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  1. Asset tokenization is the process of using digital tokens to represent ownership of the asset. The method of tokenizing is implemented to liquidate assets that would generally take long periods of time and go through tedious processes to be traded. Tokenization overcomes all geographical barriers. It provides a connecting link between asset owners and investors. Converting ownership into numerous digital tokens allows investors to own assets infractions. This encourages small-time investors and simultaneously helps the asset owners to make quick sales. This is basically what asset tokenization is all about. Interested in tokenizing your own assets? Blockchain App Factory is an expert in tokenization and can definitely help you reach your goals.
  2. Though the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has regarded the use of utility tokens as a dicey situation leading to unregistered broker-dealer situations, the hype encompassing security tokens has not reduced. The security token market is transforming at the pace of lightning. However, it is still in its days of infancy. Besides, there are many ambiguous areas when we consider the market for token buyers as well as the business model adopted by startups today. Not to mention that entrepreneurs are also wanting to raise assets through regulated blockchain. The entire process of setting up a Security Token Offering (STO) is confined to two major types of tokens: Utility Tokens These type of tokens are not investments and do not give token holders any rights or stake in a company. Simply put, utility tokens represent future access to the products and services of a company. Security Tokens Security tokens are different from utility tokens in the way that they are a manifestation of the company’s stock shares. They are supported externally by tradable assets which empower investors by giving them more authority. Having understood the different types of tokens, let us explore in detail about the various benefits of Security Token Offering. More Compliance as it can be hard-coded Fractional ownership Attracting new investors at a global level Better flexibility and scalability for business owners Low barrier for entry If you want to start your STO, launch your own STO with Blockchain App Factory. We can provide you with a cutting-edge security token platform. Our team of developers can offer you a wide range of STO Launch services from creating smart contracts and token issuance platforms to regular code maintenance.
  3. Tokenization of financial assets is now an emerging trend amongst investors and entrepreneurs seeking to liquidate their real-world assets. Blockchain App Factory can help you create intuitive and impressive tokenization platforms that are completely white label and reflect the ethos of your business.
  4. The security token offering process is gaining a lot of popularity among entrepreneurs and investors. Blockchain App Factory is a top development firm that offers a variety of feature-rich services that integrate the best practices and are highly reliable.
  5. Blockchain-based fundraising is changing the way startups and businesses can raise capital to power their projects. By eliminating intermediaries and bypassing unnecessary paperwork, it is becoming popular among entrepreneurs. One of the top crowdfunding models is Security Token Offering or STO. This model is recognized by a number of regulatory authorities such as the US Security and Exchange Commission. By focusing on following regulations, STOs are viewed as reliable mediums of investment. Only accredited investors can purchase these tokens and they receive an equity stake in the project. When floating an STO, the project goes through the following stages: Primary Stage: Here, the entrepreneur comes up with an idea and does the basic groundwork. They also use this time to assemble a team, publish whitepapers and launch product website. Secondary Stage: At this stage, the startup will begin the process of creating the token and introducing it to the market. Marketing Stage: The entrepreneur will begin promoting the product and organize crowd sales to attract investors. Development Stage: This is the final stage. After reaching the hard cap, the startup will begin using the funds to develop the product and build value for the token holders. For the best STO launch services & Security Token launch services, visit Blockchain App Factory. They are a leading STO development firm and have successfully launched several projects. Their solutions are highly customizable and integrate the best security protocols.
