• Texture Capital licensed tokenized securities
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation,  United States

    Texture Capital gains U.S. regulator’s approval to issue tokenized securities

    FINRA granted the firm both a digital securities broker-dealer and Alternative Trading System operator license

    Texture Capital will now be able to begin issuing, tokenizing, and trading digital securities in the United States. It aims to leverage technology—and more specifically blockchain-based smart contracts—to allow institutions to directly participate in the private markets more efficiently.

  • Spencer Dinwiddie Cred savings platform
    Cryptocurrencies,  People

    NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie teams up with Cred for crypto lending, savings

    With plans to tokenize his salary yet to materialize, the Brooklyn Nets’ guard is offering fans 10% interest and cryptocurrency-backed loans.

    As he still battles to tokenize his lucrative NBA contract, Brooklyn Nets star Spencer Dinwiddie has come up with a back-up plan: offering a savings platform for cryptocurrencies. Through the partnership with Cred, a California-based lender, users can “pledge” digital assets such as Bitcoin and Litecoin—as well as stablecoins including Tether. In return, Dinwiddie says he is promising up to 10% interest at maturity

  • Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    SEC warns investors about initial exchange offerings

    IEOs are the new ICOs, and the financial watchdog wants investors to take heed

    The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an alert Tuesday, urging investors to proceed with caution before investing in IEOs through online trading platforms—which often tout themselves as exchanges—especially when those platforms are located overseas.