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Legend Siam Worlds 1st Tradition Theme Park Security Token Offering Curated by Via East West Capital

As the world of startup financing evolves from initial coin offerings (ICOs) to security token offerings (STOs), investment firms are in a race to secure lucrative opportunities for business. With that said, it is, therefore, an impressive achievement for any investment company to curate an STO for such an initiative as Thailand's first and largest Thai Cultural Theme Park. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191109005003/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) Via East West Capital, this year curated a security token offering for Legend Siam Theme Park Project, making it the first-ever STO for a tradition theme park in the world. As word about this deal goes around, the question in people's minds is, "Why Via East West Capital?" The Southeast Asia-based investment firm focuses on 100% transparency, a virtue you usually would not associate with the majority of investment platforms. First Large-Scale Cultural Theme Park Curated by via East West Capital Legend Siam Theme Park is an internationally renowned destination located in a popular tourist location - Pattaya, Thailand. It aims to promote the Thai culture and symbolism, and all in one experience for families and individuals throughout the world. The size of the theme park is 65 acres, with a total value of the entire project worth USD 131 Million. It has 1,000 slots available for car parking and 100 slots available for buses and with the ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
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George Gilder Crowns DealBox STO issuer the "Prophet of the Cryptocosm" -- One of Many Innovators Leading the Charge in the 4th Industrial Revolution

New York, NY, Oct. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (via Blockchain Wire) Blockchain has been the tech du jour for the past few years. For many however it remains esoteric and difficult to put into a larger context.  George Gilder's recent book, Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy demystifies the blockchain and details how it is currently transforming the internet and how we live. Gilder is a legend in tech and economic circles. His book Wealth and Poverty was the guiding light for Regan's economic policies which ignited the rise of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from roughly 800 in 1979 to where it is today. Gilder predicted much of the ubiquitous tech in use today years before it existed in his books: Microcosm, Telecosm, Life After Television, and The Silicon Eye. In this latest book, Life After Google.. Gilder coins the term "The Cryptocosm", to describe the emerging wave of innovative blockchain-based technology companies who are not just bringing paradigm shifting solutions to the market -- but redefining the market itself. One of these companies is DealBox. DealBox is an innovative digital securities issuer and investment platform led by security token pioneer and fintech veteran Thomas Carter. Gilder recently had this to say about DealBox security token issuer Giuseppe Gori in this latest newsletter: "Giuseppe Gori is an internet legend.."  On Giuseppe's new book - "With Reinventing the Blockchain Gori becomes the reigning prophet of the next phase of the Cryptocosm, and Cryptocosmic investment…"  "Gori is the tribune of a new generation of blockchain inventors and their companies." Giuseppe's company Gorbyte has built a blockchain that is faster and vastly more scalable than Bitcoin. It's easier and more affordable for running smart contract applications than Ethereum. The Gorbyte blockchain does not make use of miners which makes it environmentally friendly.  7 other blockchain companies within the emerging Cryptocosm you should know about... Total Network ...Full story available on Benzinga.com
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tZERO Partners with Alliance Investments on River Plaza STO

The UK real estate sector is set for some major changes following an announcement by the tokenization platform tZERO. According to reports, the company partnered with the UK real estate developer Alliance Investments to tokenize a new luxury property located in Manchester dubbed the River Plaza. The news follows the trend of further blockchain integration into the real estate sector. tZERO The firm behind the tokenization strategy, tZERO, is a long-time blockchain innovator. The company remains a pioneer in the industry ever since its 2014 founding. Now tZERO developers are ready to demonstrate their tokenization capabilities in a major way. Tokenize Alliance Investments Real Estate For its part, Token Alliance provided the real estate. The River Plaza is set to be one of the most luxuries high-rise properties in Manchester. The 180 unit luxury dwelling is set to become an iconic piece of the city’s skyline upon its Q3 2020 completion. River Plaza In total, tZERO will tokenize $25 million in value from the River Plaza complex. Once tokenized, the shares will issue on the Tezos blockchain. Also, Megalodon Advisory services will help guide and consult the project along its journey to completion. Secondary Markets – River Plaza STO Notably, tZERO will host the River Plaza security tokens on a secondary trading platform. Secondary trading is a prime concern for security token investors and issuers alike. The liquidity provided by these platforms is essential to market growth. Because tZERO utilizes smart contracts to ensure their tokens remain compliant through the entire lifecycle of the asset, the company has more flexibility to offer users. This strategy allows the firm to incorporate an Alternative Trading Solution (ATS) into the River Plaza project.  In this instance, the ATS will be a subsidiary of tZERO – PRO Securities LLC. According to developers, the platform will see a Q1 2020 launch date. Alliance Investments CIO Rani Zahr via Twitter – River Plaza Discussing the decision tZERO CEO Sam Noursalehi explained the importance of the move. He believes asset tokenization has the power to “revolutionize” the real estate sector. He also congratulated Alliance Investments on the important milestone. Lastly, he explained how blockchain tech democratizes access to investors and enhances the overall liquidity of the market. Market Positioning Alliance Investments executives also chimed in on the maneuver. The company’s CIO, Rani Zahr took a moment to touch upon tZERO’s strong positioning in the market. He explained how the firm’s experience helps Alliance Investments stay ahead of the “innovation curve.” He then spoke on the many benefits STOs have over traditional real estate sales including efficiency, and more security. Milestones – River Plaza STO The river STO is important to the UK tokenization sector for many reasons. For one, it’s the first tokenized real estate STO to date. Also, the plaza is just the first step in a broader strategy to tokenize $640 million in real estate across the UK over the next several years. tZERO and Alliance Investments seek to tokenize a mix of residential, commercial, and hospitality properties as part of the strategy. River Plaza – Moving Forward The River Plaza project will set the pace for the upcoming digitization of the real estate market. Yet again, tZERO’s innovative staff managed to raise the bar across the entire market. You can expect to see more UK-based real estate STOs as the project takes flight. The post tZERO Partners with Alliance Investments on River Plaza STO appeared first on Securities.io.
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Overstock’s STO Platform tZERO and Tezos Foundation to Tokenize £500 million in Real Estate

