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  1. Blockchain allows investors to build a comprehensive portfolio of real estate assets through tokenization. Blockchain App Factory is a pioneer in real estate tokenization, and our end-to-end solutions are tailored to meet your business requirements.
  2. Security tokens are tokens that have an asset attached to it, therefore providing its investors with minimal or no risks. The following are the features : Legally Compliant Tokens The tokens issued are embedded with the smart contract which has the regulations of the registered jurisdiction coded. These include legal frameworks of fundraising, investor qualification rules & transaction limits on transfer. Global Investor Participation Issuance companies face problems during secondary trading when different countries are involved. Our tokens can be traded across borders with the idea that the tokens issued are securities and must comply with securities laws. The token sales and secondary trading are developed with conditionality on the smart contract. Transparency Blockchain ensures all the transactions including the conditional are visible to the financial regulators. The benefits of a transparent ecosystem will help the cryptocurrency market under the purview of government regulation. The process of transfer agents is being automated the entrepreneurs can raise funds in a simpler and cost-effective way. Wallet At Blockchain App Factory, we develop a technology which allows the issuance companies to reissue tokens to the investors if the investor loses their wallet keys subject to terms and conditions. The wallet must compatible with the legal requirements and investor must have the right to reclaim his lost tokens. Looking for a security token development company? Blockchain App Factory will suit you perfectly. With immense experience in this domain, they can work according to your every suggestion.
  3. Tokenization of assets will revolutionize the status quo due to the transparency and immutable nature of the blockchain, especially the low liquid markets. The global real estate market is estimated at $217 trillion with a 25% contribution from commercial real-estate. The tokenization of real estate will increase liquidity and can be traded with ease. The tokenization of real-world assets can unlock the most unresolved issues i.e. the liquidity issue. The popularity of security tokens is majorly driven by the need to tokenize illiquid assets. Every asset from house to equities can be securitized, however, the confusion between different regulatory arms across the world has created a frenzy for creating a tokenized platform. Issuance and trading of security tokens have been a hurdle due to the different compliances across countries. As predicted, the commercial real estate is the first to enter the security token industry.If the tokenization occurs on a blockchain network the following things will happen. The method of payments occurs in both directions. The concept of ownership of the assets will evolve Increased demand for Governance Protocol Reduced barriers to entry to the investors Security & Transparency In addition to the features, there are a few factors we need to keep in mind while tokenizing. Type of real estate (income-generating, development space, investment properties, etc.) Type of Structure (Fund/Special Purpose Vehicle (SPC) or a hybrid) Ratio of Tokenization Liabilities on the Property Appropriate Smart Contract for automation Federal & State Regulatory and Tax requirements Keeping Track of the records of token holders Reporting Obligations including Re-sales AML/KYC & Investor Accreditation requirements The tokenization of real estate asset is highly complicated and requires cutting-edge technology such as blockchain and smart contracts. Currently, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are publicly listed and provide liquidity to the fund, but they are expensive for retail investors. Some REITs have a minimum entry for investors at $25,000 or higher. However, tokenizing might give retail investors to hold $10 worth of tokens of top buildings like the Empire State Building. In addition to real estate, we could see many other illiquid assets that are too costly to trade become liquid through tokenization. Blockchain App Factory is at the forefront of Security Token Development, equity token offering, Tokenized asset offering, STO Marketing and Tokenization of any illiquid asset.
  4. Security Token Offerings or STOs are all the rage nowadays and for good reason. This form of raising business capital is garnering interest from investors and entrepreneurs alike because it emphasizes on factors such as trust and reliability. STOs, adhere to a strict set of regulations that are aimed at protecting the interests of both the entrepreneur and investor. STO marketing refers to the process of promotion for a project using Security Token Offering as a means to raise funds. This process involves a variety of steps and they have been mentioned below: The preliminary stages involve market research, fund allocation and identifying potential customers. This is followed by developing an elaborate white paper that covers and highlights the different aspects of your project. Next, the entrepreneur will list the project on an STO listing where it will be reviewed by the community. To attract investors, events and programs will be organized to generate awareness around the STO. Social media and email marketing will be employed to reach a larger audience of investors. Alternatively, this method will also allow investors to follow the progress of the projects. Influencers can be hired to popularize the project. Alternatively, entrepreneurs can make use of SEO techniques and advertising to reach target audiences. While the above list is not exhaustive and involves a lot more steps, the whole process of STO marketing may seem intimidating to the entrepreneur. Fortunately, there are many companies that provide marketing services for your STO project. Blockchain App Factory is a leading and trusted company that offers premium STO marketing solutions that makes your project stand out from the crowd. Through an experienced team of experts and access to investor networks, Blockchain App Factory helps give your STO a competitive advantage.
  5. Blockchain App Factory has the expertise it takes to create your security token offering and market it effectively as well!
  6. Blockchain App Factory has the expertise it takes to create your security token offering and market it effectively as well!
