Major Swiss Telecoms Firm Swisscom to Distribute Tokenized Artwork

Major Swiss telecommunications company Swisscom announced its plans to distribute tokenized artwork through its Swisscom TV television network. The news was revealed in a press release published on May 22. Per the release, limited artworks — initially 100 works by 30 artists — from selected artists are exclusively available on the Swisscom TV box through […]

ICO Sector Signals Uptick After Crypto Winter

The initial coin offerings (ICO) sector is showing signs of an uptick due to positive investor sentiment, apparently spurred by the recent crypto market rally. The data was revealed in a new report from token rating platform ICObench, shared with Cointelegraph on May 25. Providing data as of May 21, the report notes that the […]

Montana Passes Bill to Recognize Utility Tokens and Exempt Them From State Securities

The United States State of Montana has recognized utility tokens and exempted them from state securities by passing a new bill this month. House bill 584, titled “Generally revise laws relating to cryptocurrency,” was signed by the Governor of Montana Steve Bullock on May 8. Initiated by State Representative Shane Morigeau, the bill had its […]

Switzerland’s Security Token Regulation Norms

Switzerland has joined the likes of Malta and Gibraltar to become the third country in the world to introduce security token regulations. As reported by Blueshare, on May 23, 2019, the laws are stringent, but they offer clarity on the issuance process. Cashing in on the Security Token Storm Switzerland is known for its robust and […]

Polkadot Tokens Sold on Secondary Markets at Discounted Rates: Report

Tokens for the Polkadot protocol are being offered on secondary markets at heavily discounted rates, The Block reported on May 23. A number of major crypto funds and investors told the website that over-the-counter (OTC) desks had given them the chance to buy large volumes of DOT tokens. Polkadot, a blockchain interoperability protocol created by Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood, […]

Major Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Developing Stablecoin Pegged to the Franc

Financial service provider SIX is developing a stablecoin pegged to the Swiss franc, a company spokesman confirmed to Cointelegraph on May 23. The company is also planning to launch a blockchain-powered exchange for digital tokens in the second half of 2019, but the spokesman said he was currently not at liberty to discuss further details concerning whether the […]

New Zealand Blockchain Group to Request Government Blockchain Strategy

New Zealand-based blockchain industry group BlockchainNZ announced that it will request a national blockchain strategy from the government next Thursday, according to a press release on May 21. The executive director of Blockchain NZ, Mark Pascall, will give a presentation to the New Zealand parliament’s economic development, science and innovation select committee hearing on the […]

Platform Allows Users to Send and Receive Cryptocurrency With Gadget of Their Choice

The team behind a private digital currency for secure payments says its goal is to make every consumer their own bank — enabling them to send and receive crypto with the gadget of their choice. Xeonbit says its peer-to-peer technology ensures that every user’s accounts and transactions are “out of reach to any prying eyes.” […]

Bitfinex Crypto Exchange to Debut New Exchange Utility Token

Major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has unveiled its exchange utility token UNUS SED LEO, in a press release on May 17. The token will be useable for a variety of exchange-based activities and will begin trading on Bitfinex on May 20 against tether (USDT), bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), U.S. dollars and EOS pairs. The whitepaper for the […]

Bahamas Securities Regulator Proposes Rules for Token Sales

The Bahamas’ securities regulator is pushing for a new framework for token projects, aiming to turn the island nation into the jurisdiction of choice for blockchain startups. The Securities Commission of the Bahamas has filed a draft of the new bill regulating token offerings not deemed securities. The bill lays out a procedure for registering […]