A Proposal to Change US Security Laws: the Token Taxonomy Act

31 December 2018

Each week we share the latest news in the Security Token industry. This is newsletter #16— subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.


Happy holidays from us at Infloat and SecurityToken.it!

Due to the holidays there’s not much news this week, so we’ve included a couple of longer reads to keep you occupied.

Enjoy the festivities and see you in 2019!

QUOTE

Four years ago on new years eve, I set out to build for myself a robust habit of habit engineering. Looking back, doing this has been very transformative for me.

— Considering our new year’s resolutions, here’s a thread about productivity from A16Z’s crypto fund partner Ali Yahya.

NEWS

📜 Two congressmen introduced the Token Taxonomy Act, which would amend the 1933 Securities Act and the 1934 Securities Exchange Act, by adding a new definition for “digital tokens.” Full bill here.

Interestingly, the bill is bipartisan, and largely symbolic, considering it will need to be reintroduced next year. More in the CNBC article.

LONGER READS

🌕 Here’s 11 interesting expectations of the security token industry in 2019. And here’s 10 more in part 2.

📅 Another look at security tokens in 2019, with this article by founder of Securitize and SPiCE VC, Carlos Domingo.

🌐 A look at different security token markets around the world.

🇸🇬 A comprehensive discussion of what defines a security, in Singapore.

🔨 People from RockTree Capital, Securitize & Sharespost discussed the regulatory aspects of STOs, on WeChat. Click and scroll down for the English translation.

NEW STOs

🏨 Maltese short-stay real estate business BWRE is issuing a security token using Dusk Network, tokenizing €21 million worth of equity.

POSTSCRIPT

As we mentioned last week, we recently launched our new Medium publication. We use this publication to feature this newsletter and any interesting insights we come across.

Take a look!

If you’re interested in having your article featured in our publication and in this newsletter, send us a message! We welcome well-written and unique insights into anything related to the security token industry.

See you in 2019! 🎆👋

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