The Crypto-Securities Canon

We loved Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Canon, but felt it was missing a section on Crypto-Securities. We put together the following list covering asset tokenization, security tokens, and regulation. Please contact us to nominate additions. We will continue to update over time.

Asset Tokenization

Tokenization of Traditional Assets
Stephen McKeon, Aug. 11, 2017
https://hackernoon.com/traditional-asset-tokenization-b8a59585a7e0

Podcast: Token Talks — Harbor: Tokenized Private Equity
Zachary DeWitt, Wing; Josh Stein, Harbor
http://bit.ly/TokenTalks

PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First
Fortune Magazine, May 19, 2018
http://fortune.com/2018/05/19/david-sacks-blockchain-investing/

The Promise of Automated Compliance
Stephen McKeon, Feb. 6, 2018
https://medium.com/harborhq/the-promise-of-automated-compliance-8316d9e164f2

How Tokenization is Putting Real-World Assets on Blockchains
Addison Cameron-Huff, Distributed, March 30, 2017
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/how-tokenization-is-putting-real-world-assets-on-blockchains-cm767952

How Blockchain Technology Will Reduce Trade Friction for Everything from Real Estate to Fine Art
CNBC, Eric Jackson, Stephen McKeon, Jan. 29, 2018
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/29/stephen-mckeon-on-asset-based-tokenization.html

Ex-PayPal Executive David Sacks Explains How His New Company Will Change Crypto Trading
CNBC, Eric Jackson, Feb. 6, 2018
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/06/ex-paypal-david-sacks-on-craft-fund-and-harbor.html

Security Tokens

The Security Token Thesis
Stephen McKeon, May 25, 2018
https://medium.com/@sbmckeon/the-security-token-thesis-4c5904761063

Podcast: The Flippening — Security Token Documentary Part I
Josh Stein of Harbor, professor Stephen McKeon; Bruce Fenton of Chainstone Labs; and securities attorney Zach Robins.
http://bit.ly/Flippening-Harbor

What is a Security Token? Harbor’s CEO Explains
Fortune Magazine, May 18, 2018
http://fortune.com/2018/05/18/security-token-harbor-ceo/

Introducing the Private ICO (PICO): How to Bring Token Fundraising into Compliance
By David Sacks and Josh Stein, Feb. 27, 2018
https://medium.com/harborhq/introducing-the-private-ico-pico-3e8b782924c1

The Official Guide to Tokenized Securities
Anthony Pompliano (Anthony Pompliano), Feb. 25, 2018
https://medium.com/@apompliano/the-official-guide-to-tokenized-securities-44e8342bb24f

Introducing Harbor and the Regulated Token (R-Token)
Arisa Amano, Harbor, Feb. 6, 2018
https://medium.com/harborhq/introducing-harbor-90ffc2b49a21

8 Important Things to Know about Security Tokens/Token Regulation
Lukas Schor, The Argon Group, Nov. 22, 2017
https://medium.com/@argongroup/8-important-things-to-know-about-security-tokens-token-regulation-3d548a1a6367

Why ICOs Should Want to Be Securities
Lindsay Lin, Oct. 2, 2017
https://www.coindesk.com/icos-want-securities/

Equity Token Finance
David Siegel, Nov. 6, 2017
https://hackernoon.com/equity-token-finance-1eeeb14f20f8

Regulation

SEC Chief: ‘Every ICO I’ve Seen is a Security’
CoinDesk, Feb. 6, 2018
https://www.coindesk.com/sec-chief-clayton-every-ico-ive-seen-security/

Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, Dec. 11, 2017
https://www.sec.gov/news/public-statement/statement-clayton-2017-12-11

Company Halts ICO After SEC Raises Registration Concerns (aka Munchee action)
SEC, Dec. 11, 2017
https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2017-227

SEC Issues Investigative Report Concluding DAO Tokens, a Digital Asset, Were Securities (aka The DAO Report)
SEC, July 25, 2017
https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2017-131

Munchee Settlement Puts the Utility Token Argument to the Test
Coin Center, Peter Valkenburgh, Dec. 12, 2017
https://coincenter.org/entry/munchee-settlement-puts-the-utility-token-argument-to-the-test

The SAFT is a Reasonable Approach to Securities Law When Pre Selling Useful Network Tokens 
Coin Center, Oct. 2, 2017
https://coincenter.org/entry/the-saft-is-a-reasonable-approach-to-securities-law-when-preselling-useful-network-tokens