blockpass, stating, “Today’s announcement with identity system leader Blockpass is another solid step in building our authority in the security token space and consolidating our position as leader in the cryptocurrency wallet ecosystem. Partnering with Blockpass will allow Infinito Wallet users to store, send, receive and utilize their security token.”

Competition

In recent weeks, the world of security tokens has seen various new wallets announce intent for their integration.  Most notably, industry-favourite wallet, Ledger, announced a partnership with NeuFund.

It is clear that with the rapid development of various trading platforms and issuance frameworks, wallet providers want to be ready for the upcoming flood of digital securities.  These companies do not want to be left behind, once these tokens become common place.  They do not want to be unable to offer their customer base a solution for their storage needs.

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Industry Participants Finding Footing within Evolving Digital Securities Sector

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Rotating Rosters

As the digital securities sector finds its footing, so too are the companies involved with its development. As a result, we have seen various hiring and shuffling among high ranking employees at a variety of companies within the sector.

While some of these moves were undertaken in an attempt to infuse operations with new talent, a variety were simply repositioning workforces to ensure employees thrive. The following are a few examples of rotating rosters this past year – some under the radar, and some high profile.

HighCastle

In a statement from Philip Millar, he touched on the potential of HighCastle.

“It’s very interesting to observe how the entire trading and investment industry evolves with the hype of technology and digital communications. I believe the development of blockchain-based investment marketplaces is bridging the gap between the new economy and institutions, fintech companies and their clients. I’ve recognized a huge potential in the HighCastle platform, technological and business ideas which the HighCastle founders are working to implement, and I’ve gladly taken the invitation to support and contribute to the Company’s growth.”

Polymath

This was a move that flew under the radar, as Polymath saw their Cofounder, and first CEO, Trevor Koverko, step down from his role. While he remains active with the team, day-to-day operations at Polymath are now overseen by Kevin North.

Smartlands

Smartlands has indicated that this move was undertaken in an effort to allow Arnoldas to concentrate on strategic expansion, in addition to business development. Smartlands indicates that building on his experience as CTO, Ilia was an ideal fit for replacing Arnoldas as CEO, due to the company’s focus on technological solutions.

Swarm

Duties associated with this role have been assumed by continuing Swarm employees. While Chris Eberle remains as an advisor with Swarm, he has transitioned into a new role with Netflix.

Templum

Speaking on her hiring, Kimberly Corrigan stated,

“Throughout my career, I’ve witnessed significant changes in public market infrastructure while the private markets’ infrastructure has largely remained unchanged. Joining Templum allows me to play a significant role in evolving the private markets by helping to increase exposure to alternatives through Templum’s industry leading end-to-end technology solution, which addresses a number of obstacles that both issuers and investors experience today.”

Overstock

Without a doubt, this changing of the guard remains the highest profile move in recent months. Patrick Byrne was an enigmatic leader of Overstock (mother company of tZERO). His ousting was truly bizarre, as the event was surrounded by storylines involving Russian spies, and allegations of market manipulation.

Thankfully, Overstock was ripe with talent, and was able to immediately promote a competent replacement from within their ranks.

Speaking on his promotion to CEO of Overstock, Jonathan Johnson had the following to say,

“Overstock has two unique businesses…I have run both, and I know how to unlock the value in each. I’m confident we can rapidly return our retail business to profitable growth. Our transformative blockchain businesses continue to lead their respective industries by getting real products into production.”

On-Going Process

As stated before, these are just a few examples over the past year of rotating rosters among companies within the digital securities sector. There will, no doubt, be more to come as these participants find their footing in the rapidly developing industry.

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DigiMax Eyes European Expansion through Black Manta Partnership

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Collaboration Agreement – DigiMax & Black Manta Capital

Two companies involved in digital securities have just announced a new partnership, which will see their expansion into Europe.

DigiMax, a Canadian based company, has partnered with German based, Black Manta Capital. This partnership was undertaken, as DigiMax looks to expand their operations into Europe. This is possible through the privilege of licensure, awarded by BaFin to Black Manta Capital a few short months ago.

Germany Acceptance

Countries such as Switzerland, Malta, etc., are most likely the first to come to mind with regards to blockchain acceptance. Germany is near the front of the pack with their treatment of the technology. This is made evident by BaFin, and their open approach to innovation.

Radoslav Albrecht, CEO of BitBond, recently penned his thoughts on German Regulators, and the process involving STO approval in the nation.

How to Get an STO Approved by German Regulators

Commentary

Representatives from each, DigiMax and Black Manta Capital, took the time to comment on this new partnership. The following is what each had to say with regards to the move, and future expansion.

