Latin American investment bank Banco BTG Pactual, together with Dubai-based asset manager Dalma Capital, are to utilise the Tezos blockchain for security token offerings (STOs), including the ongoing REITBZ STO.
By Matthew Ebbs Brewer, Sally Penrose & Alexis Haynes, Appleby Global – As interest continues to be shown to the growing digital asset industry, attention is being given to the concept of tokenising investments in mutual funds. In 2018, Bermuda implemented a specific legislative regime to regulate activities involving digital assets and has well-established investment funds legislation. This article considers how these two frameworks can work together so that those looking to launch regulated fund products involving digital assets are able to do so from Bermuda.
Q&A with Greg Wojciechowski – President and Chief Executive Officer, Bermuda Stock Exchange…
Bermuda is embracing the blockchain revolution, and creating a robust and fit-for-purpose legal and regulatory framework governing initial coin and token offerings (ICOs) and digital asset businesses.
Bermuda is the latest jurisdiction to update its regulation in response to the rising prominence of blockchain technology innovation and Initial Coin Offerings.
IronX has launched a new beta version of the IronX Exchange cryptocurrency exchange platform which aims to allow private and institutional investors to exchange traditional fiat, cryptocurrencies, forex, commodities, equities, and other tradable assets.
The world’s first space security token has been announced at the Zurich Crypto Summit, by SpaceFund Inc, a Texas-based venture capital firm focussed on using new blockchain technology to fund ‘frontier enabling’ space startups.
Institutional crypto trading platform Caspian’s token sale closed ahead of schedule due to funding targets being met. The company reached its hard cap of USD19.5 million through a private and public token sale.
“I would say every day I get two or three inquiries on some crypto or blockchain-related project. There is a lot of interest in all things crypto here in the BVI,” observes Michael Killourhy, Partner at Ogier (BVI).
By Phillip Graham, Partner, Harneys – The BVI is reportedly the second biggest cryptocurrency market in the world, according to statistics published by CoinShares, which used data collected from the 15 biggest cryptocurrency exchanges and concluded that the BVI had a trading volume in crypto assets valued at USD78.5 billion, in the first six months of 2018. This puts it just USD5.3 billion behind the USA. We also noted in a recent PwC report that two of the three largest Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have also been domiciled in the BVI.