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What is a security token offering or STO?

Similar to an initial coin offering (ICO), an investor is issued with a crypto coin or token representing their investment. But unlike an ICO, a security token represents an investment contract into an underlying investment asset, such as stocks, bonds, funds and real estate investment trusts (REIT).

The ownership information of the investment product is recorded on a blockchain. When you invest in traditional stocks, for example, ownership information is written on a document and issued as a digital certificate (e.g. a PDF). For STOs, it’s the same process, but recorded on a blockchain and issued as a token.

2020-02-28T10:58:27+01:00February 28th, 2020|STO|

Startup Tokenizes $2.2B in Commercial Real Estate Through Polymath – CoinDesk

Commercial real estate marketplace Red Swan has tokenized $2.2 billion in real estate through security token platform Polymath. According to Red Swan CEO Ed Nwokedi, $780 million of that is available to investors in pre-sale, while the company has another $4 billion in real estate in its tokenization pipeline.

2020-06-15T11:21:15+02:00February 10th, 2020|STO|

PlaceTech | Tokenise funds not assets says Oxford Saïd Business School

There is no shortage of optimism among blockchain entrepreneurs exploring new ways of investing in assets, but their attempts are largely failing and success may be years away, according to a new report. Real estate tokenisation is a term used to describe the transfer and fractionalisation of the value of real estate assets, debt and funds into digital tokens using blockchain technology.

 

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