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#HyFi for Security Tokens — pooled assets and ownership tracking

Dec 22, 2020

This post is part of a series that analyzes how Digital Securities can benefit from DeFi protocols bridging Decentralized and Centralized Finance in a Hybrid approach (#HyFi), and the different aspects that need to be taken into consideration to leverage this ecosystem while remaining compliant. You can read Securitize’s introduction to HyFi here, learn about the impact of KYC and transfer controls here, and understand the impact of assets being deposited into smart contracts here.

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#HyFi for Security Tokens — Smart Contracts as token holders

Dec 22, 2020

This post is part of a series that analyzes how Digital Securities can benefit from DeFi protocols bridging Decentralized and Centralized Finance in a Hybrid approach (#HyFi), and the different aspects that need to be taken into consideration to leverage this ecosystem while remaining within compliance requirements. You can read Securitize’s introduction to HyFi, and learn about the impact of KYC and transfer controls.

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#HyFi for Security Tokens — KYC and asset transfer controls

Oct 20, 2020

This post is part of a series that analyzes how Digital Securities can benefit from DeFi protocols bridging Decentralized and Centralized Finance in a Hybrid approach (#HyFi), and the different aspects that need to be taken into consideration to leverage this ecosystem while remaining within compliance requirements. You can read Securitize’s introduction to HyFi here.

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Introducing Project Aquaman: Driving liquidity in the digital securities market

Oct 15, 2020

One of the main promises of digital asset securities, or security tokens, is the ability to drive liquidity for private securities. Private capital markets are much larger and growing faster than public markets, but they are mostly illiquid. According to the World Federation of Exchanges, private capital markets raised $2.9T in 2019, more than double public capital markets at only $1.4T, and in 2020 that trend is continuing in spite of the burgeoning IPO market and the rise of SPACs. While public markets are extremely liquid, with $33T annualized volume trading, private markets are extremely illiquid with only $0.1T annualized volume trading, an astounding 330x less.

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DeFi and Security Tokens - Balancing compliance with new financial innovations

Oct 12, 2020

At Securitize we have been tracking the growth of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocols and projects over the last few months with the intent of learning how we might improve upon these compelling innovations through the use of Digital Securities (security tokens).

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Why a Digital Transfer Agent Is Better Than the One You’re Using Right Now

Jul 24, 2020

Transfer agents hold a curious place in the relationship between organizations and their investors.

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Securitize iD: The Ultimate Verification Process

May 6, 2020

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Instant Access: Easy, Secure and Compliant Peer-to-Peer Transactions of Digital Securities

Apr 22, 2020

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Trading Digital Securities: non-custodial and custodial marketplaces

Mar 18, 2020

One of the main advantages that tokenization brings to securities is the potential for liquidity.

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Register your wallets on the Securitize platform with Metamask and Coinbase Wallet

Nov 8, 2019

Securitize delivers trusted global solutions for creating compliant digital securities and as such provides companies, funds, and institutions with a more cost-effective, efficient, and compliant way to issue and track regulated securities while improving investor relations. At Securitize, we are constantly working to better the relationship between investors and issuers by leveraging the inherent advantages of digital securities.

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Understanding Transfer Restrictions for Digital Securities

Jul 8, 2019

Thanks to the Digital Securities technology, investors can now hold their securities ownership records in the form of tokens (also known as “Security Tokens”), and these tokens can be kept in any wallet. This brings with it the advantages of fractional ownership, the ability to move those assets between different marketplaces that allow 24/7 trading, and direct access to trades between individuals by the simple mechanism of transferring those tokens.

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How to use Coinbase Wallet for Securitize’s Digital Securities

Jun 16, 2019

The Securitize Platform provides a simple and convenient way for investors to access Digital Securities Offerings and follow the full lifecycle of their investment. Investors can on-board and provide their information, decide how much they want to invest and which currency to use, and register their wallets to receive the tokens that reflect their Digital Securities investment.

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Securitize Platform 3.0 Release — Enter the Control Panel

May 13, 2019

Securitize’s development team has been hard at work over recent months in order to create a new release for the platform. Version 3.0 will provide a giant leap for supporting organizations wanting to issue Digital Securities, enabling the management of their lifecycle through secondary trading and more.

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Investing & Paying Taxes on Digital Security Offerings

Mar 3, 2019

Disclaimer: This post is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, accounting, nor investment advice. You should consult your own advisors before engaging in a Digital Security Offering or related transaction.

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New digital security milestone achieved: first secondary trade on a regulated custodial exchange

Jan 11, 2019

It is no secret that digital securities (or security tokens) have the potential to truly transform capital markets. Utilizing blockchain technology, these compliance-friendly tokens can drive instant liquidity and unlock investment opportunities in private assets for investors around the world.

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The Demise Of The ICO And The Rise Of The Digital Security

Dec 7, 2018

When the Ethereum blockchain came online in March of 2016 (the first stable version) it ushered in a new era in funding for startups. Easily created “coins” or “tokens” on Ethereum’s public blockchain allowed virtually anyone with an idea to raise funding from global sources with little or no interference from regulators.

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Five Things Investors Need to Know About Digital Securities

Oct 14, 2018

In 2017, Bitcoin prices went up by nearly 1,700 percent in a single calendar year. It was a monster year for anyone who invested in cryptocurrency before 2017 and a satisfying validation of their early belief in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. For those who missed it or arrived late to the party, they’re probably still playing the “could-have-should-have” game with the current value of their portfolio.

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Whether Utility or Security Tokens, What We’re Really Talking About are Digitized Securities

May 1, 2018

The relatively young space that is built on an exciting, new technology platform called blockchain, or decentralized ledger technology (DLT), has enjoyed the attention of invigorated developers and investors. These players are working to define the future of the industry, and one key underlying concept, the token, is a point of focus.

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