October 20, 2020

“STOs are the next wave of IPOs”

We believe STOs are the next wave of IPOs, and we will provide the technology and services to enable smaller and medium companies to do STOs instead of IPOs.
We are in the centre of finance in Europe, in Liechtenstein. We are in a co-working space of CV Labs in Vaduz where many projects are on the same mission, have the same values we are finding many synergies. We want to support them by offering our services, either, offering the STO for them or the secondary market for the trading of those security tokens. Vaduz gives us direct access and unique position in highly modern financial services centre which is particularly distinguished through significant political and economic stability, banking and professional secrecy.

A fintech trend that is picking up speed is the security token offering, STO for short. Security tokens are an upgraded and highly regulated digital version of traditional securities. For entrepreneurs, STOs are an easy and relatively inexpensive way to raise capital. For investors, STOs offer a secure and transparent direct investment in a company.
STO stands for security token offering; they are financial instruments. Similar to an initial coin offering (ICO), an investor is issued with a crypto coin or token representing their investment. But unlike an ICO, an STO represents an investment contract into an underlying investment asset, such as stocks, bonds, funds and real estate investment trusts. As such security tokens offerings distribute securities, they are fungible, negotiable financial instruments with attached monetary value, like a part of company or property.
STO’s are not traded on regular token exchanges. The exchanges that want to offer security token trading need to comply with regulations and Blocktrade is one of such trading platforms.
When you invest in traditional stocks, the ownership information is written on a document and issued as a digital certificate (like a PDF). In the case of STO’s, it is the same process, but the information is recorded on a blockchain and issued as a token.

May 11, 2021

BAT: Getting paid for paying attention

Your attention is valuable. Online advertisers are willing to pay for it. What if you could get paid for paying attention when surfing the web? Well, that is now possible. Meet: the Basic Attention Token (BAT)  What is the Basic Attention Token?  The Basic Attention Token (BAT) was built to revolutionize the online ad space by connecting users, advertisers and publishers in an innovative blockchain-based ecosystem […]

May 6, 2021

Trading 101: A beginner’s guide – Part 2: Understanding What Cryptocurrencies To Trade

In part 1 of our Trading 101 series, we discussed essential questions you need to ask yourself before you start trading. You learned how to determine your risk appetite and define your trading goals. Now, let’s have a look at the different cryptocurrencies.   As a crypto trader, one big question to answer is: “What cryptocurrencies will you be trading with?” Some traders only choose Bitcoin […]

April 29, 2021

Financial Markets: How Crypto and Digital Assets are affecting the Global Market – Part 2

After covering the traditional financial markets in the first part of this series, we now move on to the revolution of digital assets. In this article, we explore the origins of digital assets, highlight their subcategories, and in particular, the different types of cryptocurrencies.  How it all started: Blockchain & DLT  The first major breakthrough with blockchain technology is the now-famous […]