Utah-based Overstock, a large online retailer for brand names at clearance prices, revealed that its security token platform tZERO has teamed up with the Tezos Foundation in order to launch an initiative that aims to tokenize £500 million (appr. $643 million) in various real estate projects. In collaboration with @TezosFoundation and Megalodon, tZERO is excited to partner with @allianceinv to provide technology services to tokenize River Plaza, the UK’s first real estate-backed security token offering (STO).https://t.co/dnTTA9cuG1 pic.twitter.com/a0Vrf396eP — tZERO (@tzeroblockchain) October 30, 2019 1/ We are thrilled to work with @tzeroblockchain, @allianceinv, and Megalodon to tokenize £500m of real estate assets across the UK on @tezos over the next several years.#Tezoshttps://t.co/rpwYq4Wf9F — Tezos Foundation (@TezosFoundation) October 30, 2019   tZERO CEO Saum Noursalehi remarked: “We believe that asset tokenization will revolutionize the real estate sector. We applaud Alliance Investments for spearheading one of the world’s first real estate-backed security token offerings. Tokenization of real estate will democratize access and greatly enhance liquidity for this asset class.” Announced on October 30, tZERO and the developers of Tezos will be tokenizing select portions of real estate. The project has reportedly been funded by UK-headquartered Alliance Investments, and will soon be offered to investors. Rani Zahr, chief information officer at Alliance Investments, stated:  “Raising funds through a security token offering (STO) is more efficient, cost-effective, autonomous and democratic than traditional financing. We believe that we are at the forefront of a technological change that can disrupt the current funding paradigm.” The first STO is scheduled to take place early next year, when tZERO’s management will distribute tokenized securities representing £20 million (appr. $25.8 million) in equity of a water-front property that’s being developed in Manchester. In statements shared with Coindesk, Roman Schnider, chief financial officer at the Tezos Foundation, noted: “This one building, a large multi-storage development, [is a] first for Alliance, but represents a large pipeline that they intend to fund using STOs.” The Tezos protocol will form the foundational layer for “deploying, transferring and storing the digital assets and smart contracts,” which will be available in secondary markets on the PRO Securities alternative trading platform (developed by a US Securities and Exchange Commission-licensed subsidiary of tZERO). The companies said that they’re planning to tokenize various other real estate properties in the coming years. These properties may include residential and student accommodations. Commercial and hospitality properties may also be tokenized in the future.  Business development consulting firm Megalodon will be serving as an advisor for these projects.
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Black Manta Capital and Tokeny to Launch Licensed ‘Multi-STO Platform’