  6. In a digitally-driven world, blockchains are driving innovation. This decentralized technology empowers users with an immutable, transparent, and secure platform. It has also developed optimal solutions that address issues in a number of industries such as finance, medicine, education, and more. Cryptography is used extensively to encrypt transactions and these are stored symmetrically on a distributed peer-to-peer (P2P) network. This helps to create a trustless environment that eliminates the need for third-party intermediaries. There are many advantages associated with this distributed ledger technology, of which tokenization is a very important facet. Tokenization is known for its “Midas touch” effect, where it instantly transforms previously illiquid assets into marketable units. What Is Tokenization? In a nutshell, this feature fragments the ownership of tangible assets into digital tokens. For example, say you hypothetically own a Banksy mural. The artwork is valued at $500,000, but you don’t find any buyers. Using tokenization, you convert the rights of this mural into 5,000 tokens (this can be any arbitrary number) valued at $100 each. Now, it becomes easy to sell the artwork to multiple individuals where the ownership stake is proportionate to the number of tokens held by each buyer. These tokens have innate value as they are pledged against assets that are bound to appreciate with time. Another attribute of these tokens is mobility as they can be bought and sold online without any geographic restrictions or hassles. This not only makes them an attractive option for investors but also metamorphoses assets into universal products. What Are The Different Types Of Tokenization? Currently, there are six prominent types of tokenized asset offerings. They have been explained below: Real Estate Tokenization: As the name suggests, this category is associated with the property business. It enables users to tokenize homes, offices, and more into tokens that can be traded virtually. The blockchain is also used to manage documentation which helps in streamlining the entire process. It also helps agents to sell large and expensive projects with relative ease. Art Tokenization: For a very long time, the art industry was limited to a very niche community. However, tokenization is changing this. By converting artwork into tradeable tokens, investors are encouraged to reimagine this sector and create diverse investment portfolios. Moreover, it empowers independent artists to connect directly with their patrons by sidestepping traditional platforms like galleries and auctions. Stablecoins: Tokenization of financial assets is helping to create stable mediums of exchange. By committing assets such as bullion, precious stones, and even fiat currencies, a stablecoin can be launched. Stablecoins are not susceptible to the market volatilities affecting conventional cryptocurrencies which make them commendable stores of value. VC Fund Tokenization: The process of investing in emerging sectors and enterprises is democratized through tokenization. By pooling together resources from multiple investors, venture capitalists can direct their customers’ funds into next-generation innovations. This method also allows the tokens to be traded publicly and offers improved liquidity. Mining Repository Tokenization: Mines around the world can fund their activities by digitizing the extracted ore. Tokenization of real-world assets will help mining companies to bypass traders and interact with traders directly. Illiquid Asset Tokenization: Whether a zoo wants to fund the upkeep of a Siberian tiger or an archivist plans to finance the restoration of withered celluloid films, tokenization can help out. Governments, NGOs, and Trusts can now raise capital for public or heritage projects by tokenizing previously illiquid assets such as monuments, fauna, and more. Creating an asset tokenization platform in 2019 is not an uphill task anymore. There are many companies that offer integrated solutions in this domain. While they help you save time and money in development, it is important to pay close attention to their offerings. Here are some components to ponder upon: If they develop solutions for different blockchain platforms? If their solutions are KYC/AML compliant? If their platforms are user-friendly? If they cover ancillary services such as whitepaper publishing, wallet development, and more? If they support multiple liquidation options that allow easy deposit/withdrawal of funds? Today, it is possible to convert almost anything and everything into digital tokens. Tokenization is revolutionizing the way we approach the ownership and marketability of different asset classes. Experts believe that we have only scratched the surface of this trend, and it is expected to grow exponentially in the near future.
  7. We have seen the blockchain technology revolutionize the perception of investments and fundraising. Usually, tokens were offered in an initial coin offering (ICO) and it provided access to a specific network or services. As opposed to these, security token offerings or STOs are actual financial securities that are backed by something tangible. It could be equity, assets, debts, profits, revenue and even the legal rights of voting in an organization. What makes the STOs more appealing than the ICOs is that it has the same functionality of conventional security which also facilitates fractional ownership. Unlike ICOs, STOs are subject to Federal laws and are highly regulated, and designed to safeguard the interest of the investor. Security tokens are on the blockchain and the smart contracts enable them to act in a defined way. The smart contract on a blockchain can be programmed to make automatic payments to the bank against a loan. The Regulations Governing STOs There are a lot of Government and statutory bodies that have recognized security tokens as valid securities. There are certain bodies like the CFTC that we use Bitcoin as a commodity and the IRS defines cryptocurrency as property. Commodity exchanges do not need to be licensed as a regulated entity whereas platforms offering securities are required to register as a national exchange or Alternative Trading System