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Agents of Growth: How Transfer Agents Can Work with Digital Securities

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Mar 12, 2020 9:32:39 AM

So much goes into a single trade in the alternative asset market. Each time a real estate or private equity security changes hands, multiple parties are required to coordinate. This coordination has almost exclusively been manual in the past. This, among other factors, has limited the viability of an efficient secondary market through inefficiencies, errors, and, in some cases, months-long settlement times.

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4 Things Asset Managers Should Know About Digital Securities

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Mar 2, 2020 12:33:25 PM

For investment funds, wealth managers and other asset managers, there’s an eternal quest for the next source of outsized returns. Whether these asset managers are overseeing client portfolios or connecting their own customers with investments directly, differentiating in the market with high-quality, high return offerings is critical.

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Issuer Spotlight: Lottery.com

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Feb 20, 2020 2:51:00 PM

As a leader in the mobilization of officially sanctioned lottery games, Lottery.com aims to raise significant funds for humanitarian needs using games of chance. Powering these efforts is its revolutionary mobile lottery platform, which is capable of raising billions of dollars for charity.

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Redesigning Real Estate with Digital Securities

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Jan 6, 2020 1:12:13 PM

We’ve all felt that hole burning in our wallets before, whether after the first paycheck at a new job or a hefty tax return. But what about when you have an extra $10,000 to spare? Have you ever turned that kind of money into a solid real estate investment? For all but lottery winners and the ultra-wealthy, the answer is likely a resounding “no.”

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Asset Focus: Real Assets

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Dec 16, 2019 11:18:32 AM

From oil and gas reserves to precious metals, real assets represent a broad range of investments – and a wealth of opportunities for investors.

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Democratizing Capital-Raising by Digitizing Reg A+ Securities

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Nov 12, 2019 12:47:10 PM

For decades, investing in private securities was only open to a small pool of qualified investors – until Regulation A+ changed the rules for good.

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How Can I Qualify to Trade on Openfinance?

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Oct 21, 2019 1:51:44 PM

While investors know that diversification is key in any portfolio, investing in private and non-listed securities has historically been easier said than done. Accessing deals is often challenging, buying a stake requires significant amounts of capital, and liquidating a position is all but impossible for investors.

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Is the IPO Slowly Dying?

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Oct 8, 2019 10:34:06 AM

At Facebook’s annual F8 conference earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg declared “the future is private” – but is that the case when it comes to investments?

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Asset Focus: Real Estate

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Sep 18, 2019 10:11:00 AM

Diversification. Capital appreciation. Protection from inflation. Real estate offers a slew of advantages that make it a natural fit for many investment portfolios. Since these assets aren’t typically tied to daily market ups and downs, investors often incorporate them alongside equities and fixed income. As part of a diversified portfolio, real estate can offer a more stable, long-term investment with the potential to grow in value and produce income, in some cases.

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The Venmo Effect: How Digitization Is Driving Peer-to-Peer Investing

Posted by Juan Hernandez on Sep 3, 2019 8:45:13 AM

Over the last several years, peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo and Zelle have made it exponentially easier to transfer money among friends and family. While paying for your share of dinner or the gas bill once required visiting an ATM to get cash or writing a check that took days to clear, it’s now simple to settle tabs instantly with a few taps of a screen.

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