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Digitized's Derek Edward Schloss (@derekedws) sits down with builders across the blockchain and cryptoasset space to track the latest news on digitized assets and programmable organizations.... Show More

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June 9, 2020 37 min

Nimit Sawhney is the CEO of Voatz, one of the leading blockchain-based voting platforms in the United States -- with more than 80,000 votes cast on the Voatz platform across more than 50 elections since 2016. In this episode, Nimit and Derek talk about the current problems that exist with electoral voting – including friction and inefficiency, lack of voter participation, human error – and why the time might be arriving for state a...

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Stephen McKeon is a Partner at Collaborative Fund, a SF/NY venture fund investing in blockchain-based financial infrastructure with an eye towards the future of our financial markets. Stephen is also a finance professor at the University of Oregon and one of the sharpest thinkers in the security token space. 

In this conversation, Stephen and Derek dive right in to topics like cryptoasset valuation, security token base layers, decen...

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Luis Macias is the CEO at GrainChain, a Texas-based blockchain platform for facilitating contracts, records, payments, financing, and other transactional data for supply chain ecosystems. GrainChain has nearly 1500 active participants on its blockchain supply chain platform – including suppliers, farmers, inventory elevators, and buyers of dry grain in Mexico, Honduras, and the United States. 

In this episode, Luis and Derek talk ab...

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Derek Edward Schloss is the Director of Strategy at Security Token Academy, the leading educational platform for the security token industry. In this episode, Derek reads his latest published piece -- "Security Tokens and The Formatting Revolution". In the episode, Derek explains that the idea of taking securities and placing them on blockchains can be best understood as a simple formatting revolution that’s three thousand ...

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Bruce Fenton is the CEO at Chainstone Labs and owner of Watchdog Capital – an SEC-registered FINRA broker dealer for the security token industry. In this episode, Bruce and Derek chat through the blockchain and digital securities industry in light of recent COVID-19 events – including the $2T stimulus package recently passed by our U.S. Congress. They also dive into Bruce’s decades-long background in public markets, wealth manageme...

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Dan Doney is the CEO of Securrency, a security token firm focused on enhancing financial infrastructure and interoperability across the world’s asset markets. In this episode, Dan and I talk about COVID-19’s influence on the decentralized finance space. We also cover the mapping of security token technology to ‘DeFi’ in the future, WidsomTree’s strategic investment in Securrency’s $17M Series A earlier this year – and why security ...

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Patrick Byrne is the former CEO of Overstock.com, and a long-time blockchain technology advocate. Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Asian students from Dartmouth, a master’s in philosophy in ethics from Cambridge University, and a doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University. Patrick has spoken frequently over the years about the role blockchain technology will play in redefining ownership and the exchange of va...

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Marc Boiron is a blockchain attorney and FisherBroyles Partner. FisherBroyles is a cloud-based full service law firm “for the twenty-first century” – with law offices in cities across the United States. Marc’s legal practice includes the intersection of securities laws with blockchain-based digital assets. 
 
In this conversation, Marc and Derek talk through SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s recent ‘Safe Harbor’ proposal, which aims t...

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Igor Telyatnikov is the CEO and Co-Founder at AlphaPoint, a white label platform for cryptoasset exchanges, brokerages, and the tokenization of assets. AlphaPoint’s tools allow teams to quickly and securely launch their own digital asset exchanges using AlphaPoint’s full stack exchange technology -- and also allows projects to create blockchain-based digital assets using AlphaPoint’s “Asset Digitization Software”. 

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Gabriel Shapiro is a blockchain attorney and writer focusing his practice on the intersection of securities law, corporate law, and blockchain networks. Shapiro has published a number of pieces on this intersection -- specifically, the tokenization of corporate capital stock, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), and sufficiently decentralized blockchain networks. 
 
In this conversation, Gabriel and Derek talk about all thr...

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Dave Hendricks is the CEO of Vertalo, a blockchain-agnostic cap table solutions company for security tokens. Vertalo aims to build "the operating system for digital assets". In this conversation, Dave and Derek talk about Vertalo's origin story, how Vertalo connects all major players of the security token ecosystem together, and Vertalo's recently-announced tokenized real estate partnership with custody giant Prime ...

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Stephen McKeon is a Partner at Collaborative Fund, a SF/NY venture fund investing in blockchain-based financial infrastructure with an eye towards the future of our financial markets. Stephen is also a finance professor at the University of Oregon and one of the sharpest thinkers in the security token space. Previously, Stephen joined Derek on Security Token Stories Episode #2 to chat about his “Security Token Thesis” paper and how...

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Saum Noursalehi is the CEO of tZERO, an end to end security token lifecycle and trading platform. tZERO’s goal is to make capital markets more efficient, reliable, and accessible through digitization and blockchain-based technology. The tZERO team has created a number of tailored products that aim to improve traditional markets— including the tZERO ATS and trading platform, the tZERO Crypto App, and the Boston Security Token Exchan...

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Jimmy Bingham is the SVP of Business Development at Prime Trust—a technology-driven trust company that provides financial infrastructure solutions for the leading global exchanges, OTC desks, platforms, broker-dealers, stablecoins, and more. Prime Trust's stack of APIs and technology solutions help power some of the largest names in the digital asset space — including Binance, Huobi, Bittrex, OKCoin, and many more. In Q1 of 202...

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Jehan Tremback is the CEO and Co-Founder of Althea, a team building a decentralized internet network that allows routers to pay each other for internet bandwidth, peer-to-peer (P2P). Althea encourages and empowers any individual to become their own internet service provider, and earn money by providing internet service to their neighbors and local businesses. In this interview with STA’s Derek Edward Schloss, Tremback walks through...

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Thomas Borrel (Chief Product Officer) and Adam Dossa (Head of Blockchain) are building security token software at Polymath, a tokenization platform that aims to make the creation, issuance, and management of security tokens simple.


In this interview with STA’s Derek Edward Schloss, Borrel and Dossa walk through the limitations of public blockchains like Ethereum for the security token industry, and why Polymath decided to work on th...

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Douglas Pepe is an instructor at GW Law teaching "Blockchain Law and Policy," an attorney and Partner at Joseph Hage Aaronson law firm, and co-founder at Mango Farm Assets building asset tokenization software on top of the Ravencoin blockchain. 
 
In this interview with STA's Derek Edward Schloss, Pepe talks about how he approaches teaching blockchain topics to new students at GW School of Law, the current state of securi...

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In this episode of Stories Token Stories Host Derek Edward Schloss sits with Jor Law, co-founder of Verify Investor. 

  • The Jobs Act of 2012 and its limitations
  • Accredited Investors under United States Law
  • Blockchain in the crowdfunding industry
  • Tzero acquiring Verify Investor
  • What the future holds for the state of the Security Token Industry 

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    Luc Falempin is the CEO at Tokeny, a Luxembourg-based tokenization platform for regulated securities. Tokeny is a technology provider and end-to-end platform to issue, manage, and transfer regulated security tokens.

     

    In this interview with STA's Derek Edward Schloss, Falempin walks through the Tokeny platform, and where Tokeny is seeing the most tokenization for demand right now. Falempin also discusses why he believes Ethereum ...

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    David Hoffman is the COO at RealT, an Ethereum-based platform for tokenizing real property ownership in the United States. RealT empowers investors around the globe to buy into the US real estate market through compliant, fractional, tokenized ownership–powered by blockchain. RealT’s first tokenized properties are single-family homes in Detroit, Michigan.


    In this interview with STA's Derek Edward Schloss, Hoffman walks through t...

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