or apply as a broker-dealer. Even more, companies that are involved with financial assets like bonds, stocks, and bank deposit are required to comply with the consumer protection laws like the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA Patriot Act. The Benefits of Security Tokens Security tokens have started to gain preference over the traditional IPO route. issuance of security token under the stipulated regulations has been found to be cheaper and cost-effective than the traditional method. Security tokens provide investors with a channel to diversify the portfolio and not compromise much on generating dividends. The security token may also bestow the investors with certain voting rights and owning shares of a publicly traded company. Cost-Effectiveness Since there are no middlemen involved, the security tokens do not have any administrative costs involved. The reduced cost of buying and selling allows people to generate a prized return on investment. Fast With the KYC and AML checks in place, the process of buying and selling of security Token to accredited investor tend to be fast. Global Reach Security tokens promise high levels of liquidity as they do not have any Geographic restrictions when it comes to trading. Anyone around the world can access them, accept them as financial instruments and trade freely. In fact, it is this global acceptance that has contributed to its increase in liquidity. Round-The-Clock Trading One of the greatest drawbacks of the current security system is that it is restricted by time. Security tokens, however, do not have this constraint and you can treat them any time of the day which makes them more appealing than other traditional models. Disadvantages of Security Tokens Sometimes, not all ‘advantages’ comply with the definition of how advantages are meant to work, and when it comes to security tokens, that is how some ‘advantages’ precisely works. Since the security tokens are regulated, there are a lot of restrictions on who can participate in the STO. The accredited investors are not available in abundance, and it creates a huge demand-supply gap. This is one of the reasons that security tokens have not seen mass adoption yet. There was a reason why the middlemen were in place when it comes to financial trading. These middlemen took care of validating the investment and facilitating a smooth flow of cash. Since security tokens eliminate the need for middlemen, the responsibility of validating the company on which the investors are investing falls on the investors themselves. This is one more reason that act as a braking force when it comes to STO-acceptance. How to Launch Your Security Token Offering Issuing securities require registration with the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC), and can be a complex and expensive process that is meant only for established businesses. However, thanks to the constant hunger for loopholes, the project can make use of the JOBS Act of 2012. JOBS, the acronym for Jumpstart Our Business Startup, was aimed at facilitating funds for startups, was not essentially meant but somehow seems to fit the need. There are different regulations like Reg S, Reg D, Reg A+, and Reg CF that govern the STOs, with each regulation having its own protocol. Reg S facilitates the non-US companies to raise funds from the US investors, subject to them satisfying the statutory requirements of their jurisdiction. Reg D defines annual offer limits and the kind of investors who can be solicited the STO. Rule 506 of Reg D defines no limits in annual funds raised but is limited to accredited investors, although one of the sections has permissions for sophisticated and non-accredited investors, capped at 35. Sec 504 of Reg D limits the annual funds raised at $5 million but is open to all kinds of investors. Reg A+ is in place to facilitate the raising of funds of less than $50 million from non-accredited investors and $20 million from individual willing to invest, irrespective of their investor-status. Since one of the requirements for Reg A+ two years’ financial statements, this can be expected to turn out as bliss for established companies requiring secondary levels of funds. Also, unlike Reg D, there are no restrictions on the resale of the tokens. Reg CF, as the abbreviation implies, helps startups crowdfund their investments, capped at US$1.07 million. Also, Reg CF mandates a 12-month lock period on secondary trading. While this might seem like a deterrent, the possibility of anyone investing and reaping the funds makes it a welcome avenue for small scale investors. Blockchain App Factory’s Business Consulting Blockchain App Factory brings you solutions on security tokens and STOs. Our team creates security tokens for your organization by establishing your compliance with the required regulation. Subject to the legal Framework, we also help you go public with your solicitation. Our deep understanding of the business and the implications of the blockchain enable us to create comprehensive and precise smart contracts that strengthen the value of your tokens. All you need to do is just drop in an inquiry and our team will be happy to get in touch with you and set your security token sailing in the right direction
  8. In 2018, something peculiar happened in the art industry. This time it wasn’t another controversial nude painting or a lost artwork recovered from the Nazi archives. In fact, it had nothing to do with the paint, brush or canvas. That year, a little known startup called Maecenas introduced a revolutionary concept to the industry involving blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Until then, the art industry was notoriously archaic. Paintings, sculptures and other art paraphernalia was sold through the gavel and paddle method. Meanwhile, the auctions were open to only a limited crowd and demanded the physical presence of the bidders. Furthermore, the extravagant prices of the featured pieces made it difficult to sell the artworks. What Maecenas did was to turn the entire industry on its head. Sometime in September of 2018, the company marketed the seminal piece, “14 Small Electric Chairs” by American pop art pioneer, Andy Warhol. At the time, this artwork