Trading Technologies CMO Brian Mehta sits down with tZero’s CEO, Saum Noursalehi, in advance of the coming launch of the world’s first regulated exchange for trading security tokens through a joint venture with BOX Digital Markets.
Investors in the tZERO token offering have long been waiting for the platform’s launch, after its initial unveiling in 2015. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne announced that the exchange would launch this week during The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami on January 18, later telling CoinDesk that the technology was ready, but the company needed to finish processing its initial sign-ups first.
Security token trading platform tZERO, a portfolio company of digital retail giant Overstock, has won a patent outlining how it may merge legacy trading systems with cryptocurrencies and digital asset tech.
Published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent describes a “Crypto Integration Platform” capable of combining market information from a variety of sources to determine best prices. The system would then “secure both the digital transactional items (i.e., the funds for a buy order and the digital assets or liabilities for a sell order)” before conducting the transaction.
A county in the blockchain-friendly state of Wyoming is planning to put its land registry on a distributed ledger.
Teton County (pop. 23,265 ), which includes the town of Jackson and part of Yellowstone National Park, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Medici Land Governance (MLG). The startup, majority-owned by Overstock.com’s blockchain investment arm Medici Ventures, will build the new registry on the Open Index Protocol (OIP).
While an abundance of hype surrounds the capabilities of blockchain technology, its ability to transfer equity using tokens as digital securities has been demonstrated.
Medici Ventures, the leading blockchain accelerator and subsidiary ofOverstock.com, Inc., has successfully conducted a digital securities token transfer representing its equity ownership in Chainstone Labs, a company focused on digital securities and decentralized asset management.
Overstock.com, Inc. and its subsidiary tZERO Group, Inc., the global leader in blockchain innovation for capital markets, announced today that Hong Kong-based private equity firm GSR Capital has retained tZERO to develop a smart contract token that will be utilized for an upcoming sale of cobalt.
Medici Ventures announced Tuesday it was purchasing $2.5 million of equity stake in GrainChain, a nearly six-year-old company which develops software tools to aid farmers and purchasers in the grain industry.