Top Tokenization news of December 2018 – January 2019

Top Tokenization news of December 2018 – January 2019

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Top Tokenization news of December 2018 – January 2019


Every third Thursday of the month, we publish the most important tokenization news, in our opinion. Here they are:

6-Dec-18 Neufund and Ledger Team Up to Create a Secure Framework for Managing Real-World Assets on the Blockchain

Neufund, the end-to-end solution for securities tokenization and issuance, announces its partnership with Ledger, a global leader in securing crypto assets. This collaboration aims to develop a framework for security tokens.

17-Dec-18 Overstock Subsidiary tZERO to Develop Smart Contract Token for Rare Metals Sale

Private equity firm GSR Capital has contracted Overstock.com Inc.’s subsidiary tZERO Group Inc. to develop a smart contract token for a sale of cobalt, according to a press release published Dec. 17. tZERO and Hong Kong-based GRS Capital’s partnership is focused on developing an ecosystem in Asia for tokenized commodity purchase contracts that would purportedly improve the supply chain process of rare metals. Additionally, the parties are looking to launch a security token platform in the region, following compliance with relevant regulatory requirements.

20-Dec-18 World’s First Regulated Blockchain Real Estate Crowdsale Platform Launched in Switzerland

Tokenized assets are here to stay. The current race is about who can get regulated products to the market first and then who can successfully gain user adoption. While several projects have purported to tokenize real estate assets, blockimmo is the first to do it within the bounds of existing regulations in two jurisdictions.

The blockimmo platform launched recently with two test properties, but they intend to have actual real estate listed in the beginning of 2019.

21-Dec-18 German Railway Operator Examines Deploying Blockchain to Tokenize Its Ecosystem

German railway operator Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) has partnered with blockchain integration platform Unibright to examine the possibility of tokenizing its ecosystem. A press release revealed the partnership on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

DB appointed Unibright to make preparations for an internal workshop, dedicated to the possible tokenization of the company’s assets. The railway giant, which is considered to be the largest in Europe, wants to find out whether decentralized solutions can cut operational costs and help DB interact with other members of the travel industry.

22-Dec-18 Crypto Tidbits: Facebook May Launch Stablecoin, Ethereum Developer ConsenSys In Throes

As the crypto market bounced en bloc, this industry’s news cycle has been starting to look lively yet again. Rob Paone, better known as “Crypto Bobby,” recently explained that this week’s industry developments have been “big,” and in stark contrast to prices, insiders continue to “hunker down” to build bonafide valuable products, platforms, and services.

3-Jan-19 Tesla Stock on a Blockchain Offers Hint of Where Crypto’s Headed

DX.Exchange, which has offices in Estonia and Israel, will offer digital tokens based on share of 10 Nasdaq-listed companies with plans to expand to the New York Stock Exchange as well as in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Each digital security is backed by one regular share and holders will be entitled to the same cash dividends, even though the companies themselves aren’t involved.

16-Jan-19 Belarus Launches Trading Platform Enabling Customers to Buy Tokenized Securities

Belarus has launched a trading platform that enables customers to buy tokenized versions of shares, gold and other traditional assets, Reuters reported Jan. 15. The project is reportedly backed by two companies, Larnabel Ventures and VP Capital. According to Reuters, the government of Belarus has not yet commented on the launch of the platform, but it was covered by the state news agency BelTa.

16-Jan-19 A fintech that lets investors own pieces of a high-priced art collection just shook up its business model, and it could be a game-changer for the digital token industry

Swarm, a technology platform that creates digital tokens for real-world assets, announced a new pricing model that requires no up-front fees from groups looking to issue security tokens.
Swarm has been weighing different pricing plans since launching the platform in January 2018. Eberle said the company chose to not charge the initial funds it set up in order to move fast and learn as it built.

21-Jan-19 Crypto Garage, The First Blockchain and Finance Project Authorized by Regulatory Sandbox in Japan

Crypto Garage, a Fintech company developing blockchain financial services and also a subsidiary of Digital Garage, received official authorization to conduct the first blockchain and finance project under the Regulatory Sandbox in Japan, which is managed by Cabinet Secretariat of Japan. Under this project, Crypto Garage will provide the participating crypto-exchanges with “SETTLENET”*1, which allows the exchanges to issue a stablecoin pegged to Japanese Yen (JPY-Token) on the “Liquid Network”, and trade against Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) that are pegged to Bitcoin on a Bitcoin sidechain launched by Blockstream Corporation.

 

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