Multi-STO Platform Today, a pair of Luxembourg based companies, Black Manta Capital and Tokeny, have announced the launch of a ‘multi-sto platform’. This move represents the first licensed offering of its kind. The licensure needed to make the endeavour possible was awarded to Black Manta in early 2019, by the European regulatory body, BaFin. BaFin Approves Germany based STO Platform by Black Manta Capital The upcoming platform will operate with each company bringing unique skills to the table. They indicate that each will work within the following roles. Black Manta Compliance adherence Investor Protection Tokeny Tech provider through a white-label tokenization platform The Finer Points The platform, itself, is geared towards serving not only professionals, but retail investors alike, with Europe representing the target market. STOs, to be held through the platform, look to provide access to a variety of tokens based, not only on equity, but debt instruments and fractionalized ownership, as well. For interested parties, investor onboarding is expected to begin in early November, 2019. T-REX The companies indicate that the launch of this platform will be facilitated through the adoption and use of framework known as the ‘Token for Regulated Exchanges’ or ‘TREX’. The TREX framework provides a variety of capabilities including, but not limited to, the following. Identity Management Systems Validation Certificates Transfer Management Tokeny Releases TREX – The First Public Framework for STOs Commentary Upon announcing the launch of this new platform, representatives from each, Tokeny and Black Manta Capital, took the time to comment. The following is what each had to say on the development. Luc Falempin, CEO of Tokeny, stated, “Working with Black Manta Capital Partners allows the both of us to focus on what we do best. We provide the institutional grade tokenization solutions for every BMCP offering and this allows them to focus on what they do best, which is building their investor community.” Christian Platzer, Co-Founder of BMCP, stated, “Tokeny Solutions is one of the top global technology providers in tokenization. Having worked closely with the Tokeny Solutions team for several months, we can say: we speak the same language when it comes to the prospects for our industry and together we could not be more positive about the opportunities for security tokenization in Europe and around the world.” Speaking with Luc We were fortunate to have recently completed an exclusive interview with the CEO of Tokeny, Luc Falempin. In this discussion we learn more about, not only Falempin himself, but the near and long term goals of Tokeny as a whole. Interview Series – Luc Falempin, CEO of Tokeny Black Manta Capital Operating out of Luxembourg, Black Manta Capital is a young company which was founded in 2018. Operating under licensure received by BaFin, Black Manta is working to establish themselves as an authority in the digital securities sector. Managing Partners, Alexander Rapatz and Christian Platzer, currently oversee company operations. Tokeny Operating out of Luxembourg, Tokeny is a Fintech company which was launched in 2017. Above all, the team at Tokeny is working diligently to develop a suite of services meant to serve the digital securities sector. CEO, Luc Falempin, currently oversees company operations. In Other News While both, Tokeny and Black Manta, have been hard at work in recent months to establish, not only themselves, but the digital securities sector as a whole, it was Black Manta that most recently caught our attention. This was through their recently announced partnership, which will see Canadian based DigiMax enter European markets through licensure held by Black Manta. DigiMax Eyes European Expansion through Black Manta Partnership The post Black Manta Capital and Tokeny to Launch Licensed ‘Multi-STO Platform’ appeared first on Securities.io.
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A Security Token Offering (STO) is a form of raising capital for a startup by distributing tokens to investors. While ICOs mainly deal in utility tokens that grant their holders access to services and products associated with respective blockchains and dapps, security tokens can be thought of as digital documents representing the investor’s rights to equity, a revenue share, debt, etc. STOs provide a better investor protection as they need to be compliant with appropriate regulations

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NEO, VeChain Shoots Up As China Warms Up To Blockchain

Cryptos with links to China are seeing huge leaps as the rest of the market remains relatively quiet, thanks to some recent events that suggest that the Chinese government might be finally ready to open the doors for cryptos. It’s notable that some time back, China banned all crypto-related activities in the country, prompting various exchanges in the country like Binance to leave. A recent announcement by the Chinese president seems to have fueled a rather serious price surge for cryptos like VeChain and NEO. Granted, the two cryptos have been known to have strong links to China. China’s President publicly endorsed Blockchain development in the country, at the 18th collective study of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee held in China, President Xi Jinping delivered a speech to the members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee where he broadly stressed the importance of Blockchain as an independent innovation for technological breakthrough that must be developed in order to speed up its technological use case in the country. China Will Invest In Blockchain In a new report, it’s revealed that China is planning to invest around $2 billion in blockchain projects within the country over the next few years. This announcement caused a ripple effect, with almost the entire crypto market feeling the push. NEO gained by over 50% while VeChain has seen a cool 100% upsurge since Xi spoke. While the rest of the market also reacted positively to the news, the surge wasn’t as intense as that seen with NEO and VeChain. On average, the rest of the market managed to only gain around 17% following Xi’s pro-blockchain announcement. However, it’s still agreeable that the announcement has been very well received in the industry. In fact, following the news, Binance has expressed interest in opening up a branch in the Chinese capital, Beijing.  Chinese Media Publishing Crypto And Blockchain Content  Besides the Chinese government supporting the blockchain technology, the media, too, seems to have developed some love for cryptos. A state-owned media outlet has been publishing crypto and blockchain-related content in an effort to educate members of the public about them. In fact, one of the publications was entirely dedicated to Bitcoin and occupied the outlet’s front page.  The post NEO, VeChain Shoots Up As China Warms Up To Blockchain appeared first on ZyCrypto.
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Alibaba to Reward Free Bitcoin Through Shopping App Lolli

The pace of development of the crypto sector has been nothing short of breathtaking over the past few years, and now, free Bitcoin rewards are even becoming a real thing. In a new development that would come as a massive boost for Bitcoin and the crypto space in general, Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba has now got involved in the space. The company has created a partnership with Lolli, a shopping rewards app, and by way of that partnership, Alibaba shoppers can claim 5% of their rewards in the form of Bitcoin. Major Details In ... ﾿ Read The Full Article On CryptoCurrencyNews.com Get latest cryptocurrency news on bitcoin, ethereum, initial coin offerings, ICOs, ethereum and all other cryptocurrencies. Learn How to trade on cryptocurrency exchanges. All content provided by Crypto Currency News is subject to our Terms Of Use and Disclaimer.
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