Insurance Giant AXA XL Launches Security Token and Crowdfunding Insurance Service

Insurance giant AXA XL and insurance technology startup Assurely have jointly launched a new insurance product covering equity crowdfunding and Security Token Offerings (STOs), according to a press release published on March 6. The new product dubbed CrowdProtector is designed for issuers and investors, and purportedly protects new online capital formation strategies like equity crowdfunding and STOs. The product also aims increase trust, confidence and safety to potential investors guaranteeing that the issuer is insured. According to Ty Sagalow, CEO of Assurely, the parties have managed to increase underwriting. The…

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Bitcoin Is Not A Great Store of Value: Yale Professor

Yale Insights interviewed Professor William N. Goetzmann, a teacher of Finance and Management Studies, about the advent of cryptocurrency. The discussion centered around the purpose and value of money. The article says, in part: Bitcoin’s volatility underscores the challenge of establishing the trust needed for a widely useful currency, but the proliferation of cryptocurrencies also shows that traditional, government-backed currencies don’t address everyone’s needs. Goetzmann says as part of a Q&A that Bitcoin isn’t the best store of value because its value is ever-changing. Depending on who you ask, Bitcoin’s…

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MIT Bitcoin: Legislators Discuss Regulation, Potential of Blockchain Tech

On March 9–10, 2019, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hosted a two-day event, the MIT Bitcoin Expo 2019. Put together by the student-organized MIT Bitcoin Club, the conference welcomed more than just Bitcoin voices from every corner of the industry. One of those voices was that of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce. Peirce sat down with Gary Gensler, ex-chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and senior advisor to the director of the MIT Media Lab, to…

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Dr. Doom Buys First BTC, Is Warren Buffett next?

Famed Swiss investor, analyst and, until recently, crypto skeptic Marc Faber, 73, has bought his first bitcoin in another sign the old guard of investments is warming to crypto. Speaking to German finance website Cash, Faber revealed he recently bought bitcoin for the first time to learn more about cryptocurrencies and following some persistent and high-profile badgering. Gloom, Boom and Doom His normally pessimistic market outlook earned him the nickname “Dr. Doom.” Faber, with a net worth reportedly around $25 billion, famously predicted the crash of 1987. He pens the…

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