A summary of security token standards that are incorporating compliance with smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain

In the past six months, there have been numerous protocols presented to deal with automating certain aspects of compliance on the Ethereum blockchain. Compliance is needed because securities and other representations of value, which are now being stored on the blockchain, are subject to regulatory compliance obligations. By incorporating real-world assets, “security tokens,” for example, have to comply with existing securities laws. …


In the rapidly developing digital currency landscape, decentralized exchanges have occupied perhaps the most aggressively growing sector. In short, decentralized exchange eliminates the third party service, as used in centralized exchanges, that holds a customer’s funds. In doing so, customers transact directly with one another (peer-to-peer) through an automated process, eliminating the risk of security breaches, reducing service fees, and restoring greater autonomy over one’s funds.

In this article, I’ll compare and contrast recently launched decentralized exchange designs with what we’re building here at AirSwap, and discuss the main differences of each.

Some of the projects I’ll look at do…

Deepa Sathaye

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