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Alethena Brings Security Token Offerings to Switzerland

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Swiss-based startup Alethena has completed the tokenization of its entire share capital on the blockchain, becoming a European pioneer in the security token offerings (STO) space, the company said in an emailed statement to Cryptovest, which reached out with questions on the mechanics and the legality of performing an STO.

What is Alethena and what is its role in the security token ecosystem?

Alethena is the first blockchain-asset rating agency in Switzerland, well-connected with the Crypto Valley. Our aim is to empower the professionalization of the crypto market by providing due diligence expertise in this new field. From our own financing round and many talks with family offices, asset managers, and other professional investors, we understood that it is key for them to have claimable rights in their investment, meaning they are not interested in utility token investments but in venture capital (equity-based). As we are a very solution-oriented team, we did not want to wait until someone else came up with a suitable solution here in Switzerland, so we decided to become pioneers in tokenizing our entire share capital.

(Note: Alethena completed the token distribution on December 13.)

What does it take to turn a security into a token? Can you briefly describe the steps a business needs to take to tokenize its shares, for example?

There are two dimensions to differentiate: legal and technical. From the legal perspective, our solution has now been prototyped in the Swiss jurisdiction but can also be adapted for other jurisdictions. It requires an adaption of the bylaws of the limited company, the proof of the responsible government body, and some notary attestation. From the technical perspective, our prototype works on Ethereum (ERC20 standard) but is blockchain-agnostic, meaning there is a feasible solution on, for example, . Ours calls for the set-up of a smart contract, including the features required from the company that is tokenizing. Last but not least, there is an electronic share register required, which will be provided by our partners from Ledgy (https://www.legdy.com).

How do you ensure that only quality businesses and reliable stock are tokenized?

Our core competence is due diligence. Therefore, all of our clients go through risk analysis to keep the threat of tokenizing a scam to the absolute minimum. In the long term, we aim to have companies with tokenized shares publicly rated by Alethena.

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New Zealand Police Keeping ‘Open Mind’ on Cryptotopia Hack

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New Zealand Police has said the investigation into this week’s hack of crypto exchange Cryptopia is complex and it is keeping an “open mind” on all possibilities.

The police force said in a news update Wednesday that the inquiry is still in its “very early stages” and that they cannot yet tell how much cryptocurrency is involved in the hack, “other than it is a significant amount.”

“We are dealing with a complex situation and we are unable to put a timeframe on how long the investigation may take,” according to the police.

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Genesis, BitGo Team Up to Enable High-Frequency Crypto Trading

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Cryptocurrency custodian BitGo and over-the-counter (OTC) specialist Genesis Global Trading have teamed up on a service designed to make Wall Street feel more comfortable dipping a toe in the market.

Announced today, the tie-up means institutional investors storing digital assets with BitGo can use Genesis’ platform to execute trades at the speed they are accustomed to in the traditional financial markets.

For example, if a client holds 100 bitcoin in their BitGo cold storage wallet, they can get a quote via Genesis and sell those bitcoins immediately. The moment the client agrees on the trade, BitGo locks up the 100 bitcoin and holds them to give to Genesis, which initiates a U.S. dollar bank wire to BitGo.

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Bitwage Now Lets Firms Pay Salaried Staff in Crypto

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Bitwage is partnering with a payroll company to give more firms the ability to pay their workers in cryptocurrency.

Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Bitwage CEO Jonathan Chester says the partnership will let more U.S. employers fund payroll, payroll taxes and benefits with bitcoin or ether.

“This is a lifeline for companies to pay their people compliantly,” Chester told CoinDesk.

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New Zealand Police Keeping ‘Open Mind’ on Cryptopia Hack

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New Zealand Police has said the investigation into this week’s hack of crypto exchange Cryptopia is complex and it is keeping an “open mind” on all possibilities.

The police force said in a news update Wednesday that the inquiry is still in its “very early stages” and that they cannot yet tell how much cryptocurrency is involved in the hack, “other than it is a significant amount.”

“We are dealing with a complex situation and we are unable to put a timeframe on how long the investigation may take,” according to the police.

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Bitcoin Inches Down as Chevron, Total Join Oil Blockchain Platform

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Ninomag.com – Cryptocurrency prices fell slightly on Wednesday, while oil giants Chevron (NYSE:) and Total joined blockchain-based platform Vakt.

The company is one of the first blockchain schemes for commodities, as businesses look for ways to harness the technology behind and other digital coins.

Bitcoin slipped 0.42% to $3,622.40 on the Ninomag.com Index, as of 8:41 AM ET (13:41 GMT).

Cryptocurrencies overall were flat with the total coin market capitalization at $122 billion at the time of writing.

,or Ether, slipped 3.6% to $124.06 and was at $31.51, down 1.6%, while decreased 0.5% to $0.3293.

Vakt, created in 2017, already includes major companies including BP (LON:), Royal Dutch Shell (LON:) and Mercuria Energy Group, among others. The platform os a post-trade processing site for commodities that promises to decrease risk and reduce costs through the elimination of paper contracts.

“Total has been supporting industry initiatives to digitize cargo post-trade processes for some time,” Thomas Waymel, President Trading & Shipping at Total, said in a press release. “We view them as a major step forward towards safer, faster and cheaper logistical operations.”

Meanwhile, global blockchain company The Bitfury Group, is launching an open-source music platform secured using blockchain. While it’s not the first company to venture into the music industry, it’s the first time a major player has aimed to change the music industry.

The platform will streamline the transfer of copyrighted assets, by creating a digital system to share and monetize intellectual property, Bitfury said.

The London-based company was recently valued at $1 billion and sells digital coin mining equipment and develops blockchain technology, including for the Ukrainian government.

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