Tokens for Tesla: Exchange launching next week will trade US shares in crypto | Binance will have ‘at least one new token launch every month’ on its redesigned token platform

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DX.Exchange, a European-regulated crypto exchange, plans to open its doors to investors next Monday, but it won't just offer trading between crypto and fiat.

The 100-person will also allow users to buy tokenized shares in Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla, and a number of technology companies that trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market. "We are launching with 10 of the top stocks traded on Nasdaq first. And we will again be adding more and more as we move forward," chief executive officer Daniel Skowronski said in an interview with The Block. 

Traders will be able to purchase tokenized shares in fiat or in select cryptocurrencies. An agreement with MPS MarketPlace Securities means they will back each tokenized stock purchase with an actual share of a given company, Skowronski said, adding the digitized stock will be ERC-20 tokens.

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Binance will have ‘at least one new token launch every month’ on its redesigned token platform

Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange, is relaunching its token sale platform Launchpad, the firm announced Thursday.

The Launchpad platform originally went online in August 2017 and facilitated two token sales — BREAD and GIFTO — in the midst of the ICO mania at the end of 2017. BREAD raised $6 million, whereas GIFTO raised $3.4 million. Both sold out in seconds, according to the firm. The platform has been redesigned from the ground up to allow for more engagement with project teams and it will aim to “help blockchain projects raise funds and increase their reach across the crypto ecosystem,” according to Binance. — More

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