Connect with us

Security Token News

Top 4 Types of Security Tokens in Use Today

mm

Published

 on

Types of security tokens

Security tokens allow traditional investors to enter the cryptomarket while adhering to current government standards. These tokens are preprogrammed with integrated regulatory requirements. As a result of this integration, security tokens are the perfect fit for the tokenization of certain assets.

Gaining a better understanding of each type of token, and how it functions, helps you to be a better-informed investor. As different assets require different legal requirements, its only natural that different types of security tokens emerged. Today there are four main types of security tokens in use in the market.

Equity

Equity security tokens represent ownership rights to a particular asset. These tokens can represent ownership in a physical asset such as a percentage of profits from real estate investments. Additionally, these tokens fit perfectly with digital assets as well. Consequently, this is the most common type of security token in the market at this time.

Bond

Bond security tokens provide owners with a fixed income, over a predetermined time period. The best example of this type of token is a fixed loan. The issuer of the loan is entitled to receive their interest and principal payments until the completion of the loan. Bond security tokens make it possible to crowdfund loans.

Real Estate Asset

Real estate tokens come in two varieties. The first type of real estate token encountered in the market represents ownership of a property. Tokenizing real estate provides more liquidity to investors. It also allows for the crowdfunding of investment properties via the blockchain. Harbor is one firm that specializes in these tasks.

Harbor via Homepage

Harbor via Homepage

The second type of real estate-based security token is a debt-type asset. In this scenario, the rent paid for a particular investment property undergoes tokenization. In this manner, smart contracts can automate the collection and distribution of the rent among the investment parties.

Commodity Asset

Commodity-based security tokens represent investments in bulk commodities such as gold, silver, wheat, or oil. Tokenizing these items allows more investors to participate in the market. As a result, token holders can rent out their ownership rights to third-parties once they have been tokenized.

SEC Steps into the Market

Recently, the SEC has taken a more hands-on approach to the growing security token marketplace. This increased involvement in the market has created a scenario where companies are now seeking to work for hand and hand with the SEC on their crypto projects.

One example of this scenario occurred this week when the security token platform TokenSoft Inc. invested in a major SEC-compliant broker-dealer. Tokensoft isn’t alone in their proactive approach to this situation. Last week, Satang Corp. revealed plans to host an STO (security token offering) in Thailand with the blessings of their local government.

The 4 Most Common Types of Security Tokens

Security tokens are revolutionizing the way we conduct business on a global scale. These unique blockchain based protocols provide traditional investors with a safe way to enter the cryptomarket. You should expect increased adoption as investors continue to learn about the benefits security tokens provide.

Spread the love

David Hamilton is a full-time journalist and a long-time bitcoinist. He specializes in writing articles on the blockchain. His articles have been published in multiple bitcoin publications including bitcoinlightning.com

Security Token News

Archax Gears up for Launch with Quod Financial

mm

Published

on

Archax Gears up for Launch with Quod Financial

AEP Integration

Today, a forth coming digital securities exchange, Archax, has announced a partnership with Quod Financial. This pairing will see Archax turn to Quod Financial for various services, ranging from smart-order routing, trade automation, to order management and more.

These services are made available through integration with Quod Financial’s ‘Adaptive Execution Platform’. Capabilities made possible through this platform will allow for Archax to effectively deliver their product to institutional investors this coming year. If they achieve this goal, Archax will become – with the help of Quod Financial – one of the first offerings of its type seen in the industry.

Commentary

In their press release, representatives from both companies took the time to elaborate on the development.

Mickael Rouillere, CTO of Quod Financial, stated,

“Archax will be the first venue to bring digital asset trading into the mainstream financial community. Existing crypto venues have been primarily retail driven, and so it has been incredibly challenging for our buy-side and sell-side clients to include any form of blockchain-based instruments in their portfolios as they have lacked a regulated and stable venue. Given the rigorous selection process, we are proud to have been selected for this market-changing project to bring both digital assets as well as our data-driven execution intelligence to a wider audience.”

Graham Rodford, CEO of Archax, stated,

“We wanted to find a best-of-breed partner with an established and proven trading platform used by both the buy-side and sell-side. And one that was ready to handle the complexities of digital assets. Quod’s open, scalable and robust platform fitted the bill perfectly and we are happy to be able to offer it to clients as one of the ways of accessing our exchange…A key decision when evaluating technology providers from the traditional world was to find a platform that could be fully customised to support the new and developing security token space. Quod’s design, using industry standard architecture, allows easier customisation when required. That, coupled with their experience of handling high throughput trading for many tier-one banks and an array of other established regulated clients, made them an ideal partner.”

Quod Financial

Quod Financial is an established company specializing in capital markets. Since their launch in 2004, the company has expanded from London to maintaining offices in New York, Paris, Hong Kong, and Dubai.

Company operations are overseen by CEO, Ali Pichvai.

Archax

This London based company was founded in 2018 by Graham Rodford, Matthew Pollard, and Andrew Flatt. The company is aiming for a 2019 launch of their platform, designed to act as an exchange for digital securities.

In Other News

Archax, in particular, has found themselves in our news feed various times in past months. They have had an impressive development period, resulting in investments from SPiCE VC among others. Check out the articles below to learn a little more about Archax.