was valued at $1.7 million and the news of a blockchain-based sale attracted hundreds of investors, many of whom were not previously associated with the art industry. The attention garnered towards the painting helped improve its valuation to $5.6 million while the unconventional method of sale employed would definitely make Warhol proud. What is Art Tokenization? But, how does one use the blockchain to sell their artwork? The answer is quite simple — Tokenization. By converting the monolithic painting into thousands of digital tokens, the company managed to fragment the ownership of the artwork using blockchain. This is similar to purchasing equity in a conventional business. When tokenizing an artwork, the following steps take place: Once a painting or sculpture is selected for tokenization, an accredited curator will appraise the work and set its value. Now, the concerned platform will convert the artwork into digital tokens and issue them to potential buyers. The buyer can purchase tokens for multiple artworks and create diverse portfolios. The buyer can also choose to sell or exchange the tokens. Moreover, this act of breaking up the ownership of the artwork also meant the democratization of the art industry, and that the closed doors of this sector were thrown open to a newer and larger investor network. Benefits of Art Tokenization Given that blockchain is an immutable and transparent technology, its features and other advantages are automatically applied to the tokens stored on the platform. In fact, art tokenization helps weed out a number of issues plaguing the industry. Primarily, tokenization digitizes the ownership into tradeable tokens thereby improving the liquidity of artworks. This transforms art into a lucrative investment option. Investors are attracted to invest in art. Alternatively, an art tokenizing platform also doubles up as a reliable method to authenticate and verify the works of art. It is easier to track the certification and owners of an item; thanks to blockchain technology. Finally, independent and budding artists can use this medium to list and promote their artwork instead of opting the services of expensive galleries. This also helps them gain entire ownership of their works while also avoiding payment to third-party intermediaries or agents. What Does The Future Hold? According to Bloomberg, the global art industry was valued at a whopping $63.7 billion in 2018. Experts predict that this sector will experience exponential growth in the coming years given the presence of bullish market trends. Blockchain and art tokenization will play an important role in this renaissance given the many advantages associated with it. This has already begun to bear fruit as, during the latter part of 2018, billionaire, John McAfee tweeted in support of art tokenization and revealed plans to digitize an untitled piece belonging to the artistic genius, Pablo Picasso. Moreover, with burgeoning prospects in this industry, entrepreneurs can take advantage of art tokenization to float new platforms thereby assisting with the expansion and implementation of this revolutionary medium.
  9. Ever since blockchain-based funding became commonplace, many entrepreneurs have benefitted. This funding model offered a decentralized framework that bypassed unnecessary paperwork and gave access to an international network of investors. While it fostered an entrepreneurial spirit, the system also became susceptible to quick-rich schemes that cheated investors of their money. This led to many losing trusts in blockchain-based crowdfunding. However, all hope was not lost! Understanding the difficulties the different players in the market face, especially the investors, a new crowdfunding model was formulated. Known as Security Token Offering or STO, it has the following advantages: Projects are regulated to protect investors' interests Investors are promised equity in the project Helps eliminate dubious projects Recognized by the US Securities and Exchange Commission Accepted in most countries Today, it is very easy to create an STO project. With many companies offering easy development solutions, the possibilities are endless. However, we advise you to launch your own STO with Blockchain App Factory. They are a trusted blockchain and cryptocurrency company with several years of experience. They have many successful projects under their belt and many more in development.
  10. Security Token Offering or STO is quickly transforming the crowdfunding landscape. By guaranteeing the investments of investors and using real-world assets as collateral, STOs are helping entrepreneurs move away from traditional methods such as venture capital and angel investment. Moreover, this fundraising model is also recognized by regulatory authorities and comply with KYC/AML protocols. While an STO provides startups with a formidable model, they also have to rely on marketing it well to ensure the success of the project. Hence, anyone planning to launch an STO has to keep in mind the following steps: STO Listing Avenue: Choose the best listing platform to market your tokens. Positive reviews from the community help increase the credibility of your project. Advertising and SEO: By creating engaging ads and employing established SEO techniques, it is possible to reach the target audience. Promotional Shows and Events: Engaging influencers and other bigwigs will help improve traction for your project and attract more investors. Airdrops and Bounty Programmes: Introducing incentive programs will enhance the popularity of the project and also helps to keep the community engaged with the product. Newsletters and Press Release: By regularly disseminating information on the progress of the project will help build trust among investors. Social Media Presence: This not only acts as an excellent marketing platform but also as a point of contact where the community can communicate with you. Marketing an STO in 2019 is not a difficult task. Blockchain App Factory offers complete security token promotion services that help entrepreneurs take a breather. Their end-to-end solutions are crafted while keeping in mind the latest market practices and gives your project a competitive advantage.