  7. When the Bitcoin ushered the world of cryptocurrency, little did it realize that it was opening up a new world of unlimited opportunities that might revolutionize the way in which assets and investments are looked at. The decentralized network called the blockchain has been holding the floodgates to a method of investment that will attend the financial landscape. Blockchain enables an otherwise illiquid asset to be broken down into smaller units representing ownership that will increase the chances of smaller market participants investing in larger assets. So, what’s the funda behind asset tokenization? As it might have already been known, blockchain is a transparent and immutable distributed ledger that keeps a secure and accessible record of transactions. If the assets of the real world are moved into the blockchain in the form of decentralized protocols, this paves way for many investors of different sizes to purchase shares in the asset. Continue Reading: What is Asset Tokenization?
  8. Tokenization is the next industry standard in the world of cryptocurrency. The term tokenization refers to the process of making the storage and management of an asset digitally represented by tokens. By tokenizing an asset, one doesn’t change the asset itself but simply change the way the ownership of that asset is managed. A security token represents traditional private security like shares in a company, interest in fund or trust, an art collection or any other forms of an asset that a person might own. By tokenizing an asset, we track the ownership of that asset digitally. Tokenized Asset Offering is more commonly referred to as security tokens. Security tokens are governed by federal laws and are also liable for penalties. TAO provides easy transfer of real-world assets from one place to another, fully digital without using a third party. Tokenized assets are mandated to pass the Howey Test in order to be considered an instrument with monetary value. There are different types of asset tokenization like real estate tokenization, art tokenization, illiquid asset tokenization, mining repository tokenization etc. Tokenized Asset Offering comes with a host of benefits to the process of buying and selling securities like - Liquidity premium Some securities have liquidity whereas private business interests are, to a great extent, illiquid. This calls for an “illiquidity discount” which is nothing but the amount a user has to pay for selling an illiquid asset. Liquidity premium is the opposite of the illiquidity discount. In other words, the liquidity premium is the increase in value derived from the higher liquidity of an asset. Tokenizing an asset lowers the barriers to entry for potential investors and makes the process of buying and selling securities simpler and more efficient. Lower costs Tokenizing assets essentially removes third-parties from the process of representing ownership which can lead to a decrease of issuance costs. To know more about TAO, check out the website of Blockchain App Factory. With a solid team of tokenization experts, Blockchain App Factory is a one-stop solution to all your tokenization needs!
  9. Security Token Offerings’ – The trio of the terms has been the reason behind the transformed perception of the term ‘offerings’ in the crypto-market. Any person who’s been blocked up and chained into (pun intended) the crypto-asset landscape would be aware of the focus slowly but steadily shifting from ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) to STOs (Security Token Offerings). ICOs, as lucrative as they are, present themselves along with a dubious bundle of attributes. ICOs represent unregistered security with no regulations and tangibility, whereas STOs and security tokens are asset-backed and regulatory-compliant. On the surface, STOs might seem like an investment option that investors would love, but the hard and sad reality is that it is not! What obscures these reliable security tokens over ICOs and utility tokens? The unpopularity of STOs is a classic example of how too much of awesomeness might transcend into borderline awfulness. There are a lot of reasons why STOs aren’t able to gain the momentum it takes to take-off with a flair that it rightfully deserves: The Restriction on Investors ICOs were open to everyone – you, as an investor, only needed to be aware of this offering, and you could buy the utility tokens with crypto or fiat currency. STOs, however, are subject to quite some regulations, some of which restrict the number of investors considered eligible to buy the Security Tokens. This restriction would mean that the Security Token might not always find eligible buyers. The Lockup Period What almost sounds like a prison sentence is even worse for investors! Investors are always on the lookout for quick returns with calculated risks than long-term returns with less risk – which precisely is the difference between ICOs and STOs! ICO investors have the freedom to ‘flip’ – investors purchase tokens that are in high demand, and sell the tokens in an instant after the tokens become transferable. This is considered to be one of the greatest garnish to the lucrativeness of ICOs. Security Tokens, on the other hand, have lockup that lasts a year, and in the realm of crypto assets where quick profits are the catnip, The fact that STOs lock up the finds for a year is a major deterrent for investors – even with the assured returns, the investors have a feeling that the risk-to-gain ratio looks far more profitable in ICOs than STOs. Limitation in Speculativeness The term ‘speculation’ is not quite positive in many ways! It is the ‘speculation’ that introduced the element of uncertainty to ICOs. However, investors have always been basking in this speculative nature of ICOs, which STOs lack! STOs are based on a real-world asset from which the token derives its value. The ‘tangible’ nature of the STOs might prove an advantage in the long run, but when investors would like to reap 10x returns based on speculations, they might choose ICOs for STOs. STOs might give assured returns but it might take quite some time. The factors that make STOs better – being backed by tangible assets, the proportional closeness of the token-price to the Net Asset Value (NAV) – have turned out to be the very curses that keep investors away. Anything said, 12 months is an exorbitantly long lockup period in the crypto asset market. Is it too early? On one side, there is the uncertainty, the speculativeness and the general inhibition that deter investors, and on the other side, there is a constant effort to introduce the crypto-dimension to the school of traditional investments. Security Tokens are often thought to be the most logical avenue to create a confluence of these two! The problem, however, is that there is a knowledge-gap on both ends. The crypto-world that has been always used to tokenization of intangibles finds it hard to accept that real assets can be tokenized. On the other hand, the investors who are relatively inert and confined to the classical definition of ‘investment’ find it hard to accept the entire hullabaloo about blockchain and tokens. This, of course, is the usual inertia for anything revolutionary. When we have seen IBM predict ‘a need of a maximum of 5 computers around the world,’, these hiccups are bound to happen for something like cryptocurrency – the shroud of mystery only adds to the resistance. Once a new wave of crypto-aware investors enter the market, and once the regulation becomes either too mainstream or too relaxed for all investors to invest in STOs, and once the demand-supply gap reaches ideal levels, it will just be a matter of time before STOs become one of the most dependable avenues. It would act as a perfectly profitable confluence of the awesomeness of crypto and the tangibility of real-world assets! Let us not forget that investors don’t invest because of buzzwords like ‘smart contract’ and ‘blockchain’ but only for profits! Here’s our 2 cents… or should we say 2 Satoshis!?