SPiCE VC invests in Digital Securities Exchange, Archax

Archax – A Bridge to the Digital Economy

Spread the love
Continue Reading

Security Token News

seriesOne to Utilize ST-20 Standard by Polymath

mm

Published

on

Auto Draft

End-to-End

Various companies have made announcements detailing intended usage of token standards lately. As the development of various crowdfunding platforms in the digital securities sector continues, the time has come for many to choose what they feel is the most promising standard. With this in mind, seriesOne has just announced that they have partnered with Polymath.

This partnership will see seriesOne utilize the ST-20 token standard to issue and manage digital securities. The ST-20 protocol is based off of the Ethereum blockchain, and will allow for seriesOne to maintain compliance with global regulations governing the industry.

The Future is ST-20

For seriesOne, it was a simple choice to settle on ST-20. This token standard was one of the first to be developed specifically with digital securities in mind. As such, Polymath has had more time than most to develop, hone, and market their offering. This effort has seen the standard adopted by various companies, with seriesOne being the most recent.

Commentary

In their press release, the CEOs of each company took the time to express their thoughts on the announced partnership.

Michael Mildenberger, CEO of seriesOne, stated,

“Investors around the world trust Polymath, which was fundamental to our decision to work together…We are confident that working with the Polymath team using the ST-20 protocol will enhance the process of raising capital on our platform.”

Kevin North, CEO of Polymath, stated,

“Polymath is proud to work with innovative partners like seriesOne, who has fulfilled a specific demand for a turnkey financing portal for any fundraising process…We are thrilled to be the chosen technology standard for the seriesOne platform, and we look forward to demonstrating yet again how industry can work together to set a standard for creating and managing a successful Security Token Offering (STO).”

seriesOne

seriesOne is a crowdfunding platform, which specializes in the issuance, distribution, and management of digital securities. Through their platform, issuers are able to effectively, and efficiently, host security token offerings. The company is based out of Miami, and was founded in 2013.

Polymath

Polymath is a Canadian company, which maintains headquarters in Toronto. The company was established in 2017, and is spearheaded by CEO, Kevin North.

To date, Polymath and their token standards remain one of the most adopted solutions in the young world of digital securities. Their own utility token is available for trading on various industry leading cryptocurrency exchanges such as Poloniex and Bittrex.

In Other News

Each of these companies discussed here today have found their way into our headlines in recent months. For a look at what they have been up to recently, make sure to check out the few articles listed below!

Bithumb Announces New US Security Token

Digital Securities Consortium formed Between Industry Participants

Polymath Proves DEX Security Token Concept

Spread the love
Continue Reading

Security Token News

Assurely presents the CrowdProtector

mm

Published

on

Assurely presents the CrowdProtector

Investor Protection

In a recent announcement, Assurely and AXA XL have indicated they are teaming up. The result of this partnership is the launch of the CrowdProtector insurance service.

In this relationship, AXA XL provides the insurance, while Assurely has developed the platform to deliver this service within the blockchain industry.

CrowdProtector

CrowdProtector is a service that was designed by Assurely, with the intent to provide all participants in crowdfunding events with insurance. The crowdfunding events that this product is tailored towards includes the increasingly popular, STO.

The product works on two main fronts.

  • Protect the issuer
    • Ensures protection from potential lawsuits brought forth by disgruntled investors
  • Protect the investor
    • Ensures issuers remain compliant with obligations and transparent with operations, with compensation otherwise

With one of the main draws behind STOs being the safety associated with the process, it is only logical that a third party insurance service would be developed. A service such as CrowdProtector should come as a welcome development for conservative investors looking to partake in the growing sector.

Early Adoption

Despite only recently launching, the CrowdProtector service has seen early adoption through various platforms. A few examples of these include TruCrowd, CryptoLaunch, Silicon Prairie, Fundanna, and Nvsted.

Commentary

In their press release, representatives from both Assurely, and AXA XL, took the time to comment on this development.

David Carpentier, CEO of Assurely, stated,

“New economic markets, such as crowdfunding or online capital formation, create great new opportunities for the Main Street investor, but also pose new risks…To combat new risks in new markets, investors look for a symbol of safety, validity, and trust. Online capital formation and crowdfunding – both equity and STOs – lack this symbol today. This marketplace needs trust, safety, and confidence among both issuers and investors to thrive; something that regulations and funding portals alone may not completely satisfy.” 

Dan Kumpf, CUO of AXA XL, stated,

“We are excited to partner with Assurely and their technology-based underwriting of CrowdProtector™ policies…This solution demonstrates the value of insurance in helping opportunities move forward. New crowdfunding practices are proliferating today. Without proper coverage, millions are at risk. Our work with Assurely is a great example of innovation in the industry. Collaboration between incumbents and innovative InsurTech startups such as Assurely, will yield a positive result for the industry and advance it as a whole.”

AXA XL

AXA XL is a branch of the world renowned insurance provider AXA. They are a company which employs thousands of individuals globally. They maintain 19 offices in 17 different countries.

Assurely

This New York based company was founded in 2016. They have strived since, to develop a platform allowing for the integration of traditional insurance services within the world of blockchain. The culmination of these efforts, since launch, have led to the aforementioned CrowdProtector Platform.

Spread the love
Continue Reading