  11. Blockchain App Factory is a premier STO marketing services company. They offer solutions that are 100% white-label and customizable. Their house a large team of social media experts and talented digital marketers that give your STO project unprecedented coverage and reach.
  12. Security Token Offerings or STOs as they are commonly abbreviated, are observed to revolutionize investments and finance. STOs, with their tokenization-aspect, coupled with the mandatory compliance with regulatory authorities, are spearheading the convergence of traditional finance and the new technology of crypto tokens. STOs are, as the name suggests, tokens that represent an asset in a fragment. Unlike cryptocurrencies or crypto coins that have an inherent value, STOs derive their value from an underlying asset which is being tokenized. Security Token Offerings have all the credentials to qualify themselves as securities, (Including the passing of the Howey Test) and these credentials come at a cost of being under the scrutiny of regulatory bodies like the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC). It is this requirement for compliance that makes STOs considerably immune to frauds. The precursor of the STO, Initial Coin Offerings, had changed the way crypto projects raised funds. However, with the increasing instances of scams, ICOs lost their luster of lucrativeness. With Security Token Offerings, however, the compliance plays an important role in keeping away malicious projects and investors. The convenience offered by ICOs in the first place, however, are not compromised - the global scope of seeking investments, the reduced transaction times, and the economization of the process by reducing the costs involved with middleman and intermediaries. This makes STOs a welcome evolution for fundraising and investing alike. It is expected that the financial world, much like the SEC, will endure, if not accommodate the Security Token Offerings and their advantages.
  13. Though the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has regarded the use of utility tokens as a dicey situation leading to unregistered broker-dealer situations, the hype encompassing security tokens has not reduced. The security token market is transforming at the pace of lightning. However, it is still in its days of infancy. Besides, there are many ambiguous areas when we consider the market for token buyers as well as the business model adopted by startups today. Not to mention that entrepreneurs are also wanting to raise assets through regulated blockchain. The entire process of setting up a Security Token Offering (STO) is confined to two major types of tokens: Utility Tokens These type of tokens are not investments and do not give token holders any rights or stake in a company. Simply put, utility tokens represent future access to the products and services of a company. Security Tokens Security tokens are different from utility tokens in the way that they are a manifestation of the company’s stock shares. They are supported externally by tradeable assets which empower investors by giving them more authority. Having understood the different types of tokens, let us explore in detail about the various benefits of Security Token Offering. More Compliance as it can be hard-coded Fractional ownership Attracting new investors at a global level Better flexibility and scalability for business owners Low barrier for entry If you want to start your STO, launch your own STO with Blockchain App Factory. We can provide you with a cutting-edge security token platform. Our team of developers can offer you a wide range of STO Launch services from creating smart contracts and token issuance platforms to regular code maintenance.
  14. Create your own Security Token Issuance platform with Blockchain App Factory. We are a top development company with several years of experience in this domain. Our large team of experts integrates the latest market practices into your product that helps give you a competitive advantage.
  15. An STO is an optimized way for startups and entrepreneurs to raise funds for their businesses. By pledging tangible assets against digital tokens, STOs protect the interests of the investors. Moreover, STOs are also recognized by the US SEC, which makes them a promising investment avenue. Today, by using the services of a security token offerings provider, one can launch their project with relative ease. However, a businessperson should keep the following things in mind when going about the STO process: Every Idea Matters: Make sure your business project creatively addresses the target problem. This will give you leverage over your competitors. Start Marketing Early On: Experts believe that the success of blockchain-based crowdfunding lies in marketing. Hence, it is highly recommended to begin marketing your product or service from the word go! Choosing The Right Service Provider: Every STO development firm offers a wide range of solutions that come with their own set of pros and cons. Therefore, do your research before selecting your service provider. Assembling Your Team: The success of an STO also depends on the people behind it. Take your time to select and hire individuals who will make your stellar team! If you are on the lookout for an STO development firm, your search ends with Blockchain App Factory. They have extensive experience in the domain and offer 100% white-label solutions. They help you with every stage of your STO project such as publishing your whitepaper, creating your issuance platform, and even marketing your token.
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