Alexander Rapatz, Managing Partner of Black Manta Capital, stated,

“Tokenization in the core financial field of securities will – for sure – bring paradigmatic change to the global financial markets. While Black Manta wants to be ‘boutique’ in its beginnings and run ‘handpicked’ STOs only, our strategy is global from day one: the first step is to link Europe and Asia on one blockchain-based investment platform.  For this reason, we are excited to work with DigiMax who has already built a great global network of participants that can take advantage of our newly licensed platform.”

Chris Carl, CEO of DigiMax, stated,

“DigiMax recognizes Black Manta as one of the leading licensed service providers in Europe capable of assisting clients to raise capital and to list digital securities in Europe, starting with Germany…We respect how difficult it is to gain these approvals from the financial supervisory authorities in Europe, and to have done so represents a substantial accomplishment on the path leading toward global digitization of securities. We are excited about working with Black Manta on several such projects in the immediate future.”

DigiMax

Operating out of Toronto, Ontario, DigiMax is a service provider for the digital securities sector, which was launched in 2017. They are ‘exempt market dealers’, which have set out to develop a suite of services to facilitate capital generation events, such as STOs and DSOs.

CEO, Chris Carl, currently oversees company operations.

Black Manta Capital

Operating out of Luxembourg, since 2018, Black Manta Capital specializes in the development of tokenization services. These services are offered as a comprehensive platform, for use by potential token issuers looking to raise capital.

Managing Partners, Christian Platzer and Alexander Rapatz, currently oversee company operations.

The company is also the recent recipient of a BaFin issued licensure, which allows them to host STOs/DSOs.

BaFin Approves German Based STO Platform by Black Manta Capital

In Other News

BaFin, the German regulatory body responsible for the approval of various blockchain related endeavours, has caught our attention on various occasions. The following are two instances of companies looking to utilize blockchain technology, which were given the greenlight by BaFin.

Boerse Stuttgart Launches Digital Exchange

BitBond Gains Approval of BaFin to Host Security Token Offering

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Fundament Group Receives Strategic Investment from Bauwens Group

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Fundament Group Receives Strategic Investment from Bauwens Group

Investing in the Future

Bauwens Group, a German based real estate developer, has announced that they have invested in Fundament Group.

With Fundament Group looking to change the way real estate projects are financed, through the implementation of blockchain technologies, they caught the eye of Bauwens Group. The latter has recognized the potential cost savings, and ease of access to capital, that blockchain can offer.

Real estate continues to be a popular implementation for the tokenization of assets, and the entrance of a giant developer such as Bauwens Group continues to support this.

Building Momentum

The investment in Fundament by Bauwens is just the latest in a recent string of positive news surrounding the company.

We recently covered Fundament Group, and their approval by BaFin, for an upcoming STO involving German real estate. The following article discusses this in greater detail.

Fundament Group to Issue €250M in Security Tokens backed by German Real Estate

Commentary

Upon making their announcement, Alexander Jacobi, Managing Director at Bauwens, took the time to comment on the investment. The following is what he had to say on the matter.

“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Fundament Group which recently achieved a decisive breakthrough in Germany by securing the first regulated tokenized real estate bond. The Fundament Real Estate Token is an extremely interesting option for selling our real estate and we are proud to support them with our real estate and digitization expertise. By partnering with Fundament Group, Bauwens is positioning itself sustainably in the emerging real estate tokenization market.”

German Regulators

One of the reasons that Germany has started to become popular for developments, such as the one discussed here today, is clarity afforded to industry participants by their regulators. The following article takes a look at some of the steps necessary for getting regulatory approval for a German based STO.

How to Get and STO Approved by German Regulators

Fundament Group

This Berlin, Germany, based company was founded in 2018. Since launch, the team at Fundament Group have worked to create a comprehensive platform tailored towards the tokenisation of assets, such as real estate.

CEO, Thomas Ermel, currently oversees company operations.

Bauwens Group

With almost 400 employees, and billions worth of real estate under their management, Bauwens Group represents one of the largest real estate developers in Germany. The company has grown to such stature since their founding almost 150 years ago in 1873.

In Other News

To date, Germany has continued to be one of the more forward thinking countries with regards to digital securities. This has been made apparent through parties from various sectors showing interest in blockchain. This includes, not only real estate, but big banks as well, with the following articles demonstrating this.

BaFin Approves Germany based STO Platform by Black Manta Capital

Boerse Stuttgart Launches Digital Exchange

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