  10. Security tokens are tokens that derive their value from an external asset. They are issued by companies looking to collect funds to kickstart their business. Blockchain App Factory is a reputed company that provides top-notch security token promotion services. Check them out right away.
  11. 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 a 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 Originally Published in Blockchain App Factory
  12. Right from the times of Aristotle to Newton to Einstein to Feynman, ‘everything’ has always been a constant quest. There is no phenomenon across the different periods of history that has been spared from this endeavor. Talking about the world of the tokenization, it has been through its share of crests and troughs in its progress towards engulfing everything. 2017 and 18 - The ICO Duo The years 2017 and 2018 were seen as the year of Initial Coin Offerings, with the first quarter of 2018 alone accounting for more than $6 Billion in ICOs. However, with increasing instances of bad players absconding and going off the radars with the collected cash, ICOs have never been able to recover from the blows it suffered. Nevertheless, the ‘abstract’ backing of the ICOs have given way to a more tangible backing without compromising on the advantages like cutting of middlemen and security. STOs or Security Token Offerings have been able to almost-conclusively solve the problem of abstract backing that ICOs had been suffering from. STOs, call us to understand what tokenization is in the first place. Tokenization is splitting a tangible asset into multiple digital tokens in a representative form which signifies either ownership or access to a physical or a digital asset. While securitization based on which the stock market is created has already addressed this issue of splitting big tangible assets into smaller units, it also presents a problem of middlemen like brokers who increase the cost of acquisition. Tokens, on the other hand, cut down on these costs as well. What All Can Be Tokenized?>>>
  13. Tokenized Asset Offering also famously known as security tokens are legally compliant asset-backed tokens. Tokenization of assets has been buzzing the crypto and financial market for some time now. The crypto-tokens are required to qualify the Howey Test in order to be considered a digitized financial instrument with a monetary value. Types of Asset Tokenization: Real-Estate Tokenization Art Tokenization Stable Coins VC Fund Tokenization Illiquid Asset Tokenization Mining Repository Tokenization Just like any other cryptocurrency, security tokens can be exchanged, traded or distributed among investors or individuals via dedicated exchanges. To be qualified as ST20 tokens, these tokens are expected to comply with certain defined standards. Security tokens are more popular in the market since they are compliant to numerous regulations set by the federal Securities Regulation. For more details on TAO, you can visit Blockchain App Factory. They are the market leaders in asset and real-estate tokenization and their experts can provide you with end-to-end solutions for all your tokenization needs.
  14. We all know what cryptocurrencies are - it’s a digital monetary asset that might not always have an intrinsic value and shape but can be used for digital transactions, either monetary or regulatory. The blockchain - a decentralized and immutable digital ledger - controls all the transactions without the intervention of a financial body to facilitate, authorize and authenticate transactions. The cryptocurrency ecosystem has multiple points of importance - data miners, blockchain developers, software coders, and above everything, cryptocurrency developers ( Cryptocurrency Developers in India). The personnel involved have to be uncompromising on security, immutability, encryption, and decentralization. With more than 23 million Ethereum wallets worldwide, and the number constantly growing, the demand for cryptocurrency developers does not show any signs of waning in the foreseeable future. Continue Blog ⏫
  15. The advent of blockchain has opened floodgates to a plethora of applications that support Crypto assets like Bitcoin, utility tokens and security tokens. While there is a considerable magnitude of comfort with utility tokens, people have an abortion towards security tokens because of its relative freshness and the very mention of the word ‘security’ in the expression. Security tokens are subject to Federal security regulations and are directly associated with the value of an external tradable asset. this would imply that the holder of a security token is entitled to equity, dividend, profit shares, voting, and buyback rights. Why Security Tokens? >>> continue blog
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