Security Tokens: Real Estate, tough competition, partnerships

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Sheldon Freedman is on holiday this week.

Here is our pick of the 3 most important Security Tokens news stories during the week:

1. Tokenized Real Estate Booms While Security Tokens Struggle

Despite a nearly double-digit retraction in the combined capitalization of the security token sector, real estate tokens gain over 4% during April .

Why It Matters:   Real Estate tokens are a bright spot in the pandemic gloom, which hurt all markets in April including Security Tokens. So any sector that is prospering has to have something interesting. Buying a residential home is the biggest financial commitment of most people’s lifetime. Buying property commercially has historically only been for the wealthy. Tokenization may change that calculation as it makes fractional ownership so easy. 

2. Crypto Bank Partnership Intensifies Digital Asset Competition

SEBA Bank AG, a new Switzerland based crypto bank has announced a partnership with Tokensoft, a U.S. based provider of digital asset issuance and management technology. SEBA Bank will use Tokensoft’s technology to enable clients to design, structure, issue and manage digital assets on SEBA’s platform.

Why It Matters: Crypto Banks are working hard to differentiate between themselves and legacy banks. It is all about the costs. Expect more partnership deals as regulated Crypto Banks look to shave basis points off costs by partnering with tech companies down the stack.

3. ICON Foundation And LCX Partner to Innovate On Security Token Infrastructure

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, and Seoul, South Korea – Liechtenstein Blockchain Innovator LCX declare another association with ICON Foundation. ICON Foundation and LCX have signed a memorandum of understanding and concurred on a long term partnership.

Why It Matters: More partnership between regulated Crypto Banks and tech companies down the stack. Cross border is no hurdle – this is Korea meets Lichtenstein. When markets are quiet (as most were in April), entrepreneurs focus on building out product capability.


We have a self-imposed constraint of 3 news stories each week because we serve busy senior leaders in Fintech who need just enough information to get on with their job.

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